04/02/2015
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Parking your motorhome in Wales

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Finding the ideal place to park for the day

Heading for Wales but wondering where you can park your home on wheels? Well, thanks to MMM reader, Nikki Bosworth, that’s about to get a whole lot easier because she has compiled a list of places to park, organised by county. If you visit any of these locations and find that the charges or access have changed, please email MMM at mmm@warnersgroup.co.uk with the new details and we will update this list. Also, if you discover a new place to park your motorhome in Wales, why not let us know and we will share the good news by adding the location here.

Please note this list was compiled in 2015 and also that this only shows car parks for daytime parking not overnight, unless specified otherwise


Pembrokeshire
Many of the access roads to these parking spots are narrow, often single-track with passing places for part of the route.

Where a fee is payable for parking, the maximum amount appears to be £5 per day. Some parking is free in the winter months. For Pembrokeshire Coast National Park Authority [PCNP] car parks in the winter, there is a minimum fee of five pence and suggested donation of £1.

Abereiddi - Car park by beach but may flood at high tide
Amroth - Some off-road parking near Amroth Castle with sea-views
Angle - West Angle Bay car park (narrow access road not suitable for larger motorhomes)
Begelly - Large car park at Folly Farm but no pets permitted in vehicles (or on farm)
Bosherston - National Trust car parks at Lily Ponds  and near beach at Broad Haven South (fee)
Broad Haven - Very large PCNP car park (fee). Pond car park (crowded in summer but okay out of season)
Canaston Bridge - Large car park at Blue Lagoon but can be busy. Car parks and picnic area in Minwear Wood and Canaston Wood. Large car park at Oakwood Theme Park
Carew - Car park by castle entrance. Picnic area with car park on north side of mill pond
Cilgerran - Wildlife Centre (fee)
Dale - Small car park by Pickleridge Pool with sea views. Village car park on grass in summer months (fee)
Dinas Cross - Some on-street parking on A487. Small car park at Cwm Gwaelod
Eglwyswrw - Dyfed Shire Horse Farm has parking on grass; campsite available. Lay-by on A487 by entrance to Shire Horse Farm
Fishguard - Car park below Convent overlooking Fishguard Harbour. Lay-bys on outskirts of town on A487 and A40. West Street car park has small bays (fee). Lower Town harbour car park but floods at spring tides, sometimes to depth of several feet. Limited (space-wise and time-wise) on-street parking in town centre
Freshwater - West Car park and lay-bys near beach
Gelliswick Bay - On-road parking by beach
Goodwick - Lorry park just behind Murco garage (large, free, close to supermarket and just across the road from the beach)
Haverfordwest - Rifleman Fields car park. Crow Hill [B4330] on-street parking (no time limit). Small car park at Race Course on B4327
Kilgetty - Car park by traffic island A477/A478
Little Haven - Village not suitable for motorhomes; campervans should tackle steep hills into this village carefully and may be able to find space on very busy PCNP car park (fee)
Llys-y-Fran - Reservoir car park (fee)
Manorbier - PCNP car park (fee)
Marloes - Some roadside parking between Marloes and Martin's Haven. Martins Haven National Trust car park (fee for non-members). Marloes Beach National Trust car park (fee for non-members)
Milford Haven - Milford Marina - especially by the mackerel landing stage and near Tesco store. The Rath on-street unlimited parking with views of waterway. Robert Street (west end) on-street time-limited parking
Narberth - Town Moor car park usually too busy and cramped to allow space for motorhomes - height barrier on rear section. Some on-street parking on road to Prince's Gate [B4314]
Nevern - Some parking in lay-by east of church on B4582
Newgale - Large car park by A487 (fee). Smaller car park off minor coast road (fee)
Newport - Parrog car park (limited spaces and awkward turning off/onto A487. Newport Beach PCNP car park (fee)
Neyland - Neyland Marina - near Isambard Kingdom Brunel statue or at entrance to Westfield Pill nature reserve. A477 near small industrial estate Westfield Pill, access from just beyond traffic island on Honeyborough - adjacent to cycle path and bridge over
Pembroke - The Commons (fee; free car park has height barrier)                    
Pembroke Dock - Some wide streets suitable for time-limited parking; most car-parks too small/height barriers/small bays.
Porthgain - Some parking by harbour
St Davids - Porthclais National Trust car park (fee). Limited space on Bishop's Palace car park (fee). Limited, two-hour on-street parking in New Street. PCNP car park (fee). Car park at Quickwell Hill is small and steeply sloping (fee). Caerfai Bay car park. Whitesands Bay car park (fee)
St Dogmaels - Car park by lifeboat station at Poppit Sands. Small car park in centre of village. Some parking on Pentood Industrial Estate by Bridgend, with footpath to Wildlife Centre
St Florence - Large car park at Manor Park Wildlife Park
Saundersfoot - Coppet Hall beach car park now has a height barrier and is no longer accessible to motorhomes (fee). Harbour car park gets very busy in the summer months (fee). Some spaces suitable on the PCNP car park near the Regency Hall (fee). Camper vans may find space on roadside near primary school
Solva - Motorhomes banned from harbour car park. Limited parking on lay-by in Upper Solva
Stackpole Quay - National Trust car park (fee)
Stack Rock - Car park
Strumble Head - Parking by lighthouse only really suitable for campervans
Tenby - North Beach car park (fee but free in winter). South Beach car park (fee) - access difficult for larger units
Wiseman's Bridge - Stepaside Heritage Park car park. Some parking by beach

Ceredigion
Aberaeron - Some scope for parking on sea front car parks (fee). On-street parking on A487 at northern end of town
Aberporth - Some spaces on car parks
Aberystwyth - Sea front (time-limits vary). Coach and lorry car park near Park and Ride on Park Avenue (fee). New car park off Penparcau Road near Trefechan Bridge [not yet investigated]
Borth Sea front. Ynyslas sands
Cardigan - On-street unlimited parking on Gwbert Road near playing fields. Time-limited parking on the Strand
Hafod Estate  Small car park
Nantyrarian - Car park at Red Kite centre
New Quay - Car park on Church Road with some large bays (fee). Harbour car park for smaller vehicles only

Carmarthenshire
Kidwelly - Kidwelly Quay car park
Laugharne - Car park on sea front by castle (fee?)
Llandovery - Town centre car park (fee)
Llanstephan - Beach-side car park (fee?)
Pendine - Beach-side car park (fee)
St Clears - Town centre car park (fee)

Gwynedd
Abersoch - Lay-bys on A499 to east of Abersoch
Fairbourne - Beach car park (fee). Penrhyn Point. Morfa Mawddach railway station. Some on-road parking at Friog
Harlech Beach car park (fee)
Llanystumdwy - Car park just off A497
Maentwrog - Large lay-by on A487 just east of junction with A496
Pwllheli - Some time-limited on-street parking near Co-op supermarket. Sea front parking at West End
Tanybwlch - Large car park at Ffestiniog steam railway station. Small car park & picnic area by Llyn Mair
Tywyn - Car park for Talyllyn steam railway. Some on-street limited parking

Glamorgan
Barry - Porthkerry Country Park (sometimes a fee)
Morfa Mawr - Car park (fee)
Ogmore-by-Sea Beach-side and cliff-top parking (fee)
Penarth - Some on-road sea front parking. Cosmeston Lakes County Park
Swansea - Fforestfach Park and Ride (fee)

Monmouthshire
Newport - Tredegar Park. Tredegar House Park (fee). Wetlands Centre

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