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.

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.

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

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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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We will be back!

We really enjoyed our stay at Southland. The site is very well maintained. The Wardens were super friendly. So much to do on the Island, we have already booked for 2021! Great dog walk area on the site. Thank you Southland for a lovely holiday!
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The noisiest club site we’ve ever stayed on! How many machines??

Stayed for a week August bank holiday. Site is level with areas divided up and sheltered by tall well kept hedges. Too well kept. Well groomed grass. Too well groomed. Lots of bins. Too many bins. This was the problem really; never a moments peace from 0900 to 1700, when the wardens are out and about riding their tractor and trailer to service the bins, then riding the mower to mow individual pitches when folk have left and then using strimmers , hedge trimmers, leaf blowers and other noisy petrol powered machines throughout the remainder of the working day manicuring the site. And if the noise from the wardens wasn’t enough, the local airfield were having helicopter pleasure flights over the bank holiday weekend. Isn’t it time to use something quieter to pull the little rubbish trailer about such as a golf cart? Or reduce the number of bins so folk carry their own rubbish to the main skips? Works on other sites. Didn’t use the facilities other than the laundry which was Covid secure. In this time of Covid, we can’t expect to use club site facilities: apart from the tent campers, we are mostly all self contained.
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Could do better!

Totally agree with other recent reviews regarding the lack of toilet / shower facilities. Even at full capacity there isn't enough compared to other club sites. We stayed at Rookesbury prior to staying here and they used a different system which worked perfectly. They issued every pitch with a pink and a blue (numbered with the pitch number)wristband, a limited number of hooks were placed outside the facilities and if they were full you could not enter. Because the bands were specific to your pitch people actually bothered to use them. Here they were only cleaned once a day which is clearly inadequate at the moment especially when so few showers / toilets were open in the first place on such a big site. We mainly used our own facilities but occasionally it would have been good to use the site ones. We also had a issue with another member as they were keeping a bull mastiff in a cage in the awning annex all day from early hours until late evening in the heat while they were off site. In fact we only actually saw it twice outside during the whole week. We raised our concerns about its welfare to the wardens who agreed it should not be left in there. They did speak to the owner but nothing was done and it remained in there for the rest of their stay. As a fellow dog owner we were disappointed with the outcome. We would probably not use this site again if we visit the Isle of Wight.
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Lacking Usual Standards -

Although the site is located very well with easy access to the bike trail and Sandown beach, our experience of the site was disappointing by the usual standards of a club site. We visited in August with the site mostly full during our 2 weeks, with many families using the facilities. We have visited two other sites and have found the covid measures implemented with a band system to work well, but leaving only 3 toilets/showers at a full site of probably about 150 pitches and one washing up sink free made it very difficult. The system just did not work as people got so frustrated with waiting that they often just went into the toilet, ignoring how many people were in. At times we felt crowded in the facilities with people queuing in the bathroom block and even using the hand dryer as a hairdryer. The facilities are also only cleaned once a day so they were often dirty by the time next cleaning and at times no toilet roll as so few toilets used by so many people. We did offer feedback to the reception re-cleaning and general overcrowding but the answer was they were not paid to clean anymore and the club had advised people not to use the facilities, so best not to use them. We have certainly limited our use, but it was not at any time when booking made clear to us or on any of the other club sites we have visited that facilities were not to be used and for families with children it would be quite difficult not to. as suggested in other reviews the site was too full fo the very limited facilities in use and therefore led to overcrowding and unsafe, unclean facilities.

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Ridiculous Limits on Facilities

Large facilities block. Large queues! Once again, people queuing for toilets whilst others took leisurely showers. More cubicles blocked off than necessary. Although some would question why block off any at all. Doesn't make for a relaxing holiday. Drop the restrictions or cap the numbers you're allowing on site - you can't fill a site to capacity then close two thirds of the facilities! I've stayed at sites where you were left to use common sense and make your own judgement of risk - this 'pandemic' has brought out the very worst in authoritarians, wanting to make up petty rules and restrict others.
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Telephone:
01983 865385

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Site information

This Club campsite is now open and is following social distancing and safety requirements as set out by the UK government. Our priority is first and foremost the health and safety of our staff, our members, our guests and the local communities. Therefore, we are asking all those guests entering reception areas and shops to wear a face covering, so please remember to bring your own with you.

Only pay 5% VAT. A 12.5% reduction on all published prices will be applied to your booking when you arrive and pay for your stay on site.