Thorness Bay Holiday Park

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Park Setting (added by manager 13 Mar 2023)
Plenty of space to burn off energy (added by manager 26 jul 2022)
Swimming pool (added by manager 13 mar 2023)
Park setting (added by manager 13 mar 2023)

  • Isle of Wight 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 ways to relax 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 rollerblading, 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.

Site type

Tent pitches 124
Touring caravan pitches 124
Motorhome pitches 124
Open now

Tourist board rating

Please note
  • The site does not accept breeds/crossbreeds listed in the Dangerous Dogs Act (i.e. Pit Bull Terrier, Japanese Tosa, Dogo Argentino, and Fila Brasileiro).
  • Commercial vehicles (vehicles used for work-related purposes, carrying goods or fare-paying passengers) and sign-written vehicles are not permitted on site.
  • Single-sex parties of three or more people under 25 are not permitted on site. Swimming pool access is included: please show your Entertainment pass. Entertainment passes are included in the rate.

Languages spoken

English

Open from Fri, 22 Mar to

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Pitch types & availability

Reviews

58%

would recommend this site to a friend

55%

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Only showing reviews for the last 30 months.

Lovely park. Lots to do for the kids. Clean facilities…

Overall 10/10
Location 10
Value for money 8
Accommodation 10
Facilities / Activities 10
Customer service 10
Child friendliness 10
Cleanliness 10
Wifi 10
Anonymous The reviewer booked through Pitchup.com

Electric grass pitch

Liked: Lovely park. Lots to do for the kids. Clean facilities

Disliked: food in the restaurant is a bit pricey

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I’d come again but showers/toilets need to be cleaned more frequently

Overall 6/10
Location 8
Value for money 8
Accommodation 6
Facilities / Activities 8
Customer service 8
Child friendliness 10
Cleanliness 4
Wifi 6
Anonymous The reviewer booked through Pitchup.com

Electric grass pitch

Liked: The entertainment options and the shop was very well stocked. Staff very friendly

Disliked: The toilets and shower facilities weren’t as clean as I expected and the floors were dirty. There was no plug in the bath so struggled to bath the baby we travelled with

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Lovely site but lack of cleaner let it down slightly.

Overall 8/10
Location 10
Value for money 10
Accommodation No rating
Facilities / Activities 4
Customer service 10
Child friendliness No rating
Cleanliness 2
Wifi No rating
Charlene C. The reviewer booked through Pitchup.com

Cedar electric grass motorhome pitch

Liked: Quiet site, spacious pitch, polite check in staff.

Disliked: Showers and toilets were not cleaned whilst we were there. We stayed two nights and no sign of a cleaner, floors in the showers and toilets were dirty.

Recommend to friends Visit again

Wold stay again just in a lodge

Overall 10/10
Location 10
Value for money 4
Accommodation 4
Facilities / Activities 4
Customer service 10
Child friendliness 10
Cleanliness 4
Wifi 2
Anonymous The reviewer booked through Pitchup.com

Electric grass pitch

Liked: Love the staff so kind happy to help in what ever way possible we had a broken tent wen we arrived and the staff help us look for one that night to go pick up the fish and chip shop was amazing and the onsite shop was well organised and had plenty to choose from

Disliked: The campaign pitch we was on was a joke there was massive cracks in the floor it was uncomfortable to sleep as you was on a side of the hill and the washing up area was ever missing taps no hot water or kids go in there with slime and cuck it around the place

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A great site with good facilities.

Overall 8/10
Location 8
Value for money 6
Accommodation 6
Facilities / Activities 8
Customer service 6
Child friendliness No rating
Cleanliness 4
Wifi 4
Anonymous The reviewer booked through Pitchup.com

Electric grass pitch

Liked: Location, site plan, accessibility and facilities.

Disliked: Cleanliness of showers and toilets. The nearby beach was littered in dog mess. Litter management was an issue that could be easily addressed.

