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Andark Lake

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Andark Lake: The grass pitch

General

  • Peaceful site near the River Hamble: two pubs within walking distance
  • Six miles from Southampton and 12 from Portsmouth's ferry terminal
  • Set in scuba diving and open-water swimming lake grounds

Get set to get wet… with the Solent coast a couple of miles away, the Hamble river down the road and of course the lake on site, it’s safe to say that life pretty much revolves around the water at Andark Lake, a small and quiet grassy site six miles from the centre of Southampton.

The main focal point here is the purpose-built scuba diving training lake, where wetsuit-clad types can sign up for training courses and recreational dives, hire kit and fill air tanks. Open-water swims can be had for an extra charge at the weekends, when staff are on site and the place isn't in use by divers. Outside of swim time, there’s more water-based activity (sailing, paddleboarding, kitesurfing and windsurfing) along the riverside or at Swanwick Marina.

Should all this aquatic activity have worked up a bit of a hunger, trot over to the site café for snacks and light lunches, plus hot and cold drinks throughout the day. For your evening meals, three pubs are within walking distance, or you can pick up supermarket supplies two miles away for a sunset sausage sizzle.

Other amenities on site include a drinking water tap and a toilet block with male and female changing rooms, lockers and showers, all open 24/7. A coldwater sink is available in the pitching field where guests can wash pots and pans, and an accessible toilet is available on request.

Please note

Under 18s must be accompanied by their parents or legal guardians.

Your dog must be tattooed or microchipped.

No hen/stag parties permitted via Pitchup.com.

Lake open-water swimming is not included in the rate and is charged at £7 per person for a day ticket . Swimming is only available Wednesday to Sunday.

No swimming while divers are in the lake. The lake must not be used after hours or when no staff are on site, as it's a deep diving training lake and can be dangerous.

Dogs are not allowed in the lake at any time.


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8.9

Overall rating based on 236 reviews

 

92% would recommend this site to a friend.

91% would stay here again.

  77% described as Peaceful ?

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Perfect for weekend away, lake is perfect for a leisurely swim15/06/2021

Reviewer's country: United KingdomAnonymousMobile phone iconConfirmed

  • Electric hardstanding motorhome pitch
  • Recommend to friends   Visit again
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    Lake swimming relaxed atmosphere clean facility’s

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Anonymous user

Easy to park on pitch, quiet site, swimming and diving …14/06/2021

Reviewer's country: United KingdomAnonymousConfirmed

  • Non-electric grass motorhome pitch
  • Recommend to friends   Visit again
  • Liked: 

    Easy to park on pitch, quiet site, swimming and diving facilities available, nice breakfast, friendly and helpful service.

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Facilities, surroundings, being near to the river, the option of …14/06/2021

Reviewer's country: United KingdomSimon D.Mobile phone iconConfirmed

  • Non-electric grass tent or trailer tent pitch
  • Recommend to friends   Visit again
  • Liked: 

    Facilities, surroundings, being near to the river, the option of accessing onsite lake, friendly staff, would reccomend to others, would stay there again.

    Disliked: 

    The noise of the M27 is inescapable but can be zoned out.

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Great location and quiet site.14/06/2021

Reviewer's country: United KingdomLawrence C.Mobile phone iconConfirmed

  • Non-electric grass tent or trailer tent pitch
  • Recommend to friends   Visit again
  • Liked: 

    Great location and quiet site.

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A very good weekend with great friends.13/06/2021

Reviewer's country: United KingdomMaria C.Confirmed

  • Non-electric grass tent or trailer tent pitch
  • Recommend to friends   Visit again
  • Liked: 

    We had really nice weather and the kids loved running around playing. It's not far from the River Hample and Swanwick nature reserve.
    The toilets and shower facilities are clean and look quite new, the staff is very friendly and helpful.

    Disliked: 

    It is a bit of walk to the facilities but not to far, we got used to it in the end.

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The position over looking the lake. Very cleanly presented and …13/06/2021

Reviewer's country: United KingdomAnonymousMobile phone iconConfirmed

  • Electric hardstanding motorhome pitch
  • Recommend to friends   Visit again
  • Liked: 

    The position over looking the lake. Very cleanly presented and great facilities. Friendly helpful staff. Level pitches.

