Discussion in 'Motorhome Chat' started by dave met, Jul 2, 2015.
anyone know if you can park a Motorhome on the beach in the day time
Thank you Dave
Last time i was down there, in a car, i never saw any restrictions
Im sure it says vehicle cost and not car, van etc also there arnt allocated spaces
Ohh just spotted youre from Cheltenham as well
Thank you richr
Yep,live in spring bank
North Somerset Council have a comprehensive list of restrictions, including where motorhomes can park. See the link in the council entry Here.
Marine Parade, Street view is worth looking at.. you can see the parking notice and there are marked parking bays..
Here's the relevant note on North Somersets FAQs page reached from the link on Graham's valuable website:
"Marine Parade and beach parking, Weston-super-Mare (no access after dusk) - campers or motorhomes may park on the beach car parks"
We often park our MH on the beach in the winter on a nice bright sunny day - we like it at the southern end of the front (Marine Parade) because it is quieter - farther from the centre of Weston though - access here:
Ah, Jim just beat me with the Google streetview link. However, just to clarify his note - the overall parking area is marked out by the posts, but there aren't any 'individual' parking bays marked - it's a 'free-for-all', or it was last time we were there a few months ago.
Hi Mike.. are you sure ? The street view shows bays .. or am I on the wrong street ?
Ah, possible misunderstanding - I was referring to parking ON the beach (ie on the sand), rather than on Marine Parade itself, where, yes the bays are marked.
And yes, perhaps surprisingly, there's no practical issue taking a 3.5 ton motorhome on the sand - which is very hard and compact.
ohh.. didn't know you could do that.. my mistake
Thank you all for the information
Don't let the incoming tide try to turn your MH into a boat - it doesn't work that way!!
That's at least 3 of us in Cheltenham then we're in Leckhampton.
Dont forget to wash the salt off afterwards .Just a friendly warning be very aware of the soft mud warning signs.Far safer to keep on the road IMO.
Does the tide ever come in at Weston??? I've never seen it!
I know that is the obvious assumption, but I don't think the local Council would advise "...campers or motorhomes may park on the beach car parks", if they didn't believe it was safe to do so.
We have certainly never had a problem, and in fact it can be the ideal place, with no marked out bays.
[QUOTE=" in fact it can be the ideal place, with no marked out bays.
Thats why locally we call it weston super mud,because of the amount of vehicles either lost or pulled out every year.By all means feel free to park where you like and do it sensibly, but with a heavier vehicle it makes sense to keep well back from the warning signs.
Weston Super Mare is a place? Blimey - I thought it was Champion The Wonder Horse's missus.
Motorhomes and beaches are not a sensible mix ...
don't forget the sand mats
Only if you park on the beach