where to stop around Bournemouth????? or the south coast

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  1. do1977

    do1977 Read Only Funster

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    we are thinking of taking a drive to Bournemouth area for a weekend and was wondering if any body knows where a good place to stop for the night ( wild camping )

    or any where along the south coast as i can change from Bournemouth to anywhere

    is there a book available which lists the more basic camp sites ie the ones that don't want to charge you £30 a night as they have a shower block !
    i had one before that was sent to me by the camping and caravanning club but i can't remember what happened to it or what it was called
    thankyou in advance for any ideas given !
     
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    Best bet is to join the Caravan Club, they have thousands of CLs (certified locations) basic five van sites, most with EHU and at around 8 - 10 quid per night.. good value for money..

    You can join on line and and get instant access to the CL site listings.

    Caravan insurance, Caravan parks, Caravan sites and more

    hth

    Jim
     
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    Johns_Cross_Motorhomes Trader - Motorhome & Accessory Sales

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    Try on the Baiter Car Parks, Poole, seen plenty of MH's parked up there, 100 yards from the sea or Thistle Hotel Car Park, see the attendant and its £8 for 24 hours, you might get away with £8 for 2 days with a bit of luck if Stewarts on duty, tell him Peter from Lady K sent you!!!!:thumb:

    Peter
     
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    baiter park car park

    just to let you no theres no over night parking on this car park l use regular and must be off by 11.30pm cost is 6.0pounds all day nice and handy to visit poole bob!!:
     
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    Terry Dunne - at the Kensington Hotel, 18 Durley Chine Hotel Bournemouth BH2 5LE - telephone 01202 557434 - has room to accept several RVs and is happy to take 'overnighter' during the week BUT the hotel is busy at weekends. - Handy for the Poole ferry, it is just 4 miles away from the ferry port!

    Might be worth giving him a call to see if he can fit you in.
     
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    Supprised to read that Peter. I used to use the Baiter (2) car park in Poole Harbour back behind the green but last year woke to find a (polite) message attached to the screen in a parking ticket envelope asking me to desist. I noticed also that there were local bye-laws advertised that motorhomes could not park on the public roads surrounding the green (many similar signs in Bournemouth) - I think the latter is a bit much , we all pay road tax.
     
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    help... Bournmouth?

    Not sure if I will be able to ready your replies tomorrow due to subscription issue :cry: But just in case... we need a spot for this Fri night in Bornmouth, as close to the beach front as poss, any ideas? Thanks:BigGrin:
     
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    Hi
    we use "west overcliff drive" Bournmoth, find it on google earth,
    usually quiet in the evening, if its sunny you may struggle to
    park before the evening, and preparre to move if you cant get close
    to the front, sometimes have a walk and a brew to let it clear out.

    Dont go down to the car park as it is tight to turn when busy.

    There is a harvester a short walk away,towards town and 15 mins
    sees you at the pier.

    good luck
     
  9. Maurice & Val

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    Used to park in that area regularly when we were down visiting relatives before it turned into a "no motorhomes" area. Now we won't go anywhere near Poole unless absolutely necessary. Yet another coastal area that doesn't like our vans. (or the money we bring into the area as well)
     
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    Thistle Hotel Car Park on Poole Quay, pay the attendant in the morning, dont pay the hotel.

    Normally plenty of room and lots to do on the Quay with pubs and restaurants galore and the Marina to see all the boats!

    Bikers Night Tuesday, Fireworks Thursday, Car Nights Fridays.

    Peter
     
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    Hi,

    I work in the summer in Bournemouth and have used my motor caravan for parking.

    Unfortunately the local council seem very short sighted and have signs everywhere forbidding overnight parking, so if you decide to stay in Bournemouth you have to be a little fly & move on fairly early in the morning.

    A good place for overnight is Whalfdale service road, which is adjacent to the A35. (Not Whalfdale road,which is residential!) it's an industrial area so there are no houses and, besides some main road traffic it's relatively quiet at night.

    If I were you I'd park there overnight and then drive to overcliff or undercliff drive during the day for a lovely view but sadly you'll find no overnight parking signs at these 2 locations.

    Over-all the Bournemouth, Christchurch & Poole area is difficult but not impossible.

    If you don't want to wild camp you might try Mount pleasant touring, which is a large camp site off the A338. I don't know how expensive it is as I've only passed it but their season pitches were a fairly reasonable £80PW.

    Here's their e-mail address: enq@mount-pleasant-cc.co.uk

    Good luck!:thumb:
     
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    Subscription issues? :Eeek:

    Pay the man a measly tenner... :Rofl1::Rofl1::Rofl1:

    Already got your money's worth with free camping info for Bournemouth

    JJ :Cool:
     
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    It's easy for you show-biz celebs to say that, what about us pensioners ?
     
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    Excuse me young(looking) Brian...

    I am a pensioner too you know... (just took mine a year early)

    JJ :Wink:
     
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    I thought old show-biz celebs never retired, they just keep going on The One Show and Loose Women.

    God knows, you're infinitely better than some of them, when are you on ?
     
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    Now now Brian. I don't think many members really want to witness JJ on a loose woman :Rofl1::Rofl1:
     
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