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Interesting place to stay. Cant believe how many swimmers turned …11/06/2021

Reviewer's country: United KingdomMark B.Confirmed

  • Electric hardstanding motorhome pitch
  • Recommend to friends   Visit again
  • Liked: 

    Interesting place to stay. Cant believe how many swimmers turned up!
    Near food and grocery stores.
    Would certainly stay there again.
    Reasonable prices too.

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All good site10/06/2021

Reviewer's country: United KingdomAnonymousMobile phone iconConfirmed

  • Electric hardstanding motorhome pitch
  • Recommend to friends   Visit again
  • Liked: 

    Lovely friendly staff and lovely site

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The area, walks, pub at the end of the road, …08/06/2021

Reviewer's country: United Kingdomlouise h.Mobile phone iconConfirmed

  • Non-electric grass motorhome pitch
  • Recommend to friends   Visit again
  • Liked: 

    The area, walks, pub at the end of the road, lake, peace and quiet

    Disliked: 

    The septic tank

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A little hidden gem!06/06/2021

Reviewer's country: United KingdomAnonymousMobile phone iconConfirmed

  • Electric hardstanding motorhome pitch
  • Recommend to friends   Visit again
  • Liked: 

    Quiet, beautiful hidden site, lovely clean facilities. Helpful staff.

    Disliked: 

    WiFi not strong, but good to get away from it all

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Features

Leisure on site

Bar or club house

Cycle hire

Evening entertainment

Fishing

Fitness centre

Games room

Indoor swimming pool

Kids' club

On-site restaurant/cafe

Outdoor swimming pool

Play area

TV room

Take away

Tennis

Watersports

Amenities on site

Bath available

Car parking by pitch/unit

Composting toilet

Disabled facilities

Dog park

Drying room

Food shop

Free wifi

Ice pack freezing

Internet access

Launderette

Parent & baby washroom

Pick-up from public transport

Portaloo

Pub toilets

Public telephone

Shower available

Toilet block

Washing-up area

Wifi

Groups welcome

Family friendly

Motorcycle friendly

Single-sex groups welcome

Student groups welcome

Rules

Barbecue provided

Barbecues allowed

Campfires allowed

Commercial vehicles allowed

Dogs allowed

Dogs allowed all year

Themes

Lake and/or mountain

Peaceful

Spectacular scenery

Walkers' paradise

Wild camping

Utilities

Charging facilities

Chemical disposal

Communal fridge

Electric car charging point(s)

Gas cylinders available

No drinkable water point

No hot water

No running water

Recycling available

Renewable energy

Nearby amenities

Bar nearby

Dog walk nearby

Public transport nearby

Shop nearby

Type

Small (11-25 pitches)

Nearby leisure

Canoeing/kayaking nearby

Cycling nearby

Outdoor pool nearby

Restaurant nearby

Sailing nearby

Watersports nearby

Location

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  • Oslands Lane, Lower Swanwick, Southampton, Hampshire, England, SO31 7EG
  • Timezone Europe/London BST (GMT+01:00)   GPS 50.8801°N 1.2910°W

Nearest transport

Coach stations
Southampton: Town Quay Coach Stop — 5.0 miles
Southampton: Cruise Terminal Coach Stop — 5.1 miles
Fareham Bus Station — 5.2 miles
Train stations
Bursledon Rail Station — 0.7 miles
Swanwick Rail Station — 1.1 miles
Hamble Rail Station — 1.8 miles
Ferry ports
Hamble-le-Rice Ferry Landing — 1.8 miles
Warsash Ferry Landing — 1.9 miles
Hythe (Hants) Ferry Terminal — 4.8 miles
Airports
Southampton Airport — 5.7 miles
Bournemouth International Airport — 24.7 miles

Directions


Please note: All distances on this page are calculated "as the crow flies" - please check actual distance depending on your mode of travel using the Get directions button above.

Local attractions

Wetsuits at the ready – if you’re into your watersports you’ll have plenty to pick from around here. Swanwick Marina is 10 minutes’ walk away for sailing training, and there’s paddleboarding, windsurfing and kayaking on the Hamble 15 minutes’ drive away. Kitesurf kit hire and lessons are 40 minutes away on the other side of the river.

Take a break from the big blue for a wander around Holly Hill Woodland Park, five minutes away by car, or a sea-view stroll through Portsmouth Historic Dockyard, 20 minutes away. SeaCity Museum, Solent Sky Museum and the Tudor House and Garden in Southampton are worth a visit too, and there are shops, restaurants and a cinema at the city’s West Quay.

