Overnight at Dover.

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  1. GeoffH

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    Would like to thank all who answered last thread. I would like to ask anyone if they know how safe and if itspossible to spend the night at Dover so we can catch the early, early ferry?
    Live in Manchester and want to leave the day before.
    Tks
     
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    Hi, you are better to take an evening ferry and stay on an aires in France. BUSBY.
     
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    You live in Manchester and dare ask about safety.

    The good people of Dover are crapping themselves thinking about a Mancunian arriving in their midst.
     
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    Dover Esplanade is ok for parking - loads of MHs park overnight there, should use the far end from the port but loads park in front of The Gateway (huge block of flats), nearer the port.
     
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    Hi. I always stay at the Caravan Club, Black Horse Farm site. It's about 10 mins from Dover and is geared up for people arriving and departing at all hours.
     
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    Were there a week ago Tuesday:Cool:[​IMG]
     
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    yep we are doing the same 8 am to dunkerk on the10 /3// going thro to spain <murcia> yes m/c <warrington> to dover is far enough for us old people, in one day ,and we shall park on the front nr port , we will leave sat 11am the 9/3 regards dieselkg:Eeek:
     
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    One word of caution there - we tried that at the start of the school Easter Holiday on a Saturday evening. The Calais-Plage aire was full, the Calais Bassin Ouest aire had been overrun by a fun fair, and we only just got into the last slot at Gravelines.

    Obviously that's an easier option at off peak times, which is one of the many reasons I'm looking forward to retirement.
     
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    Overnight on the Dover Promenade

    Hi GeoffH

    I stayed there last month and did not experience any problem, if you don't know, its free after 6 pm and before 8 am. Don't forget to allow for the queue's, early mornings are when most of the lorries go over. I was catching the 7.30 to Calais missed that! But managed to get the 8am to Dunkirk. You go right down to the last roundabout before the terminal and then come back on yourself. The turning is obviously on the left but take the second one without the width restriction.
    Have a good trip:Cool:

    Romatone
     
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    Tisn't called The Esplanade though is it? It's still called Marine Parade AFAIK ? :Laughing:
     
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    It's whole length is actually Esplanade, Waterloo Crescent & Marine Parade :thumb:
     
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    Exactly so: Marine Parade is the eastern end nearest to the ferry port, Esplanade is the western end near to the yachting basin and Waterloo Crescent is the bit in the middle. In our experience, the western section gets used the most and certainly by the larger units.
     
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    Yep Marine Parade lovely spot we often take a walk along there and down to the cafe at the end off the pier cos its only 10 minutes from our house:thumb:
     
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    So do we!
     
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    Cor we might have passed oneanother and not knowing it:thumb:
     
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    When crossing to Calias we stop overnight in the carpark next to the ticket office in Calias
     
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    Hi if any one gets stuck finding a good place to stop over night, Our very good friend has a CL site with hard standing,10mins from Dover docks ,she's on the A2 at whitfield you can call her on 01304 820234 and ask for Nelly, all the best Alf.
     
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