The county town and admin HQ is Winchester, The cities of Southampton and Portsmouth are in the county along with towns such as Fawley, Lymington, Lyndhurst and Ringwood.


There is nothing on the website for motorhomes. For car parks you have to go to the district council websites. .

New Forest District Council - Lymington, Fordingbridge, Ringwood, Brockenhurst, Totton, Lyndhurst.

The above link takes you to the car park page of the website. You have to click a link to get to the map. Click interactive car park map/What would you like to do/Choose map layers/NFDC car parks then you can click a P to get more info. You can zoom in to the map to make it clearer. There is no size or height information. This is actually a superb map of the area even zooming in to street level.

Click here to go to a Forestry Commission map of car parks and cycle routes.

OS Landranger 195 and 196: Explorer New Forest OL22

No person shall without the prior written permission of the Council use any part of a parking place or any vehicle including a caravan left in a parking place:
(a) for sleeping or camping purposes
(b) for eating or cooking purposes

Below are some of the many car parks in the council area. Some are free but there is no information with regard to height barriers.
Lymington - Bath Road SO41 3SE - 287 spaces. P&D
Lymington - Cannon Street East SO41 9BR - 155 spaces. P&D
Lyndhurst - Off A35 High Street SO43 7BE - go to far end of car park. Do not park in coach bays. P&D MW.

Basingstoke and Deane Borough Council - Bramley, Tadley, Kingsclere, Overton, Oakley, Whitchurch

The above link takes you to the car park page of the website. It shows car parks in Basingstoke, Whitchurch, Overton, Kingsclere and Bramley.

From the website:-
There are two car parks that could accommodate larger vehicles such as motorhomes.
Basingstoke - Castons RG21 7NP - 126 spaces.
Basingstoke - Churchill Way RG21 7QU - 100 spaces.
These vehicles won't be able to park in a single marked bay, they may park across a couple of bays. Two or more pay and display tickets must be purchased in respect of the number of spaces occupied.

East Hampshire District Council - Petersfield, Alton, Whitehill.

The above link takes you to the car park page of the website. Click car park charges to get a .pdf of car parks in Petersfield and Alton. There is no size or height information and no sat nav details. At the bottom of the link above there are some free car parks in other areas.

Eastleigh Borough Council - Eastleigh, Chandler's Ford, Botley, Hedge End, Bishopstoke,

The above link takes you to the car park page of the website. A very poor system of finding a car park. Click on a number on the map which expands it to give another number. Clicking on a red teardrop shows a box with information. What it doesn't show you is the size of a car park or the sat nav details. It does show if the cp has a height barrier.

Fareham Borough Council - Fareham, Portchester, Stubbington, Hill Head, Titchfield, Warsash.

Fareham - Malthouse Lane PO16 0EA This car park is located off Osborn Road South and consists of 99 spaces. From the website 'We also have three longer bays for motorhomes in Malthouse car park.' It has a number of trailer bays for longer vehicles. The problem with this cp is that it is difficult to navigate and also to exit.

Car parks are designated inner and outer.
Fareham - Market Quay - Inner - No size or sat nav given. Barrier controlled. Parkopedia gives 259 spaces at PO16 0JU.
Wallington - Broadcut PO16 8ST - Outer - 88 spaces. No height information.
Fareham - Leisure Centre, Park Lane PO16 7JU - Outer - 279 spaces. No height information.
Portchester - Portchester Castle Large, Waterside Lane PO16 9QW - 70 spaces. No height information.
Portchester - Portchester Precinct, Jubilee Road PO16 9PF - 265 spaces. No height information.
Stubbington - Community Centre, Stubbington Lane PO14 2PP - 87 spaces. No height information.
Hill Head - Meon Shore, Meon Road PO14 4HN - 100 spaces. No height information.
Hill Head - Monks Hill, Salterns Lane PO14 3LU - 100 spaces. No height information.
Hill Head - Salterns, Salterns Lane PO14 4LU - 133 spaces. No height information.
Titchfield - Community Centre, Mill Street PO14 4AB - 98 spaces. No height information.
Warsash - Passage Lane SO31 9FW - 98 spaces. No height information.

