Fuel at dunkirk

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  1. Edenside

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    Can anyone help, we were booked on Dfds Dover to Calais, but they have put us on Dover to Dunkirk as their is a 2 hour delay for Calais. We usually fill up in Calais so not sure what is available in Dunkirk, also need somewhere to park for a few hours, usually go on the aires in Calais. Getting on the ferry in an hour so help would be much appreciated.
     
  2. bigfoot

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    There is an Auchan market with petrol station a few minutes drive from the port.
    Going to Auchan from the port, you have to pass the main supermarket entrance and turn right at the next set of lights.
    Aim for a pump with a straight through passage - whether it is pay-at-pump or cash-at- office - avoiding any tight corner exits.
    At one of these ( and I cannot remember which) the "cash" pump on the right has a very sharp turn as well as a roof projection to avoid. So pay at the pump and keep straight and you should be ok.

    There's a Super-U on the other side of the estuary at Gravelines - (nearly into Grand Fort Philippe) if you are stuck. It's about 8 or 9 miles from the port so obviously not your first option, but the fuel is as cheap as anywhere.
     
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    Hi, We usually park in DFDS terminal car park at Dunkirk, 1st roundabout off ferry 2nd exit looks as if you are going back on the boat, never had a problem there.
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    D601 or N1 road from ferry terminal towards Grand synth Auchan fuel on right hand side, if you miss this at traffic lights turn left carrfour along this road. You.can joinN225 A25/E42 FREE motorway to Lille if heading south.:thumb:
     
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    I agree about parking at the terminal, never had a problem
    As far as fuel is concerned, if you have a sat nav just plug in nearest fuel stop?
     
  6. ericonabike

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    If you fancy staying somewhere other than the ferry car park, I'd recommend the aire at Bergues Free, just outside the ramparts of an old town with some decent bars and restaurants. Around 25 minutes from the terminal, and rather more interesting that its car park!
     
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    I thought we'd blown the fuel storage tanks up before the evacuation? :Blush:
     
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    The Cora supermarket at Coudekerk has a petrol station but be careful of their canopy, it is low on the exit side. I had to reverse out when I tried it in my Dethleffs.
     
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