CAR parks in Swanage will be restricted over the weekend and people are advised to avoid the area.

Main Beach and Broad Road car parks will be closed to the public, however town centre car parks will remain open.

The Swanage Information Centre confirmed the restrictions in a post on Facebook.

It said: “Town Centre car parks will remain open for essential shopping.

“We are also very excited about the new Institute Road works which will create a pleasant and safer shopping area once completed, where work has recently re-started.

“However, this does make movement around the town difficult so try and avoid this area if possible.

“Please think twice before coming to Swanage.”