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Southland Camping Park

Sandown, Isle of Wight

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

Southland Caravan Club Site offers flat, level, well drained meadowland pitches. Trees and shrubs punctuate the site layout, giving a peaceful feeling of privacy. The caravan park is located for convenient access to all parts of the island, and within easy reach of some of the island's finest beaches.

Open from:
18th March to 31st October

Allow rallies, Disabled access, Family park, Pets allowed, Children's play area(s), Chemical disposal point, Electric hook-ups, Laundry, LPG stockist, Sanitary block(s), Shop, Washing up facilities, Wireless internet

Freezer Block Service
Family Bathroom - small charge
Information room
Dog walking area

130 Motorhome pitches, 6 Serviced pitches (touring), 15 Tent pitches, 130 Touring pitches

Nearby attractions:
Beach, Boat launch, Cycle hire, Fishing, Golf, Horse riding holidays, Sailing, Swimming (Indoor), Internet Access, Gym access

Ventnor Botanic Garden
Dinosaur Isle
Isle of Wight Zoo
Amazon World

Lovely walks in local countryside.

Southland Camping Park

Isle of Wight, South East England
United Kingdom
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Overall rating

5.0 stars

Based on 4 review(s)


5.0 stars

we stayed at southlands several times over the years and have always found it to be very good we have also stayed there when it had just been taken over by the caravan club and found it to be even better and i will be going again noly gripe is about the high cost of the ferries otherwise a great place for holidaying havent put dates down as i am no good at remebering them reguards b mayfield


5.0 stars

We stayed at Southlands for 7 nights from 24th to 31st Agust 2008.

We found Southlands to be an extremely well run, family oriented site which deserves their numerous awards. I guess that consistency is the clever bit.

Southlands is quite a large, conveniently situated, level, attractively landscaped site divided into different areas with lelandi hedging. The main track ways are graveled, and the ground well drained. So, it is ideal for people in tents and keeps mud to a minimum.

We stayed over the Bank Holiday weekend when the site was full and the single large modern toilet block (complete with family room; disabled facility; bath (£1); privacy cubicles; baby bathing facility) was extremely well maintained and coped perfectly with the number of people. Opposite the toilet block is a similarly well equipped washing up and laundry facility.

The Isle of Wight is a very nice place to visit with vast amounts of things to see and do. We were there during the annual Steam Rally and the annual Scooter Rally. The steam rally was one of the best I’ve seen. Then, it was like the clock had been put back to 1968 on Sunday night in Ryde with 100’s of vintage Vespas and Lambrettas and a (free) Small Faces tribute band on the seafront. All good natured, perhaps because most of the Mods now have bus passes! (Like me!)

A note on the ferries. Don’t worry if you are a little early or late for your booked crossing. The service runs every half hour, as long as you have got a ticket, they will put you on the next available crossing.

A few personal recommendations:
Warren Farm, Alum Bay (One of the best farmhouse cream teas)
Marharajah, High Street Shanklin: (Good, reasonably priced Indian restaurant.)
Pearly Boise: High Street, Shanklin: Ice Cream Parlour (all home made ice cream): Winter Gardens, Ventnor (Views, performances, and good value restaurant)
Buddle Inn, Niton Undercliff (Food, real ale, music in ‘Smugglers Barn’)
Bonchurch Inn, Bonchurch (Superb, medium priced Italian restaurant.)

Things I thing you will like about the I.O.W:
Low levels of traffic. (Congestion free, except Newport at 5 0’clock!)
Numerous significant festivals/rallies all year round
Numerous of visitor attractions
Numerous beaches and un-spoilt bays
Vast network of well signposted footpaths/bridlepaths/byways/cycleways.
Good value family oriented eats & drinks places everywhere.

Just pick up a (free) copy of “Wight Life”; “I.O.W Pocket Guide”; “Pub Walks Pocket Guide”, and “Holiday Guide” and you will have absolutely everything listed and described.

Things I thing you will not like about the I.O.W:
Peak season ferry fares. But check if the campsite can offer you an “inclusive fare”: Anywhere with a coach park. e.g. (With apologies to) Smithy’s Forge, Needles Park.
Southland Camping Park, Sandwon, Isle of Wight


5.0 stars

this is without a doubt one of the best parks we have stayed at. very well looked after and with all the facilitys you will need to have a great stay. peace and quiet with lovely suroundings . the welcome you get make it a real family feel, the owners have made this a wonderfull place and a credit to them both.will be back again.


5.0 stars

Excellent location in the country with easy access to the whole island. The site is very well organised and the amenities are first class. As a disabled person I was impressed with the disabled shower facilites and getting around on my scooter was easy. The dog walking facilities were excellent with bins available solely for the disposal of dog mess. We will definately be going there again


An excellent site for those looking for a quiet base from which to explore the Island. Friendly owners and staff, lovely pitches and super facilities. We are now booked for our third visit. Good dog-walking facilities for those wishing to take the family pet. Highly recommended.