Late arrival parking between M25 and Dover - any thoughts?

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  1. magicsurfbus

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    Assuming you're arriving in Kent late evening (say around 10pm) to catch an early ferry from Dover the following day, and you're too late to use the Canterbury Park'n'Ride or a campsite, what overnight parking options exist apart from the M2 Medway Service Area?
     
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    Stop on the Esplanade / Waterloo Crescent / Marine Parade in Dover. Free parking allowed between 6 pm and 8 am. Loads of people, including us, do it.
    http://goo.gl/maps/2cxGM
     
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    Military Road at Hythe.
     
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    Marine Parade again.
     
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    Given that we're travelling from NW England to Kent on the evening before Good Friday I'm not optimistic about getting all the way to the SE Coast before we both fall asleep at the wheel, but the Dover/Hythe spots are certainly worth knowing about if we're really stuck, so thanks for that.

    On one previous occasion we pulled into a set back lay-by on the A2 near Kent Motorcycles, but that'd probably be full of trucks by the time we arrived.
     
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    Marine Parade again!

    I was one of 20+ parked there last summer. Nice area to wander about or even take a dip too.
     
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    Minnis Bay ,Bichington, Kent is a good spot at the end of the A2.Only 30-45 mins from Dover port.
     
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    Theres more than one layby on the A2 mate and if you go down to the macdonalds roundabout, turn right, then right at the next roundabout, there is a truckstop on a large ind estate. If you google earth the area around the Kent MC layby, there are some even off the A2, but running paralell.:thumb:
     
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    Having said this ,i would tend to take the m20 as opposed to the M2.
     
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    Nice restaurant there too. I think it's called"The Minnis". Right on the beach.
     
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    Unless of course operation stack is in force.:Rofl1::Rofl1::Rofl1:
     
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    Thats the one Chris,and its not far off the beaten track if you take the A2.
     
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    Kent county council have closed the layby`s on A2 for 6 month experiment as i understand, some complaints about the truckers leaving waste around. Hythe nice town to visit and parking in military road ideal spot.
    Alternatively folkestone by the grand hotel nice cliff top victorian walk, 20 min max to ferry or 10 min to tunnel no cost to either.
     
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    Week today will be parking up at Marine Parade for our am crossing on Tuesday, bound for another beer tour of Belgium :thumb:.
     
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    Does anyone know if you can park overnight at Samphire hoe? ive been down there a couple of times but never thought to find out.That would be a nice little stop off for a morning ferry.
     
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