The best campervans and motorhomes for hire near Blackpool
Blackpool came into its own with the advent of the public holiday in Britain in 1871, which allowed factory workers to head to the 11 kilometres of beaches for a three-day weekend. Local businessmen quickly saw the town’s potential as a resort destination. They poured huge sums of money into constructing the promenade, piers, and of course, Blackpool Tower, which first opened to the public in 1894.
Facing out into the Irish Sea, visitors to Blackpool will find themselves just a short drive from some of the UK’s most celebrated landscapes. Sticking to the coast, Morecambe Bay to the north leads to the Lake District National Park. Head inland with your motorhome hire in Blackpool, and you will quickly enter the Forest of Bowland Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty on route to the rolling hills of the Yorkshire Dales National Park.
Blackpool lies within 60 kilometres of two large regional international airports, Liverpool John Lennon Airport and Manchester Airport. Between them, they provide links to much of northern and Southern Europe, with Ryanair, EasyJet and Jet2 leading in the number of flights.
The M55 motorway heads east out of the city and connects with the M6, whose path roughly follows the Pennine Hills north and south, making it easy to get to your motorhome rental in Blackpool. The main railway station has the name Blackpool North, and welcomes services from London and Glasgow via Preston. Only a handful of services making use of Blackpool South station instead.
Irrespective of size, campervan hire is Blackpool are prohibited from using on-street pay and display parking bays. However, there are several centrally-located car parks that welcome campervans when parked in bays designated for use by coaches. These include Banks Street and Seasiders Way car parks. The cost for a 12-hour stay is around €8 in either of them. Further out, Gynn Square to the north has 12 spaces, and Lytham Road car park to the south another four. Both are similarly priced to the central parking options already mentioned.