Motorhome Parking in Devon.
The information is presented by local authority area.
Devon County Council; Parking Page. The TRO requires that motorhomes pay for each parking space used when larger than a single space. Park & Ride Page - The height restrictions are: Honiton Road 2.2m, Digby 2.0m and Sowton 2.1m. The main carpark at Matford has a height restriction of 2.1m but there is adjacent parking available for motor caravans at Matford (see Exeter City Council below). None of the park and ride sites in Exeter allow overnight parking. This information provided by DCC on 17 November 2015.
East Devon District Council; Parking Page. See notes on the Designated Car Parks Page for a list of recommended car parks. As of mid-March 2015, motorhomes can park in all East Devon car parks. On 25th March the council said "The list now comprises those car parks that we would recommend for larger motorhomes but we do not prohibit them from any car park, we ask only that the driver pays for the space(s) that they use (including adjacent spaces that they prevent anyone else from using) due to the size of their vehicle. The overnight parking ban still applies in all of our car parks." The council will update the information on the web site when time permits.
Exeter City Council; Parking Page. There are no dedicated motor home spaces but some of the larger open air car parks (Howell Road, Magdalen Road, Magdalen Street and Triangle) would be able to accommodate larger vehicles in that they could park across two bays (two parking tickets required to cover both spaces being occupied). Howell road car park does have a number of longer bays but they are not for the specific use of motor homes. The council will not be adding this information to the web site but will provide advice if contacted before the visit (Stated 4 September 2013). The council's Park & Ride Page was deleted as part of a web site redesign but motorhomes can use Matford which has several bays situated just outside of the entrance into the car park for larger vehicles (Information displayed by clicking on the Matford marker (the dot near the Alphington label) on the Find a Car Park map includes the statement "adjacent parking for vehicles whose height is more than 1.98m").
Exeter Race Course. An enquiry regarding motorhome parking was sent on 28 January 2014 but was deleted without being read.
Mid Devon District Council; Parking Page. The only restriction on motorhomes is in the Multi Storey Car Park in Tiverton which has a height restriction of 6’ 2” as per details on the web site. (Stated 2 September 2013).
Diggerland, Verbeer Manor, Cullompton, Devon, EX15 2PE. Statement 6 January 2014: "We have no plans to add specific info about motorhome parking, but we have no restrictions in our car parks and motorhomes can certainly park up there".
North Devon District Council; Parking Page. Contains a paragraph about motorhome parking.
The Woolacombe Tourist Information web site contains some parking information. The followng response was received to an enquiry on 13 April 2016: "Regarding parking for motorhomes in Woolacombe, there are three car parks that allow motorhomes and campervans in Woolacombe:
Marine Drive - above the beach, with stunning views, free out of season, daily charge in season between £3 and £7 depending on the time of year. Operated by Mortehoe Parish Council.
Beach Car Park- adjacent to the beach, some spaces directly overlooking the beach, generally open from Feb half-term- Oct half-term + Christmas holidays, daily charge between £3 - £8 depending on time of year - discounts if leaving before 1pm or arriving after 4pm. No overnight parking. Operated by Parkin Estates.
Sandy Burrows Car Park - close to Woolacombe Beach, open Easter-October daily charge £3 - £8. No overnight parking. Operated by Parkin Estates.
Motorhomes are also allowed to park along The Esplanade - hourly charge of £1 per hour applies in the season, maximum stay 4 hours, no overnight parking. Charging period 1st April - 31 May - weekends and bank holidays only, 1st June - 30th September charges apply every day.".
Lynton and Lynmouth Town Council; Home Page; Parking Page. An enquiry about motorhome parking resulted in the following response, received on 20 January 2016: "We have made specific efforts to encourage and welcome Motor Homes in our area. We have capacity issues with our car parks and are constantly seeking new and innovative ideas to squeeze more spaces for visitors. At present we only have 506 spaces across 6 Car Parks. Some of the Car Parks are small and difficult for larger vehicles to manouvre so we restrict access to those by Motor Homes. They are : Esplanade, Lynmouth [Height Barrier being installed 2016], Watersmeet, [outer] Lynmouth, Upper Lyndale, Lynmouth and Cross Street, Lynton.
However, there are two Car Parks, one in Lynmouth and one in Lynton where we have allocated bespoke spaces to Motor Homes in excess 3.5 tonne. These are: Lower Lyndale, Lynmouth with 3 dedicated spaces for Motor Homes and Bottom Meadow, Lynton with 3 dedicated spaces (may increase this season).
There is also a parking area in Lynton on the road toward Valley Of Rocks by the cemetery accessible to larger vehicles. Walking access from there to all attractions including the Cliff Railway which links the two settlements, is very reasonable and non-strenous.
Our Car Parks operate under regulations from 10am to 6pm, 365 days of the year. We also have daily, 2, 4 and 7 day permits."
Saunton Beach, Saunton Road, Saunton EX33, 1LQ. Response to enquiry received 19 January 2016: "It is possible for motorhomes to park at Saunton Beach. However in the busy summer months it is advisable to get to the beach pre 10am as once the car park gets full it becomes harder for them to move around the site. There are not specific bays but the back end of the car park has ample space to set up for the day. However there is no overnight parking. We do not advertise this and at present have no plans to do so.".
Plymouth City Council; Parking Page; Park & Ride Page. Plymouth City Council does not provide any dedicated motor home or caravan parking facilities. The council can usually make arrangements for customers to purchase dual bays but they must make contact beforehand as this is not a regular service that is provided and approval of such requests is under the discretion of the Parking Manager. The council allow motor homes and similar vehicles to park within the “park and ride” car parks, of which there are three sites in the city, but do not allow persons to remain inside the vehicle overnight. Plymouth City Council currently has no intention to provide or publish information about facilities for motor homes or caravans, with no plans to do so for the foreseeable future. (Stated 4 October 2013)
Sidmouth Town Council; Parking Page. No specific information provided but the East Devon Council web site (see above) says that motorhomes can use Manor Road car park.
South Hams District Council; Parking Page; Motorhome Parking Page.
Blackpool Sands; Directions Page says "There are no vehicle height restrictions in the car park. No overnight parking is available.".
Teignbridge District Council; Parking Page. The council used to publish Motorhome Parking Information but it was found to have been deleted when a check was made on 18 May 2017.
Newton Abbot Race Course. An enquiry regarding motorhome parking was sent on 28 January 2014.
Torbay Council; Parking Page; Motorhome Parking Page.
Torridge District Council; Parking Page; Motorhome Overnight Parking Page.
Clovelly Visitor Centre, Clovelly, Bideford EX39 5TA. Response to an enquiry received 27 January 2016: "Wish to confirm that there is plenty of parking space for those visiting Clovelly with motorhomes. There is a total of No. 500 parking spaces. I will add this to the website.".
West Devon Borough Council; Parking Page. Motorhome Parking Page.
Morwellham Quay, Morwellham, Tavistock, Devon, PL19 8JL. Statement 18 January 2016: "If you wish to visit us for the day, we have a large carpark that is suitable for parking motorhomes. We do not permit camping unless you have paid for camping during an event.".
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Last updated: 18 May 2017
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