Cross the River Hamble to hit the New Forest National Park, 25 minutes’ drive away, for a walk, bike ride or horse ride or a trip to meet the furry and feathered residents of the New Forest Wildlife Park. It’s also worth trundling along to the classic car collection at Beaulieu’s National Motor Museum (35 minutes away).

Must see

  • Southampton Maritime Museum (5.1 miles)
  • Beaulieu National Motor Museum (8.1 miles)
  • Portchester Castle (8.3 miles)

National Trust

  • Newtown Old Town Hall (12.5 miles)
  • Winchester City Mill (12.5 miles)

Cycle routes

Find local routes on the National Cycle Network - over 12,000 miles of cycling routes.

Please note: All distances on this page are calculated "as the crow flies" - please check actual distance depending on your mode of travel.

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Permitted arrival/departure time

Camping and touring
Arrive:  2 p.m. –  5:30 p.m.
Depart by:  12 p.m.

Guests may stay until 3pm on Sundays.

Andark Lake cancellation policy

Balance refunds: no penalties

Modifications are subject to a £5.00 fee.

Bookings cannot be amended within 2 day(s) of arrival.

No refunds/discounts for inclement weather, late arrivals or early departures.

If you need to cancel or amend your booking, please give as much notice as possible so that someone else has the chance to book. You may wish to buy holiday insurance for cancellations and for your property/injury whilst away.

Please note that your deposit is paid to Pitchup.com and is non-refundable.

Payment

Deposit transferable during COVID-19.

The remainder is payable on arrival.

Deposit transferable during COVID-19.

Payment methods accepted on the park

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Terms and conditions

Site booking terms and conditions

  • How much is payable upfront? A 15% transferable deposit is payable when you book, with the balance payable on arrival. Read more
  • Does Andark Lake have a swimming pool? No View all features
  • Is Andark Lake dog friendly? Yes View all features
  • What attractions are near Andark Lake? Wetsuits at the ready – if you’re into your watersports you’ll have plenty to pick from around here. Swanwick Marina is 10 minutes’ walk away for sailing training, and there’s paddleboarding, windsurfing … Read more
  • When can I check in and check out of Andark Lake?
    Camping and touring
    Arrive:  2 p.m. –  5:30 p.m.
    Depart by:  12 p.m.

    Guests may stay until 3pm on Sundays.

    Read more
  • How much does it cost to stay at Andark Lake? From £20 (for 1 night, 3 people) - prices may change depending on your dates and party. Check prices and availability

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Terms and conditions

Please read the park terms and conditions below and the Pitchup.com terms and conditions.

Admission
Under 18s must be accompanied by their parents or legal guardians.

Arrivals and departures
Late arrivals must notify the park as soon as possible. Your booking will be held for 24 hours. After this period the management reserves the right to relet your unit.
No refunds/discounts for inclement weather, late arrivals or early departures.
The site will send you further check-in information 1 day(s) before your arrival.

Changes to your holiday
Bookings cannot be amended within 2 day(s) of arrival.
Modifications are subject to a £5.00 fee.

Dogs
Dogs are prohibited from main facilities and amenities.
Dogs must be kept on leads and supervised at all times.
Guide dogs are allowed on site free of charge.
Your dog must be tattooed or microchipped.

Extras
Motorbike(s) can be brought instead of the car(s) included.

General
Quiet hours must be respected between 8 p.m. and 8 a.m..
Radio, music and TV players must be kept at a low volume. Car doors and boots must be closed quietly.
The management reserves the right to deny access or terminate the stay of those guests whose behaviour is deemed unsuitable. No refunds will be offered.

Occupancy
No hen/stag parties permitted via Pitchup.com.

Safety
Barbecues are permitted but must be raised off the ground and attended by an adult at all times.
Firearms are not permitted.
Open fires are prohibited.

Vehicles
No vehicle movement between 11:30 p.m. and 6 a.m..

Additional terms

Lake open-water swimming is not included in the rate and is charged at £7 per person for a day ticket. Swimming is only available Wednesday to Sunday.

No swimming while divers are in the lake. The lake must not be used after hours or when no staff are on site, as it's a deep diving training lake and can be dangerous.

Dogs are not allowed in the lake at any time.

The toilets and changing rooms are open 24/7 when there are campers are onsite. An additional outside unisex toilet is always open, and an additional disabled loo will made available on arrival for any disabled guests.

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