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Joy71

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We will be staying on sites near St Ives and then Wadebridge during August this year, we have children in the party hence the August visit. We would like to be able to visit beaches along the coast from Boscastle to Lizard, and would be grateful for any advice on suitable daily parking for our 6.6m motorhome.
 

Nanniemate

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Take a bus, leave van on site unless you there early there can be long lines waiting for car parks have a look at cheaper family travel tickets
 
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Take a bus, leave van on site unless you there early there can be long lines waiting for car parks have a look at cheaper family travel tickets
I second this, I live in Cornwall and wouldn't entertain taking the van out myself in the summer, public transport is pretty good here and usually cheaper than the cost of fuel and car parking charges.
£10 for a daily family ticket (unlimited children)
£40 for a weekly family ticket
The only problem is you can't make a cup of tea or take a pee on a bus, although it sometimes smells like someone done the latter :LOL:

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There's a large car park at Mevagissey that takes m/homes.
There's also a large car park at Summerleeze? Beach in Bude that also takes m/homes.
 
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Vans of that size should be OK in Port Isac. Big parking area in Padstow top of the hill on the right.

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In August I'd avoid trying to get your motorhome to any beach carpark in Cornwall. Those lanes are narrow and crowded in August and a recipe for a very stressful day.
The carpark in Mevagissey is great, but at that time of year you can't be sure there will be space and turning around could be tricky given you'll be in lots of traffic queues and you can't continue through the village.
Bikes, buses or walking would be preferable unless you have a little tow car 👍
 
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Leave van on site, august nightmare, hire car for 3 days and your around area, much better all round especially with children in tow
 
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Great carpark where you can sleep over in Tintagel, right in the village.
Not King Arthur's carpark but the one next door opposite the old post office. It has a separate grassed area at the back.
It's on park4night.

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For Wadebridge, the cycle is your friend.

There are several bike hire places in the town.
The traffic free Camel trail will take you from Wadebridge to Padstow and the beaches beyond.
You can also take the foot&bike ferry over to Rock and the expanse of Daymer bay

You can park a M/H in Wadebridge, there is a carpark behind Lidl (you have to drive through the Lidl car park to get there), I've parked our van there many times.
From memory you can even park there overnight.
 
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Vans of that size should be OK in Port Isac. Big parking area in Padstow top of the hill on the right.
I'd think twice about even driving a small car through Port Isaac in August!
Even out of season parking there is almost impossible, there is only one carpark on the edge of town

This is the hight street.
You can get a large van through it, but be prepared to reverse !

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Port Isac parking.
 

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Emmit

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In August I'd avoid trying to get your motorhome to any beach carpark in Cornwall. Those lanes are narrow and crowded in August and a recipe for a very stressful day.
The carpark in Mevagissey is great, but at that time of year you can't be sure there will be space and turning around could be tricky given you'll be in lots of traffic queues and you can't continue through the village.
Bikes, buses or walking would be preferable unless you have a little tow car 👍

The Car Park at Mevagissey is on a bus route and there is a dedicated area for vans.
The car park at Bude is near as dammit in the town. Again the road access is wide through the town of Bude.
 
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Do you have National Trust membership. There might be some of there car parks scattered about cornwall but as others have said maybe leave the van and use te bus.
 

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If you are a confident driver in your 6.6m van then you will be ok in most places, obviously cornwall will be full of tourists who cant drive/park once there are no white lines on the road 🤦‍♂️
Obviously dont try to get into the middle of port isaac, mullion harbour, mevagissey harbour, etc but if you stay sensible and park when you can (rather than let's try and get nearer) you should be ok
I remember a few years ago a guy came down to chapel porth beach in a 9m tag and he was physically sick when he pulled up, I wonder what he would have done if there was nowhere to turn around 🤷‍♂️ and that was out of season.....

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