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Motorhome and Campervan Parking


Motorhome and Campervan parking will be available within the following car parks 

Motorhome and campervan parking
 Town  Car Park  Dates*  Cost
 Ayr  Esplanade Car Park Open from 22 April 

 £10 per night

(max of 3 nights)

 Girvan  Knockcushan Street Car Park Open from 22 April 
 Ballantrae  The Vennel Car Park 29 April - 30 September
 Prestwick  Links Road Car Park 29 April - 30 September
 Troon  North Shore Road Car Park 29 April - 30 September

*following the success of the 2021 motorhome and campervan parking scheme trial, sites in Ayr and Girvan will become permanent. Ballantrae, Prestwick and Troon are operating on a trial basis until 30 September 2022


Who can use the dedicated motorhome bays?

The bays are for the sole use of motorhome/campervan style vehicles. These are defined by the DVLA as “motor caravans” with the meaning “a special purpose M category vehicle constructed to include living accommodation which contains at least; seats and a table, sleeping accommodation which may be converted from the seats, cooking facilities, storage facilities”.

Caravans are not permitted in the bays.

For further information contact us ara.motorhomes@ayrshireroadsalliance.org


What facilities are on offer?

Facilities for Motorhome and Campervan parking
Town Car Park Facilities
Collection of general waste Collection of chemical waste  On site toilet and washroom facilities 

Esplanade Car Park   

 Yes  Yes  No

Knockcushan Street Car Park

Yes Yes No

The Vennel Car Park  

 Yes  Yes  No

Links Road Car Park 

 Yes  Yes  No

North Shore Road Car Park    

Yes  Yes    No 

How do I make payment  

Payment should be made via the cashless parking system PayByPhone

Payments must be made if staying beyond or arriving after 6pm each night (for a maximum of 3 nights*)

*once your parking session has expired you must vacate the space by 5.59pm 

Pay by Phone Location Codes
Town  Car Park   Pay by Phone Location Code
Ayr  Esplanade Car Park  807190
Girvan  Knockcushan Street Car Park   807191
Troon  North Shore Road Car Park   807192
Prestwick  Links Road Car Park   807193
Ballantrae  The Vennel Car Park   807194


Can I book in advance?

We are not able to physically reserve spaces, which means that you cannot book a space in advance. Therefore, please don’t pay until you have arrived and secured an available space.


How will this be monitored and enforced?

Parking Attendants will regularly patrol the car parks and surrounding streets. Special patrols will take place later into the evening and also early morning to ensure compliance.

Drivers who haven’t paid the appropriate fee or are found to be illegally parked in any other part of the car park or surrounding streets, will be served with a penalty charge notice for the relevant offence.


I’m concerned that this may encourage anti-social behaviour. What are you doing to protect residents?

There are a number of restrictions that already apply to the car parks, these are listed below:

  • No parking of trailers or caravans separately from their motor vehicles without written permission of a person duly authorised by the Council;
  • No camping, washing crockery, cutlery, clothing or any other articles whatsoever outside of permitted vehicles using permitted bays;
  • No sounding of any horn on a vehicle, use of any auxiliary motor or generator, shouting, operation of a radio, loudspeaker, or any other similar instrument or otherwise make any loud noise to the disturbance or annoyance of users of the parking place or residents or occupiers of premises in the neighbourhood;
  • No line, cable, tent, booth, stand, building or other structure to be erected without written permission of a person duly authorised by the Council to give such permission;

No driving of any motor vehicle around such parking place unnecessarily, recklessly, erratically, dangerously, or play any game or sport involving motor vehicles, motor sport or motor trials.

Contact Information 

Phone: 01563 503 160

E-mail: enquiries@ayrshireroadsalliance.org

Address:  Ayrshire Roads Alliance, Opera House, 8 John Finnie Street, Kilmarnock, KA1 1DD