Motorhomers still being fined on Algarve

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  1. TerryL

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    makems Funster Life Member

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    Good enough reason to head for Morocco :)
     
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    Vila do Bispo, Budens, Sagres i parked there couple months back with no problem
     
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    "The largest number of offences are from drivers of motor vehicles parked on beaches, sand dunes and cliff-tops outside designated areas."

    I think that says it all.

    Ian
     
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  6. Wildman

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    there is a distinction between parking and camping put anything outside the motorhome and you are camping, even a chair.
     
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  7. bigtree

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    We parked in a car park and never got fined,although we put everyhting away at night not like our neighbours who got moved on because they were siiting out late at night.
     

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    Looks very nice, where was that Trev?
     
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    Portugal. Message sent.
     
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  10. tony_g

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    words of wisdom @JJ
     
  11. Glandwr

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    Don't get me wrong I wildcamp Iberia, Morocco, Italy etc. But occasionally I see vans (sometimes brits) doing it and think now they are taking the piss. If they are the ones being busted I'm with the authorities.

    Dick
     
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    You MUST believe what you read in the papers.

    You could be fined €22,500 for off-site parking/camping in Portugal.

    179 fined already this YEAR. Why, that must be most of them then...

    DO NOT come to Portugal in your motorhome and stop anywhere other than a proper campsite which charges you a nightly fee.

    I advise you to stay in Spain or go to Morocco.

    You are just asking for trouble if you off-site freeload in Portugal.

    JJ :cool:

    (That might cut the numbers down a bit... it was getting a tad difficult for me to get into my favourite spots last winter.)
     
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    same old story of the "everything for free" lot spoiling it for others
     
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  14. TheBig1

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    same old story of the "everything for free" lot spoiling it for others
     
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    Well that will ensure that this does become the same old story :)

    Dick
     
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    See you in Silves next month, then?
     
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    Plan to head down that way in November, depending on weather and progress at my (small) QMJ orchard/motorhome retreat...

    JJ :cool:
     
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    How are the "others" being spoilt?

    JJ :cool:
     
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    My son received an £80 fine this week for unavoidably crossing into a Barnet bus lane for 2 seconds spotted by camera not a bus in sight. Portugal you have never had it so good.......:)
     
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  20. Quintapedro

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    Hello dear Funsters

    I only can say that I have a very good friend, that both un motorhome a couple of months ago ( 6 ) and is living in it, and for the last 6 months ha is exploring all tha Algarve cost line, staying a few days in some places and a week in others. ... and his experience is that if you respect a little bit the low you don't have problems. ..
    yes he doesn't put a step to go in the mh or try to level it in perfect condition, but he seat out side and make a BBQ, and un till now, no problems. ...
    Pedro
     
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    I think I recognise that place! A few miles up from Sagres. Beautiful sandy beach. We too stopped there, we had the awning and BBQ out but put them away at night. No problem with police, but then it was early in the year. I guess it could get full in summer.
     
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