parking in Bournemouth

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  1. RS SPIKE

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    can anybody recommend somewhere to park near Bournemouth for the day ?
    we want to park up and go cycling for the day before moving on to Blandford
     
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    on the clifftop near boscombe/ fishermans walk. plenty of other vans there. cycle into bournemouth takes 15 minutes. nowhere nearer thats safe i can think of
     
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    post code ?
     
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    near BH5 1LN, on Boscombe overcliff drive
     
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    Yeomans lane , behind the Castle point shopping center , down the gravel lane ,
    We have been there a few times , peacefull , flat , has toilets , water and cassette point .
    10 mins walk from shopping center , Nandos , and take aways . With bus es into town ,
    it is in the C&CC book , but the farmer is not interested in club cards.
    Only £7 a night ,
     
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    and 5 minutes walk at night from the townsend estate. even the police dont go in there at night unless its to protect a fire appliance from getting bricked
     
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    Oh my God

    You had better tell the Camping and Caravan Club to warn them of such a Dangerous Site then ....
     
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    I lived in bournemouth 25+ years and if you ask any local there are 2 places to avoid. even the police admit they know most stolen cars locally end up on these 2 estates. When they raid the drug dealers they take in a convoy to control the locals

    not saying it wont be safe and dont camp there. just be aware when out for a walk or cycle at night if you do, and keep everything locked

    c&cc know all about it but consider it a limited risk like any other rough estate

    seaside picture postcard Bournemouth is managed like all others and what visitors see is not the full picture. The high crime rate doesnt encourage tourism
     
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    We didnt see any problems but we were only there for a few weeks during July n August ,
    lots of families camping there and also caravans n Motorhomes , some were single ladies touring in MH,s
    There are people of all ages that live on the site long term ,

    Nowhere in the UK seems safe these days , pleased im going back to Morocco ,
     
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    The Townsend estate can be a bit of an adventure at times.
    Baiter Park in Poole may be a good fit ( follow the signs to Poole (Quay) and you'll pick up Baiter Park signs)).

    Whitecliffe at Lilliput / sandbanks may also fit the bill.
     
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    I would second this, it does get busy up there though, because it is right over the beach (as the name kinda suggests)
     
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    You wouldn't catch me parking anywhere near Townsend Estate, it is not a nice place! (I also grew up in the area)
     
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    We stayed on the site for the Airshow no problems at all.
     
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    Brilliant thanks for that :)
    parked up all day with no problems and it was free !!!!!
     
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    pleased you enjoyed your visit(y)
     
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    Hi @TheBig1, can you overnight there at this time of year?

    No 1 son is at the Chiropractic College and am going down to see him next weekend, there are great value B & Bs around Boscombe, but the van might be fun...
     
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    have seen many do so, but please double check the signs as things are constantly changing. the spot linked to is 5 minutes walk from the chiropractic college
     
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    Cheers, ta, I will get the boy to pop down and read the signs for me (c:
     
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    Also, worth pointing out, parts of Boscombe are very nasty places to be in, if you don't know the area, best to give it a wide berth.
     
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    Have you asked if you can park at the college?
     
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