Parking overnite near Dover

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  1. The rehctub

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    Hi
    We are looking for places to park as near as possible to ferry over to Calais from Dover
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    Gordon & Greta
     
  2. davanne

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    You can park at the marina end of the esplanade
     
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    Is it safe !!
    As not done this trip abroad before usually only use camp sites but want to get in to using Aires
     
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    Canterbury Park and Ride
     
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    Many now use the Park n Ride facility at Canterbury.
    Brisey.
     
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    Stayed there numerous times never had a problem
     
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    How far to port from the park and ride in Canterbury
     
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    About 20 minutes drive, depending on the time of day, we stayed at Canterbury P & R last year, early crossing, nice drive and good way to start a holiday. (y)
     
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    Waterloo Crescent - safe and legal and close to port. Canterbury P&R - safe and legal and 20 mins away - just need to get in before barrier comes down at 8.30pm
     
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    Regarding Canterbury P&R barrier no problem getting out at 5.30 am ?
     
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    None - you can come out at any time, it's just the entry barrier that closes at 8.30. I think the cost is still £3 for 24 hours.
     
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    Exit Barrier operates 24hours a day i believe, its only the entrance barrier thats on a timer
     
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    Thanks for all the advice you all sent us,much more relaxed now
     
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    Does the Canterbury P&R ever get full? I read that there are 20 motorhome spaces?
     
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    On the few occasions we have stopped at the Park n Ride there has only been 4 or 5 other vans parked up.
    It should also be mentioned that water and waste facilities are also available.
    Can't be bad for only £3 per night.
    Brisey.
     
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    Always stay on the Esplanade, normally on the opposite side to the Great Western Hotel and pop across for a couple of beers and a bit of dinner (the burgers are really nice). Have stayed there on numerous occasions and have never had a problem and it is free, you just need to arrive after 6pm and move by 8am (or buy a ticket from the machine). Up in the morning and only 2 minutes to the ferry port. Better still get on the ferry and stay in Calais.
     
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    The best nearest place to stop near Dover is gravelines(y):)
     
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    We stayed 2 nights at the P&R last year. Other vans came and went but the most there were at any one time was 12.
     
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    There is a ban on parking Motorhome and Caravans at the Gateway Flats/Hotel end of the Esplanade/Marine Terrace. The official parking is at the other end near the marina.
     
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    Stayed at Marina end of seafront on Saturday night for Sunday am ferry. Two others there that night but must have been about a dozen at the "flats" end. My understanding was that except when closed for events parking was OK for the rest of this year.
     
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