Motorhome Parking in Hampshire.
The information is presented by local authority area.
Hampshire County Council; Parking Page. Daytime parking (but not habitation) is allowed in car parks at Country Parks.
Basingstoke & Deane Borough Council; Parking Page. Car Parks Page see note re Oversized Vehicles.
East Hampshire District Council; Parking Page. The council will aim to add motorhome parking information to the current car park data on the web pages by the end of 2013 (Stated 25 October 2013). The EHDC Parking Charges Page (which was actually on the Havant Council web site (Parksafe shared parking service)) has been replced by a PDF but used to say "If a vehicle/trailer exceeds more than one bay a pay & display ticket must be purchased & displayed for each bay used.". If there is any doubt the best advice to anyone needing to park is to check with the council before doing so.
Eastleigh Borough Council; Parking Page. Statement October 2013: "There is no parking in Eastleigh town centre suitable for motorhomes, so no information about this is to be published on the Councilís website. Information about the suitability for motorhomes of the car parks at the Councilís Country Parks will be added to the existing Country Parks pages of the Councilís website in due course."
Fareham Borough Council; Parking Page. Charging information includes motorhomes under Outer Car Parks.
Gosport Borough Council; Parking Page. The definition of "Motor Vehicle" in the TRO appears to include motorhomes. The council is currently reviewing its web site and intends to include motorhome parking information before April 2014. (Stated 27 September 2013). When the council web site was checked on 19 June 2015 there was still no direct reference to motorhomes. However, the conditions of use given for individual car parks state "We do not permit vehicles to be slept in overnight in any of our car parks. If your vehicle takes up more than one bay you must pay for the number of bays used."
Hart District Council; Parking Page. Definitions in the TRO preclude motorhome parking in off street car parks.
Havant Borough Council; Parking Page; Car Parks page (includes notes about motorhomes including overnight)..
New Forest District Council; Parking Page. Definition of vehicles allowed in the TRO appears to include motorhomes (up to 3.5 tonnes at least); best advice to anyone needing to park is to check with the council before doing so.
Beaulieu National Motor Museum, Brockenhurst, Hampshire, SO42 7ZN. See the note under Car Parking on the Getting Here page.
Bucklers Hard, Gins Lane, SO42 7XB. See the note re Motorhome Parking on the FAQs page.
Portsmouth City Council; Parking Page. Portsmouth City Council does not provide any designated parking for motorhomes. We do however with prior arrangement allow a few motorhomes to park in one of our seafront car parks. Motorhome owners cannot spend the night in their vehicles. (Stated 11 October 2013). Park & Ride Page - see note in FAQs under "is there a height barrier installed at the park & ride car park?".
Gunwharf Quays, Portsmouth, Hampshire, car park is multi-storey so motorhome parking is probably not possible, contact the centre in advance. An enquiry regarding motorhome parking was sent on 2 September 2013 but no reply has been received.
The Historic Dockyard, Victory Gate, HM Naval Base, Portsmouth, PO1 3LJ. The web site contains details of parking for "camper vans", recommending use of the Harbour car park. A check with Portsmouth City Council (21 November 2015) obtained the information that they have no issue with motorhomes parking in the Harbour car park but added "Please be aware that if you take up more than one bay even by a little bit you will have to get a pay and display ticket for that bay as well. Basically it will be one ticket per bay used.".
Rushmoor Borough Council; Parking Page; Motorhome Parking Page.
Southampton City Council; Parking Page. See the paragraph Parking for Motorhomes on the Parking Guidance Page.
Test Valley Borough Council; Parking Page. Statement October 2013: "In all Test Valley Borough Council car parks, even if safely accessible to motorhomes and all bays used are paid for, the use of multiple parking bays for one vehicle is not allowed. There is also a weight restriction in all car parks of 1524kgms. The Council does not publish motorhome parking information and has no plans to do so in future."
Winchester City Council; Parking Page; Motorhome Information; Park & Ride Page. See FAQs for parking facilities for motor homes.
Marwell Zoo, Thompsons Lane, Winchester, Hampshire, SO21 1JH. Statement received 18 January 2016: "Our car park is available for zoo Guests only so any Guests arriving in a motorhome would be welcome in our car park as long as it is used for parking only. We do not allow overnight parking and the car park is locked one hour after closing.".
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Last updated: 18 May 2017
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