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Thorness Bay Holiday Park

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General

  • Family park with plenty of organised activities
  • Indoor pool, bar and evening entertainment
  • Kids' club for children up to 11 years old

A lunchtime drink on the terrace of the Boathouse bar watching the white sails of the yachts zipping across the water, a hop and a skip down the leafy path to the beach for the afternoon, or a fun-filled night of live entertainment in the Showbar... there are many chances for relaxation at Thorness Bay Holiday Park in Cowes.

Whippersnappers will love whooshing down the slide into the indoor pool before trying out a bit of snorkelling and blading, and they may disappear for some time into the various kids’ clubs, which offer funtastic activities for kids up to 11.

The whole family can get stuck into a range of sports on the all-weather court, and during the organised sessions you could chance your arm at archery or even learn to wield a crossbow.

To complement the usual amenities, there’s a shop and laundry room, an outdoor playground for the little ones, amusements, darts and a pool table - and the occasional bingo session thrown in for fun.

This site is a member of Parkdean Resorts group.
Gold David Bellamy Conservation Award

Please note

Single-sex parties of 3 or more people under 25 are not permitted on site.

Entertainment passes are included in the rate.


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Depart: (2 nights)
Party: 2 adults

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7.5

Overall rating based on 31 reviews

 

81% would recommend this site to a friend.

74% would stay here again.

 
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Nice site, clean facilities and a good price. 18/07/2017

Reviewer's country: United Kingdom Janet C. Mobile phone icon Confirmed

  • Electric grass pitch
  • Recommend to friends   Visit again
  • Liked: 

    The staff are friendly and helpful and the views are lovely over Thorness Bay.

    Disliked: 

    Not very quiet at night, people shouting and cars moving around.

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Ok if on a budget 16/07/2017

Reviewer's country: United Kingdom Charlotte N. Confirmed

  • Electric grass pitch
  • Recommend to friends   Visit again
  • Liked: 

    Nice location and walk along the bay.

    Disliked: 

    Facilities were a bit dated. Toilets were just about cleaned once a day but whenever I went the shower trays were dirty (no mops to wash away water), locks on doors were broken, toilets weren't clean.

    We went to the entertainment one night (that was enough!) Drinks in Bar expensive.

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Staff in general were friendly and helpful. Would still use again. 09/07/2017

Reviewer's country: United Kingdom adrian_s4 Mobile phone icon Confirmed

  • Electric grass pitch
  • Recommend to friends   Visit again
  • Liked: 

    The layout and facilities were fantastic. Site staff were great. Our 4 year old loved the 2p machines.

    Disliked: 

    The touring flower block was always very dirty and even though new in a state if disrepair in some parts.

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Excellent value and excellent facilities. 13/06/2017

Reviewer's country: United Kingdom Yvonne M. Confirmed

  • Electric grass pitch
  • Recommend to friends   Visit again
  • Liked: 

    We arrived earlier than the stated midday check-in, basically because of the ferry times. But there wasn't any problem with this. The check-in procedure was smooth, and they were very friendly and helpful.
    Our pitch was in a great location and everyone on the campsite was helpful.
    I loved the facilities! They had a great washing up area with four sinks and draining boards. All were kept clean and there was plenty of hot water.
    The shower and toilet block was also warm, very clean and well organised.... There were even screens separating each wash basin to give you extra privacy whilst cleaning your teeth or putting your make up on etc.
    We loved every part of our stay and will definitely return to this campsite again in the future. The overall feeling on the site was very relaxed.
    We didn't bother with the wifi as we had data. There was wifi available as it kept coming up on my iPad and phone, but I didn't bother to register to use it so can't comment on its performance.

    Disliked: 

    Absolutely nothing! 👍🏻

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Clean well run site 13/06/2017

Reviewer's country: United Kingdom Amanda H. Mobile phone icon Confirmed

  • Electric grass pitch
  • Recommend to friends   Visit again
  • Liked: 

    Remoteness

    Disliked: 

    Nothing

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Absolutely stunning area. 12/06/2017

Reviewer's country: United Kingdom Duncan W. Mobile phone icon Confirmed

  • Electric grass pitch
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  • Liked: 

    Absolutely fantastic
    Thank you

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Very nice place to stay! Clean facilities, friendly staff 04/06/2017

Reviewer's country: United Kingdom karla_f Confirmed

  • Electric grass pitch
  • Recommend to friends   Visit again
  • Liked: 

    Lovely place with great views. All staff were friendly and helpful. Food was lovely, ate there both nights! Chip shop on site too but not open every day.
    There was loads for kids to do inside and outside.
    Toilets and shower blocks where clean, no spiders.

    Disliked: 

    The crazy golf course was gone and also the very large deck chair, which we are looking forward to

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Very poor in the hygiene 26/09/2016

Reviewer's country: United Kingdom emily_b169136 Confirmed

  • Electric grass pitch
  • Recommend to friends   Visit again
  • Liked: 

    The evening entertainment was very good

    Disliked: 

    The cleanliness of the toilets and shower rooms was absolutely disgusting blood on the toilet seats, used sanitary towels in the open bin, poo on the toilets seats, showers and flooring and sinks were disgusting. I rang the reception and was ensure that this would get sorted straight away nothing was done until the following afternoon after ringing again to the reception but the same issues. The cleaner only emptied the bin and clean one of the toilets didn't mop the floor or showers or anything. Not ideal for young children I would not be staying again!

