Find out where you can park your motorhome in Northumberland for £12 per night.

Motorhomes and other large vehicles

It’s important vehicles only park in bays of an appropriate size. If you’re using our off-street pay and display car parks, it’s fine to take up more than one bay providing you pay for all the bays you are using.

The council assessed its coastal car parks and identified three locations where self-contained motorhome vehicles can park for an overnight stay allowing the occupants to sleep in their vehicle. There is no provision however for items of equipment to be placed outside of the motorhome and no on-site facilities available which is why vehicles must have washing, toilet and waste storage facilities on board. The aim is purely to provide a single night’s stay as a transit type activity. These sites have been agreed in consultation with town and parish councils. 

Overnight motorhome parking 

Cooking, camping and sleeping are not allowed in any of our car parks. 

Amble Braid Car Park, Amble

Amble Braid Car Park is located on the River Coquet just off the A1068 near to Amble Marina and the Coquet Yacht Club.  There are several local restaurants, bars and cafes within walking distance of the car park.  There are 3 Overnight Motorhome bookable bays in this location. (Bays 1, 2 and 3). 

Links Road Car Park, Bamburgh

Links Road Car Park is located off Links Road (B1340) on the southerly approach into Bamburgh in direct view of Bamburgh Castle.  There is a selection of restaurants in Bamburgh village itself and in nearby Seahouses. There are 5 Overnight Motorhome bookable bays in this location (Bays 1-5). 

Beadnell Overflow Car Park, Beadnell

Beadnell Overflow Car Park is located off Harbour Road next to Beadnell Bay Beach.  There is a selection of restaurants in Beadnell village and in nearby Seahouses. There are 4 Overnight Motorhome bookable bays in this location (Bays 1, 2, 3 & 4). 

Northumberland County Parks

The car parks in Northumberland country parks are also suitable for parking large vehicles and motor homes.   

Important information

Here are our terms and conditions listed for you to read.

  • The cost of a permit is £12. 
  • Overnight stays are for one night only. 
  • The operating hours are from 6pm to 8am the following morning. 
  • Permits can only be purchased via the online booking system. 
  • Motorhomes must park in the individually marked bay booked via the booking system. Only the numbered bays in the three locations allow for this type of activity to take place. 
  • The normal terms and conditions of the car park apply outside of the  operating hours (for example users must pay the appropriate parking charge where charges apply). 
  • Sleeping in any type of vehicle is not allowed elsewhere within the car park or in any other council car park. 
  • Vehicles found to be in contravention of the rules may be subject to a Penalty Charge Notice (PCN). 
  • Users who park in any other council off-street car park for the purposes of an overnight stay to sleep, cook or camp, will be subject to enforcement.  

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Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

We have a FAQ document with questions around the pilot scheme and booking system.

Contact us

Please contact Customer Services on 0345 600 6400 or email Parking Services at during office hours (Monday to Friday 9am – 5pm).

You can contact us using the same number out of office hours to report issues via the council's out of hours contact centre.