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Date published: 18th August 2021

North Norfolk District Council is pleased to welcome back visitors to our area, but would like to respectfully issue some advice to our motorhome guests.

We are very lucky to have a large number of authorised and licenced camping sites across the District where owners and operators are pleased to welcome guests and where appropriate facilities are provided for motorhomes. North Norfolk District Council car parks should not be used for overnight sleeping or camping and “wild” camping of any kind (including in motorhomes) is not permitted on beach access points or at any woodland, heathland or Broads car parks and public access sites anywhere in the District.

Some of our car parks are tight on space, and are designed around a standard car size, therefore motorhome drivers should familiarise themselves with car parks available in our District which are more suited to accommodating the larger size of their vehicles.

These include:

  • The temporary Beeston Regis car park
  • Beach Road, Weybourne
  • Beach Road, East Runton
  • Runton Road, Cromer
  • Weekend and Bank Holiday Monday (30th August) – District Council offices, Holt Road, Cromer
  • Pauls Lane, Overstrand  
  • Gold Park, Mundesley
  • Cart Gap, Happisburgh   
  • Clink Lane, Sea Palling

The District Council does not provide facilities for the servicing of motorhomes, i.e. provision of water, toilet emptying facilities or rubbish bins for domestic waste. Use of public toilet facilities by motorhome owners emptying toilet cassettes in public toilets is prohibited. Using them in this way creates significant management and servicing problems for the Council. Toilets get blocked and must be closed for maintenance, meaning they are unavailable for other users and involve the District Council and its contractors in additional costs. As previously mentioned there are plenty of holiday parks which do provide appropriate water and waste services for motorhomes.

Most of our visitors are respectful of our area and communities and abide by local bylaws prohibiting overnight stays on car parks and wild camping on countryside sites, however if issues with unauthorised and unlawful camping by motorhome owners persists, the District Council will look to take enforcement action with local police colleagues as necessary.

We hope everyone has a safe and enjoyable stay in North Norfolk.

Last updated: 18th August 2021