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Great site with amazing view 14/09/2016

hannah_n Confirmed

  • Recommend to friends   Visit again
  • Liked: 

    Swimming pool on site and open earlier for adults only
    Although I was travelling with children it was great to still be able to do some morning exercise.
    Short walk to the beach which was ideal for just a stroll or a quick dip!
    Easy to find and aldi wasn't too far away which was a bonus!
    The passes were included in our rate and we had no unexpected extras.
    Staff were very pleasant on arrival and in the swimming pool.

    Disliked: 

    The kitchen being out of use and full menu not available to us
    The ceiling in the bar has sprung a leak during a rain storm and we had to move tables 3 times to prevent us from getting wet
    Toilet facilities had sopping wet floors and toilet roll was missing in the majority of the cubicles
    Staff morale was quite obviously down and complaints to each other about other members of staff was not professional - this was a regular occurrence.

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Nice site pitches are not to bad grass with slope but soft after rain 14/09/2016

Reviewer's country: United Kingdom Jim A. Mobile phone icon Confirmed

  • Electric grass pitch
  • Recommend to friends   Visit again
  • Liked: 

    Clean service blacks pool and restaurant and bar

    Disliked: 

    Semi permanent residents whole drive on site too fast. Rip off amusement arcade

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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

Take away

Tennis

TV room

Watersports

Amenities on site

Bath available

Disabled facilities

Drying room

Food shop

Free wifi

Ice pack freezing

Internet access

Launderette

Parent & baby washroom

Pick-up from public transport

Public telephone

Shower available

Toilet block

Washing-up area

Wifi

Utilities

Charging facilities

Chemical disposal

Gas cylinders available

Recycling available

Renewable energy

Touring and motorhomes

Hard standings

Seasonal pitches

Water hook-up points for tourers

Rules

Barbecues allowed

Campfires allowed

Commercial vehicles allowed

Dogs allowed

Dogs allowed all year

Themes

Spectacular scenery

Walkers' paradise

Groups welcome

Family friendly

Motorcycle friendly

Rallies welcome

Single-sex groups welcome

Student groups welcome

Nearby amenities

Bar nearby

Public transport nearby

Type

Large (51-200 pitches)

Location

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  • Thorness Lane, Thorness Cowes, Isle Of Wight, England, PO31 8NJ
  • Timezone Europe/London BST (GMT+01:00)   GPS 50.7348°N 1.3609°W

Nearest transport

Coach stations
Lymington (Hants): Stanford Hill Coach Stop — 8.4 miles
Everton (Hants): Bus Shelter — 9.9 miles
Milford on Sea Coach Stop — 10.1 miles
Train stations
Lymington Pier Rail Station — 7.6 miles
Lymington Town Rail Station — 7.9 miles
Ryde Pier Head Rail Station — 8.8 miles
Ferry ports
West Cowes Ferry Terminal — 3.4 miles
West Cowes Floating Bridge — 3.4 miles
East Cowes Floating Bridge — 3.5 miles
Airports
Southampton Airport — 14.9 miles
Bournemouth International Airport — 20.9 miles

Directions


To find us from Fishbourne, turn right out of the ferry terminal, following signs for Newport. At the traffic lights approaching the town centre take the right hand lane towards Cowes. At the end of the dual carriageway take the first exit sign posted Yarmouth (A3054). After 1 mile take the first turning to the right and follow the signs to Thorness Bay.

To find us from Yarmouth, take the A3054 towards Newport. After Shalfleet, turn left at the garage and follow the road through the villages of Newtown and Porchfield. After 2 miles turn left towards the entrance to the park.

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

Visitors will find lots of yachts and powerboats to drool over in Cowes harbour, and the town is also home to Osborne House, the country retreat of Queen Victoria and her brood. It’s well worth a nose around this magnificent house and its lovely gardens, and the Victorian afternoon teas aren’t half bad either...

Since the Isle of Wight is such a bijou island, it doesn’t take long to reach other top attractions such as Carisbrooke Castle, the posh pile where King Charles I was imprisoned, and the island’s heritage steam railway, which regularly runs themed events.

For those who fancy a change from the beach at Thorness Bay, the shallow waters at Colwell Bay beach, about 25 minutes away by car, are great for swimming, as well as watersports such as jetskiing and windsurfing.

Must see

  • Carisbrooke Castle (3.9 miles)
  • Osborne House (4.1 miles)
  • Isle of Wight Steam Railway (6.7 miles)

National Trust

  • Newtown Old Town Hall (2.3 miles)
  • Mottistone Manor Garden (6.4 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.

Policies

Permitted arrival/departure time

Camping and touring
Arrive:  12 p.m. –  Anytime
Depart:  10 a.m.

Thorness Bay Holiday Park cancellation policy

No refunds within 4 weeks of arrival date.

29-42 days: 50% of holiday cost
43-55 days: 30% of holiday cost

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

A 15% non-refundable deposit is payable now. Thorness Bay Holiday Park will debit the balance from your card 10 weeks before arrival, or if the arrival date is sooner than 10 weeks then the balance will be taken immediately.

You can also opt to pay the full amount at the time of your booking.

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Gazebos, pup tents are not permitted.

Additional terms

Single-sex parties of 3 or more people under 25 are not permitted on site.

Entertainment passes are included in the rate.

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