Overnight Motorhome Parking

Here you will find all information relating to the overnight motorhome parking pilot that Northumberland County Council is undertaking from Spring 2022.

During the summer of 2021, coastal communities reported an increase in motorhome and campervan related issues including inconsiderate parking and litter.

The Council recognises that the use of motorhomes is a growing trend escalated by the Covid-19 pandemic and an increase in ‘staycations’. The Council is committed to work with local stakeholders to try and balance the needs of visitors and local communities. 

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.
All the parking locations taking part in the pilot.

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 6 Overnight Motorhome bookable bays in this location.

Amble harbour from afar showing all of the boats docked and the skyline of builidngs.
Links Road Car Park is located off Links Road (B1340) on the southerly approach into Bamburgh in direct view of Bamburgh Castle.  There are a selection of restaurants in Bamburgh village itself and in nearby Seahouses. There are 6 Overnight Motorhome bookable bays in this location.

Bamburgh castle in the bright sun, with the green field below with people walking around
Beadnell Overflow Car Park is located off Harbour Road next to Beadnell Bay Beach.  There are a selection of restaurants in Beadnell village and in nearby Seahouses. There are 8 Overnight Motorhome bookable bays in this location.

Beadnell harbour with it's stone ports. The tide is out so the boats docked are low to the ground.
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 pilot locations allow for this type of activity to take place.
  • the normal terms and conditions of the car park apply outside of the pilot 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
  • 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. 
You can check all available spaces before starting your booking using the availability checker. Alternatively you can go directly to the booking system.

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

Please contact Customer Services on 0345 600 6400 or Parking Services at parkingservices@northumberland.gov.uk 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.