Dunkirk Ferry parking

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  1. lunarman

    lunarman Funster Life Member

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    We are catching a ferry at 06:00 and need to overnight near the terminal. Does anyone know if you can park at the terminal or can you give suggestion as to where to park

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  2. lebesset

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    I've stayed for the night in the parking couple of times , but it has been 3 years and there wasn't much space then
     
  3. LazyRover

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    I came back through Dunkirk less than a month ago.

    I went through security at around midnight and camped in the waiting line.
     
  4. 400ixl

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    We stayed at an Aire site on Wednesday night which is about 30 minutes from the Ferry Terminal. Other side of Dunkirk on the beach. No facilities, but shops (small supermarket) and restaurants just up the road.

    There were about 10 other Motorhomes there.

    This is the 'unnoficial' aire de stationement on Rue Militaire at Malo Les Bains I believe.
    Its virtually opposite the old seafront motorhome parking area across the bridge.

    51.047036 - 2.381257

    We didn't try to stop at the ferry terminal as we had a lunchtime crossing and wanted to take the chance to relax on the beach before the drive home.

    Stu
     
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  5. Mick H

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    We last had an overnight stop in Norfolklines car park, behind the terminal building, less than a month ago.
    The easiest way that I can explain is, as you come off the ferry, double back at the first traffic island and go back in. towards the booking office.
    On your right, you will see an entrance to their car park, where there will be other motorhomes.
    The reason that I recommend doubling back, in this way, is to avoid cutting across any other traffic streams. Much safer than arguing with lorries.
    We have stayed there many times, in the past, with no problems.
     
  6. jeffscarborough

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    We stay at Bray Dunes, not far away from the ferries & very nice and quiet.
     
  7. durhamwasp

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    http://www.campercontact.nl/cc_reacties.php?id=57&term=Gravelines-59820&pag=1&sc=8366 Gravelines Aire, less than 10mins drive away and pretty nice.

    But yes, you can go through the passport check in at Dunkirk terminal and overnight in the queue to the ferry, in the big carpark, usually loads of space.

    Ive also wild camped in the town centre of Dunkirk, right on the marina in a public car park. No problems at all, and had a nice meal in a restaurant before hitting the camper for a nights sleep before the morning ferry.
     
  8. Judge Mental

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    we stay at Gravelines on the free port Aire...it is approx 3.5 miles from ferry terminal
     
  9. Douglas

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    If you don't mind mixing in with the commercial traffic there a lorry park right next to the entrance to the ferry port, we often stay there if we are catching an early ferry, but you may hear lorries moving about through the night.

    Doug...
     
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