New motorhome parking area in Blackpool

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  1. GAVLAD

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    Was talking to the lady in Blackpools RNLI shop yesterday and got talking about where we was staying. After telling her we was in a motorhome, she told us that there's a new motorhome parking site due to be opened near where she lived.
    It's going to be on the sea front (Queens Promenade) at Little Bispham near Norbreck Castle Hotel, which is North shore of Blackpool.
    Apparently, they're on with refurbing that stretch of promenade and this, along with a new motorhome parking area will be ready/open next year.

    Not sure whether it's daytime only or if overnighting will be permitted.
    Watch this space.
     
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  2. Cal54

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    Good to hear, thanks @ Gavlad.
     
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    This used to be a popular free overnighting spot but was marred by some who stayed for weeks. The local council are refurbishing the sea wall defences in this area just south of Clevelleys at Little Bispam so the whole of Queens promenade is currently out of action due to the work being underway. It was rumoured that they may allow motorhome overnight parking once the work is completed but for a fee-similar to the little aire at St annes.
    On one visit 18 months ago we had been advised of a couple of delapidated caravans that had been parked up for several weeks that had been left by the owners, with clamps on the wheels etc. and used them at weekends but securing a parking spot for the season.
     
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    St Annes works very well, so it makes sense to do it in Blackpool. You abuse the rules you get a ticket, simple.
     
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    Can't they put a parking area where someone wants to go ? :D:D
     
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    It's a start though...
     
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    After our last visit to the general area we really want to go back again.. Blackpool and Liverpool are very high on our 'must go again' list
     
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    Why what is wrong with Cleveleys ?.
     
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    I'm sure it has its redeeming features ? The road out for instance ? :D:D:D:D
     
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    Another masochist.....:rofl::rofl:
     
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    LOL !! Liverpool surprised the hell out of us !
    Our previous visit left us feeling as if we had been in Lebanon or somewhere.. This time.. wow !
    We ran out of time before we had done half what we wanted to do.

    In fact gonna have to do some research to find a good place to plot up for a few days
     
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    Yes that's a good road it takes all the riff raff away from here .:giggler::giggler::giggler::giggler:
     
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    Peter I'm only jesting... I have to say Blackpool is not my sort of place but I don't know much about the surrounding areas.. (y)
     
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    I always remember going into Huyton for the first time and it looking like a no go area, but eh still here.
     
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    We liked to visit Cleveleys,Fleetwood and Blackpool, they are totally different places . The sea front at Cleveleys is particularly nice to walk along.
     
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    Hi Charlie
    I quite agree Blackpool is a dive and going down hill. I to am only having a bit of a laugh. Pete (y)(y)(y)
     
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    Peter I take being called riff raff a bit of a compliment.. Where I come from anyone who has two ears is a cissy. Anyone with the arse in their trousers is a Toff.. Mind we play shove halfpenny with manhole covers though !(y)
     
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    Ho so you was brought up near me then. ;););)
     
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    Peter trust me where I grew up was about as rough as it gets... Honestly it was a tough area but at least when we left school there were jobs. From my background we either got stuck in and grafted and never looked back or sunk .. I was one of the fortunate ones but had to work hard to get out and up. I feel truly privileged to like in a nice house in a nice village and owe no bugger nowt. How it could have been different. Hell I'm a lucky bugger (y)
     
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    We've enjoyed this weekend in Blackpool. Sorry @peter marshall we didn't stop in Cleveleys this time :) It was wet yesterday when we went through on the bus :)

    I'm not surprised that Blackpool may be making more provision for motorhomes. The parking manager has been keen on doing so for several years but it sometimes means taking a softly softly approach to convince others.
     
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