Southland Caravan Club Site

Winford Road, Newchurch, Sandown, Isle Of Wight, PO36 0LZ

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Ideal for ...

  • Cycling
  • Dogs
  • Families
  • Motorhomes
  • Walking

Why stay here ...

Family fun, dog friendly & beautiful beaches at Southlands

Situated on the outskirts of the small village of Newchurch in the beautiful Arreton Valley, Southland Club Site is a great location to enjoy your holiday. Half the island is a designated Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty and there are over 120 attractions and places of interest for you and your family to visit.

Southland Club Site is a great choice for an Isle of Wight caravan park. It has flat, level, well drained meadowland pitches as well as a large playground and play areas. Trees and shrubs punctuate the site layout, giving a peaceful feeling of privacy. The caravan park is convenient for all parts of the island, and within easy reach of some of the finest beaches.

The island has an excellent bus transport system and you can catch buses from the Isle of Wight Zoo which frequently run into Sandown and Newport. Sandown and Shanklin are only 3 miles by road and both of these towns share the same sheltered bay with its sandy beaches and safe bathing, perfect for families. Newchurch village with its charming Norman church is five minutes on foot and there you will also find a pleasant country inn serving fresh, hearty food.

The garlic farm, a short distance from the site, is said to make the best coffee on the island. Slightly further afield there are loads of fun activities available including sea and freshwater fishing, golf, tennis, squash, swimming, horse riding, windsurfing, sailing and more. The information room at the site offers plenty more ideas for getting out and about in the local area.

Sail & Stay breaks from just £150

Our popular Sail & Stay breaks are great value and we're pleased to offer you them again for 2021. Our combined deals include return ferry crossings to the Isle of Wight and a stay at our Southland Club campsite for four nights or more. To find out more click here.

Ferries to the Isle of Wight

The ferry from Portsmouth to Fishbourne takes as little as 35 minutes, with crossings from Lymington and Southampton also on offer. To book any of these crossings, call our contact centre on 01342 316101.

Members can save 6% off selected saver fares with Red Funnel, 20% off economy caravan rates/50% off economy motorhome rates on Wightlink ferry crossings. To find out more click here.

Did you know that you can book a glamping holiday on this site? Find out more on our sister website Experience Freedom.

Things to do on site ...

  • Play area
  • Playground

Facilities on site ...

  • Baby changing facilities
  • BBQs allowed: charcoal, gas, electric
  • Disabled facilities: facilities for wheelchair disabled
  • Disabled shower room
  • Dishwashing area
  • Dog walk on site
  • Drive over waste disposal for motorhomes
  • Electric hook-up
  • Family washroom
  • Gas
  • Gaz
  • Holiday Cottage
  • Late arrivals area with electric hook-up
  • Laundry facilities
  • Motorhome service point
  • Toilet block
  • TV reception: good
  • Wi-Fi
  • Wi-Fi charge
  • Wi-Fi rating: Silver

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Walking notes:

The island has an extensive network of footpaths. Leaflets are available from Tourist Information Centres.

Check out our ViewRanger walk.

Supermarket notes:

The closest is Morrisons approximately 2 miles from the site.

Great savings on days out

Offers available to Club members

Offer image for: Scenes Above - Sandown, Isle Of Wight (Micro Light) - 10% discount
Offer image for: Dimbola Museum & Galleries - 25% discount
Offer image for: Beaulieu - Up to 33% discount
Offer image for: The New Forest Paddle Sport Company - 10% discount
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Directions

From East Cowes on the A3021: in 3 miles at the roundabout turn left onto the A3054 (Ryde); in 1 mile at The Cedars Inn turn right at traffic lights; at first mini roundabout turn left (Robin Hill); at the traffic lights (Hare and Hounds public house) do not follow sat nav; instead continue straight down the hill to Arreton. At the T-junction turn left onto the A3056 towards Sandown. Turn second left past Fighting Cocks Roadhouse. From Fishbourne: continue to traffic lights and turn right (Newport); turn left at next traffic lights (Cedar Inn); then as above. From Yarmouth: on A3054 leave Newport onto A3020, then A3056 (Sandown); in 5.5 miles turn second left past Fighting Cocks (signposted Newchurch).

Sites key: Club Site

Postcode:
PO36 0LZ
GPS:
Lat 50.65951 / Lon -1.213506
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Transport links

  • Bus stop within 1 mile
  • Buses go to: Sandown, Ryde and Newport
  • Car hire on site
  • Daily public Transport within 1 mile
  • Nearest port: {0}

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A few tips for those going to Southland!

