motorhome parking needed next to river on Norfolk Broads

Mar 21, 2009
Harwich, Essex
Funster No
C Class
4 years
We meet up with friends who have a motor boat on the Norfolk Broads. We usually park at the Porter & Haylet aires in Wroxham but they are fully booked for July!!!!!
Just wondered if anyone knew of any other areas on the North of the Norfolk Broads that had riverside parking? We don't need any facilities other than to be next to the river.


Free Member
Jul 25, 2007
Funster No
Large carpark in Beccles near the river.. nice spot, but don't know if they allow overnight parking .. somehow doubt it .. not many places in the Broads you can camp offsite

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best idea is to look for a site.. in either Pitch-Up or UK Campsites or
Oct 17, 2013
Funster No
Wildax Europa
Since 2013
There is a CL right by the staithe at Womack Water, not stayed at that one but spotted it when we were boating last May. There is another CL a short walk from the staithe where we stayed 4 years ago.
Feb 5, 2014
Funster No
A class
since 2006
We like to PARK at Coltishall, on a bit of "old" road, next to Anchor Street. Not sure if you could overnight.
Alternatively, try the Sun Inn, where there is a large carpark.

We like the carpark at the end of Ferry Road, Woodbastwick, but getting there can be a problem, as the road is narrow and the margins are usually soft and wet.
The Ferry Inn (Horning) has a large carpark and may allow overnighting. [They are often on Groupon with good meal offers.]

Horsey windpump (NT) has a good carpark. I doubt if you could overnight.

Lathams at Potter Heigham and Herbert Woods, opposite, have large carparks.
Wayfarers Cafe, just to the north of Ludham Bridge, has a carpark but be careful how you turn around or you may be getting closer to your friends than you intended!
There is a campsite at Thurne which is very close to the river. You can also park on the Staithe there, but it is tight.

The Pleasure Boat Inn at Hickling has a large carpark and used to allow overnighting.

There is reasonable parking at Stokesby.
Acle Bridge Inn has a large carpark, separated from the river by a high bank, and does fairly cheap food.

North River Road and Tar Works Road in Yarmouth are either side of the Bure. Parking is sometimes difficult and mooring can also be a slight problem.
There used to be a pub on the bend of the Acle Straight, but it is now the Vedic Cultural Centre. Again, separated by a bank.

As I'm sure you are aware, Beccles and Reedham are both on the Southern Broads.

CCC often run Temporary Holiday Sites in the area, such as Stalham & Wroxham: not waterside but probably walking distance.


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