Overnight Parking

Fife Coast & Countryside Trust (FCCT) engaged in a consultation arising from the volume of overnight motorhome parking in Fife. It was evident this growing form of tourism brings not only challenges but opportunities for stakeholders who live in and visit Fife.

After gauging the views of residents, landowners, Community Councils, Fife Council and visitors, FCCT are trialling parking charge schemes at car parks which have both seen a significant increase in visitor numbers from motorhome users.

Monies raised will be ringfenced to facilitate safe parking, extend the opening hours of public toilets and to create a network of chemical toilet disposal points. A new toilet block with overnight facilities has already been installed at Kingsbarns and the installation of a new toilet block took place at Elie Ruby Bay in Spring 2023. The Elsan disposal point at Elie Ruby Bay is open in the mornings April to October and closed November to March, there are overnight toilet facilities.

The following parking charges are in force.

 

Overnight Parking

Motorhomes and campervans can park overnight at some of our car parks on a first come first served basis with no awnings, pop-up toilet or any other type of tent, or camping cars are permitted. A small charge for staying the night will apply at our participating car parks with the use of the onsite parking meter or honesty box.

Users who wish to stay overnight in a designated bay are of course allowed to use Fife Coast & Countryside Trust car parks during normal day-time hours in the same way any other visitor would. So, if you are in a car park with parking meters and you haven’t got an overnight ticket the first 2 hours are free (at Limekilns Pier this is 3 hours) and all-day parking costs £2.

When planning to park overnight here are some things you may want to know:

 

ABERDOUR SILVER SANDS CAR PARK (Foreshore Location)

  • Overnight capacity: 11 vehicles only
  • Parking Charge Overnight: Optional donation via honesty box
  • Parking Charge Daytime: (Restricted Access)
  • Disabled Parking Daytime: (Restricted Access)
  • Overnight Toilets: Yes
  • Daytime Opening Hours Lower Car Park:  07:00 – 20:00

 Facilities and Access:

Facilities

 

BIRNIE & GADDON LOCHS CAR PARK

  • Overnight capacity: 4 vehicles only
  • Parking Charge Overnight: £5 (payment via the honesty box)
  • Parking Charge Daytime: Under 2 hours free / All day parking £2 (payment via honesty box)
  • Disabled Parking Daytime: Free
  • Overnight Toilets: No
  • Daytime Opening Hours: April – September 07:00 – 22:00/October – March 07:00 – 20:00

Facilities and Access:

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CRAIGMEAD CAR PARK

  • Overnight capacity: 5 vehicles only
  • Parking Charge Overnight: £10
  • Parking Charge Daytime: Under 2 hours free / All day parking £2
  • Parking Machine: Cash & Card
  • Disabled Parking Daytime: Free
  • Overnight Toilets: Yes
  • Daytime Opening Hours: April – September 07:00 – 22:00/October – March 07:00 – 20:00

Facilities and Access:

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EAST LOMOND CAR PARK

  • Overnight capacity: 5 vehicles only
  • Parking Charge Overnight: £10
  • Parking Charge Daytime: Under 2 hours free / All day parking £2
  • Disabled Parking Daytime: Free
  • Parking Machine: Cash & card
  • Overnight Toilets: No
  • Daytime Opening Hours: April – September 07:00 – 22:00/October – March 07:00 – 20:00

Facilities and Access:

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ELIE RUBY BAY CAR PARK

  • Overnight capacity: 7 vehicles only
  • Parking Charge Overnight: £10
  • Parking Charge Daytime: Under 2 hours free / All day parking £2
  • Parking Machine: Cash & Card
  • Disabled Parking Daytime: Free
  • Overnight Toilets: Yes
  • Daytime Opening Hours: April – September 07:00 – 22:00/October – March 07:00 – 20:00
  • Elsan Toilet Disposal Point: Open mornings April to October/closed November to March

Facilities and Access:

 

GLENVALE CAR PARK

  • Overnight capacity: 1 vehicle only (suitable for smaller motorhomes)
  • Parking Charge Overnight: £5 (payment via the honesty box)
  • Parking Charge Daytime: (payment via the honesty box)
  • Disabled Parking Daytime: Free
  • Overnight Toilets: No
  • Daytime Opening Hours: April – September (07:00 – 22:00) October – March (07:00 – 20:00)

Facilities and Access:

 

 KINGSBARNS CAR PARK

  • Overnight capacity: 8 vehicles only
  • Parking Charge Overnight: £10
  • Parking Charge Daytime: Under 2 hours free / All day parking £2
  • Parking Machine: Cash & Card
  • Disabled Parking Daytime: Free
  • Overnight Toilets: Yes
  • Daytime Opening Hours: April – September (07:00 – 22:00) October – March (07:00 – 20:00)

Facilities and Access:

 

LIMEKILNS PIER CAR PARK

  • Overnight capacity: 3 vehicles only
  • Parking Charge Overnight: £5 (payment via the honesty box )
  • Parking Charge Daytime: Under 3 hours free / All day parking £2 (payment via the honesty box)
  • Disabled Parking Daytime: Free
  • Overnight Toilets: No
  • Daytime Opening Hours: 07:00 – 22:00

Facilities and Access:

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PITTENWEEM WEST BRAES CAR PARK

  • Overnight capacity: 3 vehicles only
  • Parking Charge Overnight: £10
  • Parking Charge Daytime: Under 2 hours free / All day parking £2
  • Disabled Parking Daytime: Free
  • Parking Machine: Cash & card
  • Overnight Toilets: No
  • Daytime Opening Hours: April – September 07:00 – 22:00/October – March 07:00 – 20:00

Facilities and Access:

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WORMIT BAY CAR PARK

  • Overnight capacity: 2 vehicles only (suitable for smaller motorhomes)
  • Parking Charge Overnight: £5 (payment via the honesty box)
  • Parking Charge Daytime: Under 2 hours free / All day parking £2 (payment via the honesty box)
  • Disabled Parking Daytime: Free
  • Overnight Toilets: No
  • Daytime Opening Hours: 07:00 – 21:00

Facilities and Access:

 

Time is right

You can stay for 2 nights only, and you should not return to the same car park to stay within 48 hours.

Find a space

Please park safely and leave at least 3 metres between you and your neighbour. All participating car parks have designated overnight bays.

 

Please be considerate

To ensure a pleasant stay for everyone, please follow our guidance:

  • Distancing: Leave 3 metres between you and your neighbour.
  • Chemical Waste Disposal: You must never use our public toilet as chemical disposal points.
  • Toilet waste: Never pour toilet waste into streams, rivers, lochs or undergrowth, even if it’s only urine – emptying a container of urine will kill vegetation and may pose a health risk.
  • Fires: Fires and barbecues are not permitted within the curtilage of any car park.
  • Rubbish: Consider taking all rubbish away with you in the first instance or use our car park bins.
  • Quiet Nights: Always keep noise levels down but especially between 10pm and 7am.
  • Dogs: Always keep dogs on a lead or under close control and pick up after your dog.
  • Car Park Full: See information below or check Visit Scotland for nearby campsites and please do not park irresponsibly.

 

Further Information for Motorhome Visitors to Fife

Download our Motorhome Leaflet.

Our plan your trip section of our website includes useful information on travel, public toilets and how to access up to date public transport information.

 

Overnight Motorhome Provision in Fife

Other places where motorhomes can park overnight include.

  • Lochore Meadows Country Park, has facilities to replenish water supplies and facilities to dispose of chemical waste (Paid facility)
  • Dysart Harbour
  • Burntisland, behind the Beacon Leisure Centre
  • Leven Promenade