Southland Caravan Club Site (REF : SLD)

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

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Ideal for ...

  • Cycling
  • Dogs
  • Families
  • Motorhomes
  • Walking

Why stay here ...

Four nights and ferry package from £139 - click here to find out more.

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

Supermarket notes:

The closest is Morrisons approximately 2 miles from the site.

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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
Plan a route to this site
OS field ref:
SZ556847
OS map ref:
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Handbook map ref:
J2

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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Ferry and stay for us

Briefly to say that as we stay mostly on Club sites, we chose this package as it ticked all our boxes. We caravan and get out and about every day. There is a lot to see on the Island and even having visited every year for eight years (not always caravan) we have yet to exhaust its delights. Check out some of the exceptional small restaurants - some of the pubs are very 'samie'.

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Blackpool Illuminations

Very helpful warden on arrival. Did everything possible to accommodate our stay longer than 3 nights. Apologised for only having 3 nights available, which we were thankful for on the first night. We had set up our awning and went out to a local pub to eat- had a lovely meal and went back to the site. It was dark when we arrived but there was good lighting on the site - that us until we got near the vans - horrendously and unbelievably an eyesore for CCC to allow tacky bright lights around caravans and awnings.... plus some had poles up height with flickering LED coloured lights. Pictures on request for the ugly site we had directly facing us. It was no use complaining as it was obvious these Blackpool illuminations were allowed. Spoilt my first outing as a new member.
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Location disappointing

As others have said, this is a lovely site with good sized pitches. The grass pitches in particular were in short hedged rows giving plenty of shelter. The facilities were good with plentiful showers kept spotlessly clean. The staff were pleasant and helpful and did a good job maintaining the site. But, the location is not I believe suitable for motorhomes, unless they want to drive off the site every day, which is what many did having no alternative. We had hoped to use our bikes and the local buses, but neither were satisfactory. The bus stop outside the site had one bus per day at 9.30am. To access the other bus stop with an hourly service it was necessary to walk about 15 to 20 minutes along a narrow lane with no pavement or grass verge on either side and plenty of fast moving traffic. Cycling was worse. The Red Squirrel trail is about a mile from the site entrance, but to return to the site from the trail there is a 16% (according to the sign) gradient that would test the fittest professional cyclist. My powerful electric bike failed to make the climb on a narrow bendy lane with the cars close behind. For the site information to say the site is good for cycling without mentioning this gradient is disingenuous by the club. To walk off the site the problems are the same as getting to the bus stop. We did manage to get to the Pointers pub in the village where the food was excellent, perhaps the highlight of our stay. So, we cut short our stay and changed our ferry crossing to return early having been disappointed with the information supplied by the club.

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Ferry & Stay Deal

This is a pleasant and peaceful site run by friendly wardens. The site is nicely laid out with neatly maintained tall hedges offering privacy if needed. The island is generally well served by buses however see comments on location of stops below. There were at least 13 grass pitches taken out for re-seeding when we arrived severely limiting where we could pitch. We believe this is due to ground sheets being left down too long and completely killing the grass. The washroom facility is large although this is a big site and when full would mean queuing. The site leaflet says the bus stops outside, yes it does but that particular bus only runs once per day. To access the regular service you have to walk to Amazon World Zoo - 15 minute walk - along country lanes with no footpaths so you do need to be aware of traffic from both directions particularly during busy periods. Both pubs mentioned are along the same or similar lanes so you do need to be careful walking. The majority of people drove their vehicles out for the day which we assume is due to a lack of footpaths. We have never before seen so many motorhomes leaving site on a daily basis. We were considering taking our bikes but glad we didn't as the roads are pretty busy as one or two previous reviewers have commented on.

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Really lovely site

What a really lovely site. The wardens were very friendly and really helpful. The little ones had a great time playing in both the play ground and around the site in general. And if given the chance we too could have sat down and enjoyed the surroundings, that were extremely well kept and clean and tidy.
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Telephone:
01983 865385

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Please Note: Due to roadworks on the Isle of Wight at St Mary's roundabout in Newport from 30 September to Monday 4 November there may be delays if you're heading to Yarmouth port. Forest Road will be one-way only for eastbound drivers heading to Newport. Diversions to Yarmouth will be in place but allow more time for your journey.