Calais stop

Discussion in 'Motorhome Chat' started by spitfire, Mar 24, 2013.

  1. spitfire

    spitfire Funster

    Joined:
    Oct 13, 2010
    Messages:
    891
    Likes Received:
    857
    Location:
    Correze France
    Any advice on stops near Calais for early ferry. Forcing ourselves back to UK !! Need to see grand kids before they grow up :Smile:

    Normally stop at Dunkirk ferry car park for early ferry but should we end up taking one from Calais advice needed!! Last time ( many years ago ) we stopped in the car park there but boy was it noisy !! :Sad:
     
  2. peter125

    peter125 Read Only Funster

    Joined:
    Nov 26, 2012
    Messages:
    33
    Likes Received:
    9
    Location:
    cardiff south wales
    stopover

    Theres a good one, looking at the ferries in and out of port,follow callias central and get to seafront we found it great last year,Im sure others will tell you in more detail , bestof luck :Smile:
     
  3. cmcardle75

    cmcardle75 Read Only Funster

    Joined:
    Jun 8, 2012
    Messages:
    670
    Likes Received:
    263
    Location:
    Reading
    You could always park an the Dunkerque ferry car park and just drive to Calais in the morning...
     
  4. Minxy Girl

    Minxy Girl Funster Life Member

    Joined:
    Aug 22, 2007
    Messages:
    8,587
    Likes Received:
    9,972
    Location:
    E Yorks
    Cite Europe would be my choice, there is parking specifically for motorhomes on Boulevard du Kent next to the police station:
     

    Attached Files:

    • Like Like x 3
  5. tonka

    tonka Funster Life Member

    Joined:
    Jul 2, 2008
    Messages:
    5,340
    Likes Received:
    7,602
    Location:
    Cannock, Staffs or Benidorm, spain
    Cite Europe. Or the aire at Wissant (free) and quiet...:thumb:
     
    • Like Like x 2
  6. magicsurfbus

    magicsurfbus Funster

    Joined:
    Oct 11, 2010
    Messages:
    3,508
    Likes Received:
    8,263
    Location:
    NW England
    There's an Aire on Digue Gaston Berthe (Google Maps 50.966617,1.844137) overlooking the port entrance, it's interesting but you get the overnight noise of the ferry engines. Your SatNav (if you have one) may decline the location as it's detached from the road. It's behind the Municipal Camping on the Ave Raymond Poincare, and is run by them.

    There's another Aire (also run by the Municipal Camping) a little further back from the seafront overlooking the west dock where the sailing boats moor up - the view's not as interesting but it's quieter. The entrance is off the Bd de la Resistance at 50.960109,1.844577, however this parking area sometimes gets taken over by a fun fair around this time of the year.

    Others have mentioned alternative three which is Cite Europe's MH parking.
     
  7. Loujess

    Loujess Read Only Funster

    Joined:
    Jan 10, 2010
    Messages:
    3,261
    Likes Received:
    3,168
    Location:
    Leeds UK
    If you want to get on the boat quickly in the morning, why not just park at the ticket office. Loads of MHs there. :BigGrin:

    Ivy
     
  8. spitfire

    spitfire Funster

    Joined:
    Oct 13, 2010
    Messages:
    891
    Likes Received:
    857
    Location:
    Correze France
    Thanks all :Smile: lots of choice :Smile:
     
  9. B-well

    B-well Funster

    Joined:
    Apr 19, 2008
    Messages:
    1,163
    Likes Received:
    903
    Location:
    Kent coast
    I think Calais ticket office have started charging now, Feb 2013, specific parking areas according to how long one is staying, but needs checking out .

    head for Bleriot plage past water tower on roundabout on left, carry on sand dunes/sea on right Radar station and beach huts good parking unmade road, have always used this as found Calais docks too noisy. couple of miles only.
     
Loading...

Share This Page