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I am looking for camping place in Dover or Calais for one night while I am waiting for ferry. Any experience and advice welcome.

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I live 50 miles from Dover Port. Email me if you need somewhere to stay the night prior to travel.
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thanks a lot for this kindly offer..

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May be too late by now but we stopped on a campsite in folkestone called LITTLE SWITZERLAND which is about 7 miles from dover port. Rates are reasonable, biker friendly and easy access to port as just off main road.
I think its address is Wear Bay road and they have a website.
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Hi,
I am looking for camping place in Dover or Calais for one night while I am waiting for ferry. Any experience and advice welcome.

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Try this is google map's
51.182201, 1.399995
£5 a night for a tent. I alway's use it.
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Hi,
I am looking for camping place in Dover or Calais for one night while I am waiting for ferry. Any experience and advice welcome.

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Hi Oz

The French side is easier if you want stealth camping - or just quietly use the Aires de Repos there. I've only had a police visit once, at 3.00 am, and they were just great when they saw I was just getting some sleep.

I dont know any campsites but I always stealth camp in France. England is impossible - too overcrowded, no suitable free space available. Campsites at stupid prices. Scotland is more free, if you're going there, but also ridiculous prices for campsites. Wales I don't know.

But you can always find a quiet corner in the ferry port buildings, either side of the Channel. The French side is more relaxed. Some ferry companies let you cross earlier than the time you booked - but not always, so just ask. It's easier for bikes.NorfolkLines is often the cheapest ferry, from Dunkerque.

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But you can always find a quiet corner in the ferry port buildings, either side of the Channel. The French side is more relaxed. Some ferry companies let you cross earlier than the time you booked - but not always, so just ask. It's easier for bikes.NorfolkLines is often the cheapest ferry, from Dunkerque.

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I've just spent a night at Norfolkline's terminal at Dunkirk and while it's better than sleeping in the car park, facilities are minimal. Their policy on arriving early / late is no charge for one ferry either side of your booked time but £55.00 (or its € equivalent) for any other alteration.
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On one of my nights spent in the Calais ferryport, the police repeatedly threw out a few drunks who had established themselves in the building.

When they got the final heave, I saw the drunks/vagrants had left behind good map of France,(but no wine or ) which was much better than my free maps with the word FLUNCH superimposed all over. It was frustrating to find an area completely obscured which you wanted to look at; you just had to guess the way.( Oh, I also got the drunks' sleeping space. )

So I "collected " this vagrants' map and I use it to this very day, even though N.E. France has been brutally torn from the map. It reminded me of a map of Hungary which I had - a travelling friend said it was the worst map he'd ever seen. But it wasn't expensive.
Was it wrong to acquire a map from these poor unfortunates, these victims of cheap wine?......

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