Gosport Borough Council - Alverstoke, Browndown, Lee-on-Solent, Rowner.

The above link takes you to the long stay car park page of the website. If you click on a name it takes you to a map which then goes to an aerial view of the car park. Which is very poor because you don't see all the car park, only a section and it doesn't seem as you can move it around.

'We do not permit vehicles to be slept in overnight in any of our car parks.
If your vehicle takes up more than one bay you must pay for the number of bays used.'

Hart District Council - Fleet, Yateley.

The above link takes you to the District Council website. You can get to the car park page via the A-Z Services.
Fleet - Church Road GU51 4ND - 169 spaces. No height information.
Hartley Wintney - RG27 8NY - 75 spaces. No height information.
Blackwater - Station Approach GU17 9AB - 125 spaces. No height information.
Fleet - Victoria Road GU51 4DN - 142 spaces. No height information.

Test Valley Borough Council - Andover, Stockbridge, Romsey.

The above link takes you to the car park page of the website.

Romsey - Princes Road - No size or height information. Long stay.
Romsey - Alma Road - No size or height information. Long stay.
Romsey - Romsey Rapids (swimming pool on Southampton Road) - No size or height information. Long stay. Also a coach park so a good chance there is no height barrier. DO NOT PARK IN THE COACH BAYS.

Winchester City Council - Winchester.

St Catherine's park and ride Garnier Road SO23 9NP - Designated parking for motorhomes.
South Winchester park and ride SO21 2FG. Access from M3 jct 11. - Designated parking for motorhomes.

Winchester - Worthy Lane SO23 7AB - this is a coach park but MH are allowed - by the website - to park there.

Southampton City Council

A designated oversized parking place is provided in Harbour Parade long stay Car Park, SO15 1BA and in the Quays swimming and diving complex car parks near the Isle of Wight ferry terminal.
If using any other bay you must ensure that your vehicle is parked within the bay markings.

Portsmouth City Council

Park and ride has height barriers. Phone 0239 268 8290 for MH parking.

Portsmouth - The Hard - for Historic Dockyard and Gunwharf Quays - no height barrier.
Portsmouth - St Georges Square - for Historic Dockyard and Gunwharf Quays - no height barrier.
Portsmouth - Museum Road - for Historic Dockyard and Gunwharf Quays - no height barrier.
Portsmouth - Seafront and D-Day car park PO5 3NT - for seafront - no height barrier.
Portsmouth - Clarence Street PO1 4AY - 154 spaces no height barrier.

Southsea - Duisburg Way possible spot for MH. Let me know. Shorter ones on seafront.

Havant Borough Council

Overnight Motorhome Parking at Beachlands West, Hayling Island is allowed between 10 pm and 8 am. Max stay is 72 hours. Caravans must stay attached to vehicle so cannot be left on their own. Please ensure you pay to keep these facilities open. One weekend only 14 paid out of 40. Disgraceful. THIS FACILITY HAS NOW CLOSED AND THERE IS NO OVERNIGHT PARKING ALLOWED.

Rushmoor Borough Council - Aldershot and Farnborough

The above link takes you to the car park page of the website.

There are a few car parks in Aldershot, Farnborough and North Camp where you can park a motor home or vehicle with a trailer or caravan that does not fit in a single marked bay.
These are at:
Parsons Barracks car park, Aldershot
Napier Gardens car park, North Camp
Queensmead car park, Farnborough
Farnborough Leisure Centre car park, Farnborough

'You can park your vehicle across two bays, end to end, as long as they do not exceed two bay lengths, plus one metre overhang at each end (12 metres in total length). The wheels of the vehicle or the vehicle and trailer must be within the marked bays.
You will need to buy a ticket for each bay used - even if you are only partly using one bay. If  you are towing a caravan or trailer, you must also display a ticket on each vehicle, including the towed vehicle.'