Southland Caravan Club Site
Just back from a 3 week stay at this site. Used the club to book the ferry at a bargain 60 pounds each way. Started on grass pitch but as end of season many were a bit bald due to groundsheets not being lifted! Moved a couple of times as people left. As we have a motorhome we walk and cycle. There are no footpaths outside the main gate BUT there is a pedestrian gate in the site just after the serviced pitches at the side of a building, which leads to Wackland Lane Bridleway and then on to the road nearer to the village where drives offer some refuge when walking to the pub etc. As others have stated the hill up from the Red Squirrel trail is 16% and no footpath. If you are walking you can find a gate and a path down by walking across past the church, metal gate in the wall at the end. Dirt track with steps not really for bikes. The trail to Sandown was closed in parts when we went. Ignore the first 'closed' sign and keep going until the fenced area is reached, then follow the detour signs. The earlier signage dumped us on to a main road! The weather was amazing and we rode to every corner of the island. The site is well kept and varied with plenty of dog areas. Some parts can be a bit noisy near the road or the safari tents. Having a car is a plus here as walking from site is a bit hairy as drivers seem to ignore the speed limits. If going out in your MH do read the signs carefully and not trust the sat nav as whilst cycling we met a MH coming up a narrow lane with hedges either side and a 6 foot width limit!! Keep to the main roads. Hope you enjoy your visit as much as we did.

TonyBack

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Reviewed on 27/09/2021 14:48

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Southland Caravan Club Site
2nd visit to Southland this year as so impressed last time,did not disappoint this time,great staff,spotlessly clean and nicely laid out pitches,just wish it was on the mainland as could use it more. Good location for Island and much better than other sites we have used on IOW.

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Reviewed on 15/09/2021 16:33

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2 week stay 21st Aug - 4th Sept...

Southland Caravan Club Site
A lovely site with a mix of grass & H/S. We were on Pitch 15 & despite the many rabbit holes by parking nose in we had the benefit of a large additional area & even pitched a 3 man tent for our daughter & son. Wardens very friendly, always interacting with people on site. The Pointer Inn serves great food from their Main Menu but we were disappointed with the Sunday Roast although it didn't stop us going back. Dale & his team were brilliant. Unfortunately, we found the IOW generally very tired & it did not meet our expectations. Most places were not insistent on wearing a mask (yes now a personal choice) but the way people were packed on the slow boat at the Needles did not look comfortable..... obviously didn't do it!! We went to Robin Hill, expected more for the kids to do & the Hot Air Balloon night show really was an anti climax which was billed as the highlight..... Sandown beach much better than Ryde or Bembridge but the town looks tired & in need of some tlc...... We were told by locals that the council just won't spend & invest. It cost us £400 for a motorhome & a car just for the ferry, which could have been much better spent on the mainland. Unlike Arnie, we won't be back!!!

Kasspa

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Reviewed on 13/09/2021 23:05

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We stayed here for 8 nights in August. The site was immaculately clean. Staff were friendly and helpful. The dog walk is fairly small but good enough for a short walk. We walked our dog’s in the woods at the back of the Pointer Inn which is fantastic. We had the fish and chips from the mobile van that came on site not part of the club. The chips were lovely but the fish was grey and horrible. It was 7.00pm close to finishing time but not acceptable. There is the Red Squirrel trail for walking and cycling at the bottom of the hill past the Pointer Inn which is a great way to see the Island. Be aware the hill coming back up is very very steep but short! Not for the faint hearted! The biggest problem we had was eating out locally. The Pointer Inn is close albeit 15 mins walk on a road with no path. Due to the fighting Cock being closed as staff had Covid, the Pointer Inn was extremely busy and hard to get a table for dinner. Worth the effort though as the food was delicious.

Jill Doyle

Reviewed on 30/08/2021 21:07

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Quite possibly our favourite club site

Southland Caravan Club Site
We’ve had many happy stays here and have just returned from a 5 night August break. The site is, as ever, immaculate. The wardens are friendly and welcoming and always busy looking after guests and the facilities. The site is well placed for visits to Shanklin and Sandown, as well as other places on the island. Nothing is that far away on the island! It was helpful that arrivals were from midday as many other sites we’ve stayed on recently set arrivals after 1pm. Pitches are well spaced with lots of manoeuvring space. I’m sure we will be back again!

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Reviewed on 20/08/2021 17:08

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Telephone:
01983 865385

Site information

Remember, you only pay 12.5% VAT until 31 March 2022 on Club campsite prices! All you need to do is book your holiday as normal, and the discount will be applied to the appropriate rate when you pay on site.

With our campsites busier than ever right now, we'd really appreciate your support with a few things to help everyone have a safe and enjoyable stay. Please be mindful of site arrival times (as they do vary), keep children and pets close by and within sight, and ensure you keep your speed below 5mph. Thank you!

All internal shared facility areas, including toilet and shower blocks, wash up areas, laundry rooms, drying rooms and information rooms are now fully open, however in order to continue to protect our staff, we do still require social distancing, and the wearing of face coverings in our reception areas for the time being.