Motorhoming in Jersey?

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  1. solo 1

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    Does anyone have any details if this is possible? Sites etc. Any guidance appreciated
     
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    I have been told that you have to book your campsite before making a ferry reservation. No wild camping at all :(
     
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    Jersey has two campsites I think, you have to get a pass to let you drive from the port to the campsite. You are not allowed to drive around the island. We were there in a car in August this year and thought how difficult it would be to drive round the island in our motorhome. A small VW size van would be fine get to lots of really nice out the way places.
     
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    Hi pat-c
    I looked into doing this a while ago, apparently there are 3 campsites that you have to use, no wild camping!
    You book firstly with the campsite which they then apply for and sort out a permit for you and the ferry . It was a no go for us as out van is to long for the ferry I can't remember if it had to be shorter than 6 or 7 metres long. Hope this helps.
     
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    We visited Jersey in our Volvo S60 and found driving around a bit tight :D We had the same thoughts as Mikey rv.
     
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    What would the point be it would be cheaper to get B&B with a hire car that you can drive about with, rather than a very dear metal tent stuck on a site in the middle of no where. Ferry cost will be through the roof for a 7 mtr van.
     
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    Things to consider before taking a motorhome to Jersey...

    Copied and pasted from gov.je as I can't do the link



    Visiting caravans and motorhomes

    Visitors wishing to bring a caravan or motorhome to the Island can do so provided:

    • the caravan / motorhome stays on a registered campsite

    • the relevant permit is sought from the campsite prior to arrival in the Island

    • a letter of authority is obtained from the Department of the Environment prior to arrival in the Island

    Caravan holidays on the Jersey Tourism website

    Are there any other restrictions?

    • caravans are restricted to one journey to and one journey from the campsite to the port while in the Island

    • caravans must remain on the designated site for the period of the permit

    • motorhomes can be driven on the roads, subject to a permit and provided they return to the designated campsite each night (drivers should be aware that many of Jersey's roads are narrow and may have limited access)

    • the maximum stay at any Jersey campsite is one month per caravan / motorhome

    • the maximum permissible width of a towed caravan, including the towing vehicle, is 2.3m (this includes any fitting on or attached to the vehicle, but excludes mirrors and indicators)

    Further information:

    There are three campsites in Jersey that can accommodate caravans:

    • Rozel Camping Park

    • Beuvelande Campsite

    • Daisy Cottage Campsite

    Visitors should note that Jersey campsites do not have 'drive over' drains for blackwater sewage.
     
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    We go once a year to visit family, we normally stop at Beuvelande Campsite, first class, good toilet small bar and restaurant on site. Just contact them they will arrange ferries and guidence to site. Check their web page.
     
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    Hi and thanks for all your replies. We didn't know anything about the channel islands but are now better informed. Looks like we will take our car and hotel, or as we have airport in town we may fly and hire. Thanks again (y)
     
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    If might be cheaper to book a package. If cost us €442 from st malo with a 6.5 mtrs van and £161 for the campsite starting 6th September for 1 week.
    Wer stayed at daisy campsite, staff are friendly but facilities basic.
    They emailed us a permit.
    The roads are very narrow, the local buses get down them but it was a bit hairy.
    The bus trip cost £2 for a single journey anywhere on the island.
    Prices are cheap there but as we went from st malo, perhaps we are comparing french prices.
    We went from st malo as we are touring france and it made sense. Very expensive holiday for a week though but at least we can say we've done it.
     
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    We attended a CCC rally and the condor ferry over was such a tight squeeze so much so that we couldn't exit the van through the front doors but had to exit just! By the sliding door. We were there for three weeks and ended up hiring a car for trips out. Stayed at the beuvelande campsite quite nice cafe/bar and outdoor pool. A walk to the bus stop about half a mile down quiet roads.
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    Dunno about Jersey.. Always wanted to do Guernsey.. My mum and dad honeymooned there and I still have the pics of the Nazi hospital installation somewhere
     
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    Love this forum.. So much info on anything you wish for....

    Very excited about our trip in 21 days..

    Now.. Anyone know how strict Condor are about gas bottles.. Web site says only 1 and under 5kg but we have a 6kg bottle...
     
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    We love the C.I. & have been there several times with cars, however the Seacat travel costs put us off taking the MH, nearly £400 return with 2 people in May :eek:
     
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    We have found Condor very helpful in the past, just give them a ring with any queries regarding your MH on the Seacat (y)
     
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    Used to drive around the island at break neck speeds when competing in the Jersey Rally but wouldn't consider it in a MH, well not at 100mph anyway
    Beautiful place and the weather always seems good.
     
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