Whitecliff Bay Holiday Park7.6
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- Family-friendly park with indoor and outdoor pools and a Jacuzzi
- Soft play room, advenuture playground and lots of summer activities
- Varied programme of evening entertainment including outdoor cinema
Along with the white cliffs, the kaleidoscopic vista of golden sands, turquoise seas and forest green hills at this family-friendly site will leave you tickled pink.
At Whitecliff Bay Holiday Park there’s a roomy outdoor swimming pool, as well as an indoor version with Jacuzzi, toddler pool and water flume. Diminutive campers can have fun exploring the soft play room, adventure playgrounds, mini golf and diverse activities laid on in summertime (metal detecting on the beach, exploding volcano experiments, flying remote-controlled helicopters...)
The evenings ring in some good quality family fun too. No jazz hands here: the cabaret includes top artists from the West End belting out rock anthems and the like; and in the summer months, there are atmospheric outdoor film screenings on the lawns looking out over the bay.
Another nice touch is the new 'Magic Lounge About' programme of events in high season: guests can burrow into a beanbag with a beer from the bar, and enjoy talks and demonstrations from local businesses on everything from ice cream to llamas...
One of the attractions of the Isle of Wight is that so much is crammed into a relatively small area, and guests can easily get to all the major sights simply by jumping on a bus outside the park.
Budding zoologists are spoiled for choice: as well as the Owl and Monkey Haven, there are tigers and big cats at the Isle of Wight Zoo, alpacas, penguins and meerkats at the Seaview Wildlife Encounter, and over 200 species on view at the Amazon World Zoo Park.
There’s also a donkey sanctuary at Carisbrooke Castle, where visitors can see where King Charles I was banged up (instead of bawling, he went bowling, and you can still play on the very same green).
Historical types should also check out Osbourne House, the seaside palace where Queen Vicky, Bertie and brood used to come to top up their tans, or take a tour of the mosaics and Roman jewellery on display at Brading Roman Villa.
If the sun is shining, the obvious choice is Sandown beach, for sandpies and swimming, followed by dodgems on the pier, or a visit to the animated dinosaurs at Dinosaur Isle. It’s also worth taking a boat trip to see the iconic chalk stacks and lighthouse at the Needles, or going loco on the Havenstreet Steam Railway.
For oohs, aahs and eeks, Blackgang Chine has loads of exciting and eccentric rides and exhibits crammed into 40 acres of Victorian gardens, and there’s a toboggan run, 3D maze and more rollercoasters at its sister theme park, Robins Hill.
If it’s raining, Dad could be dispatched to Ryde to take the kids ice-skating or bowling, while Mum pays a visit to the jewellery collection at Isle of Wight Pearl (and maybe comes home with a piece made from the contents of an oyster personally plucked from the 'Pick a Pearl' pool...).
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- Dinosaur Isle (2.3 miles)
- Isle of Wight Steam Railway (5.6 miles)
- Royal Marines Museum (7.9 miles)
- Bembridge Windmill (0.7 miles)
- Brighstone Shop and Museum (13.3 miles)
Find local routes on the National Cycle Network - over 12,000 miles of cycling routes.
BRADING MARSHES (CURRENT BOUNDARY FROM 31/03/2006)
- Bembridge - Whitecliff (1.9 miles)
- Bonchurch Hills and Undercliff Walk (6.4 miles)
- Bembridge - Whitecliff (1.9 miles)
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68% would stay here again.
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Leisure on site
Bar or club house
Indoor swimming pool
Outdoor swimming pool
Amenities on site
Car parking by pitch
Ice pack freezing
Parent & baby washroom
Pick-up from public transport
Tents for hire
Gas cylinders available
Touring and motorhomes
Drainage hook-up points for tourers
Electrical hook-up points for tourers
Fully serviced pitches
Tourer storage facilities
Water hook-up points for tourersMax. motorhome length: 10.0 metres
Commercial vehicles allowed
Dogs allowed all year
Cycle hire nearby
Horse riding nearby
Indoor pool nearby
Leisure/theme park nearby
Mountain biking nearby
Outdoor pool nearby
Single-sex groups welcome
Student groups welcome
Public transport nearby
Very large (over 200 pitches)
Tipis, yurts, or wigwams
Ordnance Survey maps (GB and Northern Ireland only) are available at lower levels via the drop-down menu.
- Coach stations
Southsea: Clarence Pier Coach Stop — 7.7 miles
7.7 miles Portsmouth: Southsea Coach Stop — 8.4 miles
8.4 miles Portsmouth: The Hard Interchange — 8.5 miles
- Train stations
Brading Rail Station — 1.9 miles
1.9 miles Sandown Rail Station — 3.1 miles
3.1 miles Smallbrook Junction Rail Station — 3.6 miles
- Ferry ports
Ryde Hoverport — 4.8 miles
4.8 miles Ryde Pier Head Ferry Terminal — 5.3 miles
5.3 miles Fishbourne IOW Ferry Terminal — 6.5 miles
Southampton Airport — 22.3 miles
From Ryde (Isle of Wight)
Take the A3055 towards Sandown. Go through Brading and turn left at the Yarbridge Cross traffic lights heading towards Bembridge. It's a bendy road so take your time. After 2 miles or so you will pass the Propeller Inn on your left, take the next right. We are about 1 minute on your right hand side.
Permitted arrival/departure time
|Camping and touring|
|Arrive:||11 a.m. –||Anytime|
No refunds within 1 week of arrival date.
As soon as you know you need to cancel, call the Holidays Hotline using the number in your confirmation email and confirm the cancellation in writing. The letter must be signed (where possible) by the person who made the booking. Cancellation charges are calculated as follows from the date your written instructions are received:
43-55 days 30% of holiday cost*
29-42 days 50% of holiday cost*
8-28 days 90% of holiday cost*
* and Ferry and Cancellation Plan Premiums
If you have not arrived by 9am on the morning after your break was due to commence or contacted the Park concerned to confirm when you will arrive, we will assume that the break is cancelled and the total holiday cost including the cancellation plan and insurance premiums will be forfeited.
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 of balance
A 15% non-refundable deposit is payable now. Whitecliff Bay Holiday Park will debit the balance from your card 8 weeks before arrival, or if the arrival date is sooner than 8 weeks before arrival then the balance will be taken immediately.
Payment methods accepted on the parkMaestro
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