Parking

Discussion in 'The Beginner' started by Iwshelton, Mar 7, 2014.

  1. Iwshelton

    Iwshelton Read Only Funster

    Joined:
    Mar 7, 2014
    Messages:
    1
    Likes Received:
    0
    Location:
    Leicestershire
    Newbie/Ian Shelton

    Does anyone know if parking is available in Cornwall car parks and is it easy in other parts of the country. We have just spent six weeks in New Zealand where is was no problem and worried we have been spoilt
     
  2. GJH

    GJH Funster Life Member

    Joined:
    Aug 20, 2007
    Messages:
    27,232
    Likes Received:
    34,419
    Location:
    Acklam, Teesside, originally Glossop
    Blatant self promotion - look in my signature :BigGrin:
     
  3. emmitdb

    emmitdb Funster

    Joined:
    Aug 14, 2009
    Messages:
    1,604
    Likes Received:
    1,512
    Location:
    Cornwall
    Greetings,

    Having just had a holiday in NZ where I hired a motorhome, I feel comfortable in answering your query.

    Yes you have been spoiled in New Zealand!!!

    You will pay through the nose to park in Car Parks in Cornwall, HOWEVER;

    I would draw your attention to the fact that Cornwall is heavily dependent upon tourism. To this end the local Authorities down here have plastered many roads with Double Yellow Lines which is a general indicator that you cannot park at any time.

    WRONG, WRONG and DOUBLE WRONG!!!! (read on);

    You will find on close observation that there will be a plate attached to a lamp post (or maybe a wall) adjacent to said DYL's. On that plate it will say when the DYL's start to take effect.
    Invariably, particularly in Cornish Seaside resorts, you will find that said Lines have no legal basis during the winter and in some places through the Spring right up to 31st May.
    Alright, in some of the more popular places, the prohibition of parking starts at Easter but I've found loads of places where I have parked on DYL's without penalty.

    Have a wonderful time down here but keep your hands in your pockets. That way you won't spend more than you have to.
    Regards
     
  4. Wildman

    Wildman Read Only Funster

    Joined:
    May 30, 2008
    Messages:
    15,458
    Likes Received:
    8,598
    Location:
    Ilfracombe, Devon
    That is a rather open ended question do you mean parking during the day, or at night. As far as I know there is a Cornwall wide prohibition of parking a motorhome overnight (even I believe if uninhabited). They only want us there if we are prepared to pay through the nose and stay on official sites which is a shame because it is one of the nicest counties in England with magnificent seascapes everywhere.
     
  5. scotjimland

    scotjimland Funster Life Member

    Joined:
    Jul 25, 2007
    Messages:
    28,934
    Likes Received:
    25,574
    Location:
    .
  6. GJH

    GJH Funster Life Member

    Joined:
    Aug 20, 2007
    Messages:
    27,232
    Likes Received:
    34,419
    Location:
    Acklam, Teesside, originally Glossop
    Please let's not blur the lines. We all know that parking applies to uninhabited vehicles and habitation means camping, whatever time of day and however much some might wish to deny it.

    As regards paying through the nose and official sites, there are a number of CLs/CSs on Cornwall - do they make people pay through the nose? :Smile::Wink:
     
  7. meanders

    meanders Funster - Life Member Life Member

    Joined:
    Jun 28, 2008
    Messages:
    552
    Likes Received:
    317
    Location:
    Ipswich, Suffolk
    Tintagel is still OK to park overnight I believe. they advertise an overnight rate of £2 or £3.

    Cornwall is not alone in being not motorhome friendly. Very similar in our home county. So much to learn from France (an apparently NZ).
     
  8. GJH

    GJH Funster Life Member

    Joined:
    Aug 20, 2007
    Messages:
    27,232
    Likes Received:
    34,419
    Location:
    Acklam, Teesside, originally Glossop
    The two car parks in Tintagel which allow overnighting are privately owned and (AFAIK) hold caravan site licences, which is why they are able to operate as they do.
     
Loading...

Share This Page