Not everyone is looking for the same thing when it comes to holiday parks on the Isle of Wight with some people preferring a caravan holiday tucked away in the countryside where they can relax and explore the many Island footpaths and cycle tracks, while others seek a full on action packed holiday with enough activities and entertainment to keep even the most active family happy during their stay.
Our small guide to holiday parks on the south coast of the Island will help you find that perfect park, so whether your after relaxation or adventure we know it will be a great family holiday.
PART 2 – Holiday Parks of the South Coast of the Isle of Wight
Appuldurcombe Gardens Holiday Park – Ventnor
This friendly family holiday park is located within 14 acres of lush secluded grounds, surrounded by beautiful open countryside. Offering static caravan and self catering apartments as well as extensive camping and touring facilities close to the seaside town of Ventnor. On-site there is a small shop open from April to October, a cafe which opens seasonally with takeaway service as well as a bar, games rooms , outdoor heated pool and toddlers pool plus a kids play park and crazy golf activities. The park has family family entertainment on during the spring bank holiday week and during peak season. A perfect park for lovers of walking and cycling as there are many trails to be found near by.
Riviera Park Self Catering Apartments – Bonchurch
Close to the picturesque village of Bonchurch near Ventnor this relaxing holiday park offers a number of self catering apartments. The park has an indoor pool and Outdoor Tennis court to keep you amused and is only a short walk along the coastal path to Ventnor and its famous botanic gardens along with a selection of good restaurants and bars for when you don’t fancy cooking. The park also has WiFi for it’s guests use.
Meadowview Holidays – Niton
The perfect park for a relaxing countryside break on the south coast, Meadowview has a number of static caravan holiday homes available all with magnificent panoramic countryside views. Close by is the village of Niton with it’s pretty thatched and stone cottages as well as a shop, tearoom and popular pub serving good food in a friendly atmosphere. The beach of Ventnor and Town of Newport are both but a short drive away.
Heading further along the south coast towards Shanklin and Sandown and you come to
Ninham Country Holidays – Shanklin
An award winning family run holiday park set in an idyllic location for Camping, Touring, Holiday Caravans and Self-Catering holidays. Nestling in a valley, surrounded by mature woodland and rolling countryside it is the perfect location for lovers of the outdoors while being close enough to Shanklin to enjoy a day out at the beach. However you choose to stay Ninham makes a perfect base, for discovering the many sights and attractions of the Island. Explore the many footpaths and bridleways that lead from the park and you will be delighted to discover some of the Island’s most scenic countryside and beaches.
Cheverton Copse Holiday Park– Sandown
A family run holiday park who’s aim is to provide an unspoiled countryside atmosphere where our guests can enjoy a relaxed holiday. The park has a number of great static caravan holiday homes to choose from and with a no car policy in the park itself you are assured your children can play safely in one of the three on-site children’s park. For the grown ups there is a club house with sun terrace and during season there is nightly entertainment and kids clubs to enjoy, adjoined to the club house is a games room with video games, arcade and pool tables. WiFi is available to all guests.
Fort Holiday Park – Sandown
A family holiday park tucked away in a quite spot in Sandown with countryside views and yet just a short stroll from the beach and attractions. The park has a playground with slide and swigs and with a no car on site policy parents can let children play with peace of mind. There are a number of caravans available on site in all shapes and size to suite every budget and the park also accept short breaks including 1 night stays off peak season. WiFi available for guests use.
Fort Spinney – Sandown
Located a stones through from the beach and a short walk to the main town and shops, this park has a range of self catering holiday bungalows available sleeping from 2 – 8 people . Fort Spinney offers so much and the main selling point is you will wake up in the morning to the sea air with no hustle and bustle. You have a glorious beach and cliff walks right from the entrance of the site. The quality of the accommodation on offer is very clean, comfortable and well equipped.
2 parks in the heart of Shanklin town and close to the beach, shops and attractions. The parks share facilities including Club House with entertainment, full kids programmes and indoor and outdoor pool, water flume , sports court along with restaurant, bar and takeaway. Landguard offers the quieter of the two parks with a selection of caravans and lodges to holiday in a relaxing woodland area. at Lowerhyde there are caravan holiday homes as well as Camping and Touring facilities and the park is geared up for the more active families with non stop fun filled activities to keep the kids amused all day.
Watch out for Part 3 – East Coast Holiday Parks