Following months of preparation, the scheme to allow motorhomes to stay overnight in certain allocated parking areas in Exmouth was brought in on 2nd July 2018. This has been introduced to deal with the problem of large numbers of motorhomes taking up prime sea front parking spaces on Queens Drive, which has given rise to complaints from other visitors and residents.
The pilot scheme is planned to run for two summer seasons and offers stays of up to three nights, with up to 30 pitches in the Queen’s Drive Echelon car park (for motor caravans up to 5.3m in length), up to 20 in the Imperial Recreation Ground car park, and up to 20 in the Maer Road car park.
The East Devon District Council (Civil Enforcement Off-Street Parking Places) Amendment Order No 1 2018 provides for overnight stays by motor caravans, at a flat rate of £11 for a period of 24 hours, for a maximum of three consecutive nights. The 24 hour flat rate charge applies when any part of the stay is between 10pm and 8am the following day. Parking between 8am and 10pm without an overnight stay is charged at the normal day rate as signed.
The £11 fee is the same as the fee that was charged for the 24 hour sea front on-street parking at Queens Drive.
Devon County Council have implemented new on-street parking restrictions prohibiting motor caravans from parking between 8pm and 8am along sections of Imperial Road, Queens Drive (spur road to Orcombe Point) and Maer Road, and a 24-hour restriction on motor caravans along sections of Queens Drive following the introduction of the Devon County Council (Exmouth Seafront) (Prohibition of Motor Caravans & Various Restrictions) Amendment Order.
We will update this article with more details shortly, and the newly approved overnight parking locations have now been added to our Motorhome Stopovers Listing