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  1. Mikey RV

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    Are there any campsites over there and can I take my motorhome. Got a wedding to go to next year and might make a week of it. Anyone been or know please. :thumb:
     
  2. phil1946

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    Can be done but see http://www.motorhomefun.co.uk/continental-touring/11538-taking-motorhome-channel-islands.html


    Visiting caravans and motorhomes can be driven on the roads subject to a permit and are restricted to one journey to, and one journey from, the campsite to the port. Caravans must remain on the designated site for the period of the permit.

    Special dispensation has been given allowing motorhomes to circulate on the Island on a daily basis but MUST return to the designated campsite each night. (Drivers should be aware that many of Jersey's roads are narrow and may have limited access).

    Cars used for towing caravans may be used in the normal way on the Island's roads.
    Duration of stay

    Maximum of one month per caravan/motorhome.
    Type of Unit/Size - Width

    Towed caravan including the towing vehicle or motorhome 2.3 m (this includes any fitting on or attached to the vehicle but excludes mirrors and indicators).
    Length

    * Caravan - 6.7 m (excluding the means of attachment to the towing vehicle).
    * Motorhome - 9.3 m
    * Combination - Caravan and towing vehicle 16.50 m (to include any projection to the front or rear of the vehicle).

    Display of Permit

    The permit must be displayed in the window of the unit clearly showing the dates for which the permit is valid.
    Ownership/Insurance

    Full third party insurance must be in force for the full duration of the stay and documents proving ownership must be carried.
    Sewage

    N.B Jersey campsites do not currently have 'Drive Over' drains for blackwater sewage
    Process

    * The visitor contacts the site of their choice.
    * The campsite proprietor takes full details of booking on the approved form.
    * The campsite proprietor or approved agent makes the reservation with the sea carrier.
    * The confirmed booking detail is sent to Jersey Tourism.
    * The official authority issues a permit in triplicate which is then returned to the campsite proprietor.
    * The campsite proprietor sends full details to the visitor with 2 copies of the permit. Keeping one for their own records.
    * One copy of the permit will be given to the carrier at time of departure, one document is kept in full display in the window of the unit.

    There are regulations governing caravan entry and length of stay. Three campsites can accommodate caravans, these are Rose Farm, Rozel Camping Park and Beuvelande Campsite.

    Caravan owners who wish to visit the Island should make their arrangements directly with the campsite of their choice.
     
  3. golly

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    I think I read somewhere, that a permit was needed and you are only allowed to drive from the ferry to the camp site, can,t find the info at the moment.

    John

    edit , beat me to it !!
     
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  4. smiffy502000

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    hi. have a look at rozel bay camp site. very nice site ,stayed last year for a couple of weeks. they will arrange your permit for you, and they even meet you from the ferry to escort you to the site:Smile: beautiful sea views too! just google it and it will give you all the info you will need and the tarrifs.:thumb::thumb:
     
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    Taking all of the above info into account, would it be within the bounds of "Combination" to have our trailer with the m/bike, for touring the island, as long as we were within the overall measurements ?
    Too much faff on to keep going on and off the site and find parking and negotiate narrow roads with the MH.
     
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    motor bike would be ideal, we just hired a car, cheep enough and plenty to choose from. delivered and collected from the site
     
  7. Oldroadies

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    Just to clarify there are three campsites in Jersey, Rozel, Beuveland (out East) & the smaller Daisy Cottage out west.
    www.daisycottagecampsite.com
    www.campingjersey.com - Beuveland
    www.rozelcamping.com
    You can drive your motorhome around the island, but as already mentioned the roads are quite narrow, a bit like driving in Cornwall.
    Natives are friendly enough, fuel cheaper than Uk, diesel currently £1.15 , food shopping expensive with only uk store Waitrose + local supermarkets, speed limit 40mph but more and more roads now 30, lpg available at only one garage (just outside St Helier) , food and drink, pub food generally good and reasonable, drinks expensive (no longer like back in the 60s) , very good top class restaurants (expect to pay £35/head upwards) same for cigarettes so bring your duty free with you! I think that's about all, any other questions please ask, :Smile:
     
  8. Mikey RV

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    Thanks for all the info guys.
     
  9. Inthezone

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    I am thinking of going in september, I am ok with the motorhome being on the campsite for the week as I am also thinking of taking the smart car with me as well, it all depends upon the cost of the ferry and the campsite, the other choice will me mainland france.

    Anyone know which is the best ferry deal for september? :Smile:
     
  10. Sidney

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    Having lived in Jersey for a number of years I wouldn't be tempted to take a medium or large motorhome there - I'd rather take a car and stay in a hotel or take a flight and hire a car. There are very few places to explore for the day and fewer places to park when you get there. :Sad:

    Rozel, Bouley Bay, Bonne Nuit Bay - narrow roads and very little parking.

    Plemont has some parking at the top of the hill if you get there early.

    Gorey and St Brelade's has some parking IF you get there early but won't suit large outfits.

    Ouaisne has some parking (its around the bay from St Brelades)

    Five Mile Road on the West coast is a good bet and there are places along the Elizabeth's Bay to the South and at St Aubin to the West.

    If you're looking for the Jersey feel without the agro I'd go to St Malo (France) and travel West :Blush:
     
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  11. TheDogMan

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    The ferry fare is daylight robbery, and thats the locals saying that not me, I would not take a MoHo to Jersey unless I hired a car when there, the roads are just too narrow to drive it round the island, I was amazed when I went the first time and saw the specially built very narrow buses and refuse trucks, there was one short stretch of dual carrageway on the sea front at St Hellier and was known as the motorway with a 40mph limit the rest of the island was 30mph on very narrow roads.
    Lots of deals to fly or ferry including a hotel and car hire was cheap.
     
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    We flew to Jersey, stayed in an hotel and hired bikes. We were a lot fitter in those days of course.... 34 years ago.
     
  13. Mikey RV

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    Think I'll get the Kayak out and take a tent. :BigGrin:
     
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