Citizens Advice Bureau

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LOCAL INFORMATION

2.6.5
Caravans, Jersey Camping and Caravanning Club, Camping and Touring Club, Camp sites

Extent: Jersey
Updated 3 August 2014
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Caravans

1  An island resident wanting to import a caravan should apply to the Planning and Environment Department for permission to import. Once granted the licence enables owner to clear customs and register the caravan with the Driver and Vehicle Standards Department. A permit is then applied for from the planning office with details of where the caravan will be kept -which must be off the road and out of sight.

2  Controlling authority is the Planning and Environment Minister

Jersey Camping and Caravanning Club

3  The Jersey Camping and Caravanning Club offers members two rallies in France per year together with a number of other social activities through the winter months. These include an annual dinner, a theme evening and a Christmas lunch.  See www.jerseycamping.org.je for full details.

Camping and Touring Club

4  Social events are held at Easter, Liberation Day and the spring bank holiday. There is an annual dinner in the autumn and a Christmas brunch. Other events are organised from time to time. See www.campingandtouringclubofjersey.co.uk/ for more details.

5  The club camps for eight weekends in Jersey each year, members are also permitted to camp for a further 21 days at any recognised campsite in Jersey - this complies with the island camping laws.

President: Basil Beaton
Secretary: Judy Makin, telephone 743725
Treasurer: Odette Wilson

Membership fee:

Full £35 per family (including camping fees for eight weekends).
Social, £5 per family

Camp sites

6  Living on a camp site is not permitted. It is a condition of the registration of a campsite (as a business) that it shall be for the use of people visiting the island for the sole purpose of recreation. This would exclude people who have lost their accommodation as well as people who have newly arrived in the island.

7  Camp sites:

Beuvelande Camp Site
Rose Farm Camp Site
Rozel Camping Park
Blue Soleil Camping (open all year)

Imoportant: Jersey campsites are generally open during the main holiday season - mid May through to September. Due to limited site space it is always advisable to pre-book before you travel.  NB: Blue Soleil is open all year.

It is illegal to camp anywhere other than a recognised and approved campsite.

Most dogs will be accepted by prior arrangement, please contact the relevant campsite.

Movable living accommodation

8  Converted buses, caravans etc may not be lived in on private land but, in law, their use cannot be prevented on public roads.

(Precedent - the 'Manning' judgement 1985)

Visitors

9  Visiting caravans and motor homes.

Visiting caravans and motorhomes can be driven on the roads subject to a permit and are restricted to one journey to, and one journey from, the campsite and the port. Caravans must remain on the designated site for the period of the permit.

Special dispensation has been given allowing motorhomes to circulate on the Island on a daily basis but MUST return to the designated campsite each night. (Drivers should be aware that many of Jersey's roads are narrow and may have limited access).

Cars used for towing caravans may be used in the normal way on the Island's roads.

Duration of Stay

Maximum of one month per caravan / motorhome.

Type of unit/size - width

Towed caravan including the towing vehicle or motorhome 2.3m (this includes any fitting on or attached to the vehicle but excludes mirrors and indicators.

Length

Caravan 6.7m (excluding the means of attachment to the towing vehicle).  Motorhome 9.3m.

Length of combination

Caravan and towing vehicle 16.5m (to include any projection at the front or rear of the vehicle).

Display of pemit

The permit must be displayed in the window of the unit clearly showing the dates for which the permit is valid.

Ownership/insurance

Full third party insurance must be in force for the full duration of the stay and documents proving the ownership must be carried.

sewage

Jersey campsites do not currently have 'drive over' drains for blackwater sewage.

Process

  • The visitor selects the campsite of their choice.
  • The campsite proprietor takes full details of the booking on the approved form.
  • The campsite owner or approve agent makes the reservation with the sea carrier.
  • The confirmed booking detail is sent to Jersey Tourism.
  • The campsite proprietor sends full details to the visitor with two copies of the permit, keeping one for their own records.
  • One copy of the permit will be given to the carrier at the time of departure, one document is kept in full display in the window of the unit.

There are regulations covering caravan entry and length of stay.Three campsites can accommodate caravans.  These are Rose Farm, Rozel Camping Park and Beuvelande Campsite.

Caravan owners who wish to visit the Island should make their arrangements directly with the campsite of their choice.