BMX Pump Track Carpark, Marine...

BMX Pump Track Carpark, Marine Parade

Overnight Campervan Parking



15 Rankers Reviews

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80 Dump Station

94 Freedom Camping

8 Napier




3 nights maximum stay

Vehicles must have a current self-containment certificate.


Feature Value Info


North IslandHawkes BayNapier


  • Dump Station
  • Freedom Camping
  • Free


Showing 13 reviews of 15.

The West Texas Cyclist's avatar

The West Texas Cyclist

Ranking: 9/10

Excellent site fairly close to Napier. I stayed two nights maiy because of a nasty weather threat which didn't really materialize. Went for two 50+ kilometer road bike rides. Being able to take an outdoor shower is such a big plus after such rides. Had front row parking with view of the sea. Can toilets, dumpstation, potable water. No noise issues. Not a 10 because of the lack of "nature."

Reviewed 22 days ago

Leanne's avatar


Ranking: 8/10

Nice free self contained campsite. Around 30 spots available, so not your place if you want to be the only one. We arrived around 5pm and still lots of places left. However still nice and quiet space with some noise from the Highway and train. Two public toilets and one cold outside shower for after you’ve been in the see (although it is not recommended to swim there). Also dumpstation and fresh water. Approx 15-20 minuten walk from the city center.

Reviewed 23 days ago

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Matthias's avatar


Ranking: 7/10

Conviently located close to Napier City.
In order to optimise available space parking is cozy close to your neighbor if it is full.
There are toilets, drinking water, a cold outside shower and a grey water dump station. More than you could ask for without paying. Council checks on the duration of your stay though.
There may be the odd freight train going past in the middle of the night some 100 metres away and they are a little noisy - the only downside of this spot.

Reviewed 25 days ago

Johnston’s's avatar


Ranking: 8/10

Great wee spot. Nice big parking lot just metres from the water. Dump station and fresh water. Clean toilets. Can be a bit noisy with trains but it doesn’t last very long

Reviewed 5 months ago

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Mike Fricker's avatar

Mike Fricker

Ranking: 10/10

26Sept18. Nothing really to add to the most recent reviews. Great location. Heard trains in the night. The track and a road crossing just across the road.
Close to the national aquarium. We saw their kiwis about their business including a bit of hanky panky, if you know what I mean!

Reviewed 6 months ago

Pauline Lewis's avatar

Pauline Lewis

Ranking: 8/10

Now has 2 dump stations and fresh water. Car park close to main road. Excellent views over the ocean. Suitable for larger RV's. More level than most spots. Very popular. 15 minute walk to ctr of town.

Reviewed 7 months ago

Ozi's avatar


Ranking: 10/10

Very good place ! Toilets clean and available 24h . Water ( drinkable and not) and dump point.
Beautiful site straight on the front sea!
Only 20min walking to city center.

Reviewed 10 months ago

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ascotandanaussie's avatar


Ranking: 10/10

Lots of spaces and toilets that are open 24/7. On top of that the view is pretty amazing. There is also a dump and fresh water point. A perfect spot!

Reviewed 11 months ago

Jenni Wells's avatar

Jenni Wells

Ranking: 7/10

Parking is great location on the beach. There are larger bays for motorhomes but these are right next to the beach so are prime spots. When we arrived all the large bays were taken by the majority of small non self contained vehicles.

Reviewed over 1 year ago

Jo Dawson's avatar

Jo Dawson

Ranking: 9/10

This is a great free spot - level car park right next to the beach. Clean toilets, dump station and fresh water. Great kids playground about 10 minutes walk along seafront. Probably a 15 minute brisk walk to town. Great spot for seeing Napier from.

Reviewed over 1 year ago

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Julia Kurtz's avatar

Julia Kurtz

Ranking: 10/10

Great place directly at the beach and super central! With toilet and dump station.

Reviewed almost 2 years ago

Harriet Smith's avatar

Harriet Smith

Ranking: 10/10

For self contained vehicles only. 2 spacious and clean flushing toilets, an outdoor shower, small bins, drinking water and a dump station. You don't need to look anywhere else to camp in Napier.

Reviewed about 2 years ago

Bridget Brebner's avatar

Bridget Brebner

Ranking: 7/10

Just a car park right on the beach. Plenty of spaces. Don't even bother being here if you're not self contained because you will be moved along. There was a clean, spacious, flush toilet open all night.

Reviewed about 3 years ago

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