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

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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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Southland Caravan Club Site
During mid July we spent a week at the Southland site. We have been a couple of times before so knew what to expect. It is quite a peaceful site except perhaps from a little light aircraft noise from the nearby airfield. The site has predominantly grass pitches but we were lucky enough to get one of the hardstandings. Should there be more hardstandings? We used our own facilities so can't really comment on the toilet block. I was pleased to see that the motorhome service point has an open grill waste water disposal point. The only issue is one of positioning as anyone coming from the hardstanding section has to turn round in order to get the waste point over the drain! We took advantage of the Club deal with Enterprise to hire a car for a few days. All well organised, the hire company pick you up from the site and drop you back on the day of return. Our experience was that whilst it was handy to have our own transport we did find the popular resorts on the Island very busy and in some cases impossible to find a parking place. Inland was easier and we had interesting visits to Carisbrooke Castle and the Miniature Village at Godshill. The car was also useful for shopping. The bus stop is about a half mile away and in some ways using the bus might be easier to get to many of the popular places on the Island!

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This was our 5th visit to this site since 2009. Lovely welcome from the wardens who were always smiling and worked tirelessly during our stay. Unfortunately, during our stay, we were forced to make a complaint about noisy neighbours occupying one of the Experience Freedom safari tents behind our pitch. We don't want to stop people enjoying themselves but, when the noise went on until 1:40am on one occasion, we thought enough was enough. This was obviously a single sex (female) party comprising of about 7 or 8 people. They obviously weren't members as they had no respect for others. We have made a formal complaint and are awaiting a response. This will probably be our last visit to Southland.

IJH

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Reviewed on 21/07/2021 12:44

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Southland Caravan Club Site
It was easy to book this site include the ferry crossing using the club. The two wardens we saw the most, Nic & Debbie were really friendly and helpful and worked very hard with their colleagues to keep the site looking very tidy and clean. There's plenty to do and see on the IOW - watch out for some poor drivers on the small roads though. Do follow the directions on the club site rather than a satnav as the most direct routes will likely see you get stuck. Our pitch was very level, well maintained and a good size. We did however feel very close to the people opposite - there was just enough room to drive a car through the gap between us (N.b this seemed to only be the case in the particular part of the site we pitched in). The site drained very well after torrential rain and was generally peaceful. There were plenty of water/waste points which were very regularly cleaned. The Covid measures were very simple and easy to understand - it was just a pity that a minority of people during our 2 week stay didn't seem willing/capable of following the rules and thinking of others.

Joff and Gill

Reviewed on 19/07/2021 14:45

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2nd visit this year as the Isle of Wight is gorgeous and wanted to explore it more. Nick and Debbie really friendly and do a wonderful job keeping the site clean and tidy. Well located.

Bella 1213

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Reviewed on 18/07/2021 21:11

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Have just returned from another stay at Southlands. This is our eleventh year and again we were so impressed by the hardworking and friendly wardens. We always recommend Southlands to our caravanning friends , from the beautifully kept gardens and trees to the spotless showers and toilets. The site is a gem. Look forward to seeing you again soon. Michael, Jill and Webley Dog.

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Reviewed on 15/07/2021 15:33

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Site contact details

Telephone:
01983 865385

Site information

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

Remember, you only pay 5% VAT until 30 September 2021, then 12.5% VAT from 1 October 2021 to 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.