DOZENS of car parks across Dorset will remain closed over the Easter weekend amid the coronavirus pandemic.

Across Bournemouth, Christchurch and Poole, almost 40 car parks have been closed in a bid to deter visitors.

People have been told to stay at home and only leave the house for the following reasons; to go to work if they cannot do so from home, shopping for basic necessities like food and medicine, for one form of exercise a day which should be done close to people’s homes and for any medical need.

Car parks are closed in the Bournemouth area:

  • Alum Chine
  • Bath Road North
  • Bath Road South
  • Beacon Road
  • Durley Chine
  • Hengistbury Head
  • Kingfisher Barn
  • Monkey Island
  • Overstrand
  • Solent Beach
  • Solent Meads Golf
  • Southbourne Crossroads
  • Throop Mill
  • Undercliff Drive
  • Warren Edge
  • Woodside Road

Car parks closed in the Christchurch area:

  • Avon Run
  • Avon Beach
  • Highcliffe Top
  • Highcliffe Castle
  • Mudeford Quay
  • Steamer Point
  • Southcliffe Road
  • Stanpit Marsh

Car parks closed in the Poole area:

  • Beach Road
  • Branksome Chine
  • Branksome Dene
  • Delph Woods
  • Ferry Way
  • Ham Common
  • Hamworthy Park
  • Lake Pier
  • Newfoundland
  • Poole Park
  • Sandbanks
  • Shore Road
  • Western Road
  • Whitecliff

The car parks at Upton Country Park and Hengistbury Head have also been closed.

Car parks closed across the Dorset Council area:

  • Charmouth Rd Lyme Regis
  • Holmbush Lyme Regis
  • East Beach West Bay
  • Esplanade West Bay
  • Station Yard West Bay
  • The Mound West Bay
  • West Bay Rd West Bay
  • The Beach, West Bexington
  • Beach (Main), Weymouth
  • Beach (Overspill), Weymouth
  • Chesil, Portland
  • Council Offices, Weymouth
  • Lodmoor , Weymouth
  • Melcombe Regis, Weymouth
  • Nothe, Weymouth
  • Pavilion (Main), Weymouth
  • Pavilion (Railway Lines), Weymouth
  • Portland Bill (Main), Portland
  • Swannery, Weymouth
  • Giants View Car Park, Cerne Abbas
  • ALL Dorset Council Country Parks