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Great weekend with friends but disappointed with Thorness bay

Overall 6/10
Location 6
Value for money 4
Accommodation 2
Facilities / Activities 4
Customer service 2
Child friendliness No rating
Cleanliness 4
Wifi 2
Christopher A. The reviewer booked through Pitchup.com

Electric hardstanding touring pitch

Liked: The weather

Disliked: The fact that my booking said hardstanding but was on grass and on a slope

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Excellent site with great facilities and everything you might need.

Overall 8/10
Location 8
Value for money 10
Accommodation 6
Facilities / Activities 10
Customer service 6
Child friendliness 8
Cleanliness 10
Wifi 6
Mia A. The reviewer booked through Pitchup.com

Electric grass pitch

Liked: Ease of facilities on site. Cleanliness of facilities on site.

Disliked: Very uneven ground and difficulties checking in.

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Excellent site, facilities clean and tidy

Overall 10/10
Location 10
Value for money 10
Accommodation 10
Facilities / Activities 10
Customer service 10
Child friendliness 10
Cleanliness 10
Wifi No rating
Kevin H. The reviewer booked through Pitchup.com

Electric grass pitch

Liked: How friendly the site is,, have stayed several times

Disliked: A few bulbs were blown , so at night we needed a torch to go to shower block..not the end of the world.

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Great value for money but showers need moving into Modern times .

Overall 6/10
Location 10
Value for money 10
Accommodation 10
Facilities / Activities 6
Customer service 6
Child friendliness 10
Cleanliness 10
Wifi 2
Anonymous The reviewer booked through Pitchup.com

Elm electric grass touring pitch

Liked: The park is lovely. Camping area is peaceful close to clean toilet block. Welcoming security team. Average review based on dated showers, and lack of maintenance

Disliked: Reception not open. Showers that only stay on for 5 seconds. You have to keep pressing the button. Hairdryers still broken from last year. Hooks missing in showers . No temperature options. No signage to Elm. Signs on pitches faded And small

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Very nice site with its own beach. The pitches are a good…

Overall 10/10
Location 10
Value for money 10
Accommodation 10
Facilities / Activities 10
Customer service 10
Child friendliness 10
Cleanliness 10
Wifi 10
Anonymous The reviewer booked through Pitchup.com

Electric hardstanding touring pitch

Liked: Very nice site with its own beach. The pitches are a good size with lovely views. All facilities are clean and the staff are friendly.

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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 Dog park Drying room Food shop Free wifi Ice pack freezing Internet access Launderette Parent & baby washroom Pick-up from public transport Portable toilet Pub toilets Public telephone Shower available Toilet block Washing-up area Wifi

Groups welcome

Family friendly Motorcycle friendly Rallies welcome Single-sex groups welcome Student groups welcome

Rules

Barbecue provided Barbecues allowed Campfires allowed Commercial vehicles allowed Dogs allowed Dogs allowed all year

Themes

Spectacular scenery Walkers' paradise

Utilities

Charging facilities Chemical disposal Electric car charging point(s) Gas cylinders available Recycling available Renewable energy

Nearby amenities

Bar nearby Dog walk nearby Public transport nearby

Type

Large (51-200 pitches)

Accessibility

Disabled facilities

Touring and motorhomes

Seasonal pitches Water hook-up points for tourers

Location

Thorness Bay Holiday Park

Thorness Lane

Thorness

Cowes

Isle Of Wight

England

PO31 8NJ

Directions

Timezone

Europe/London BST (GMT+01:00)

GPS

50.7348°N
-1.3609°W

Nearest transport

Coach
8.4 mi Priestlands Place
8.4 mi Stanford Hill
9.9 mi Bus Shelter
Rail
7.6 mi Lymington Pier Rail Station
7.9 mi Lymington Town Rail Station
8.8 mi Ryde Pier Head Rail Station
Ferry
3.4 mi West Cowes Ferry Terminal
3.4 mi West Cowes Floating Bridge
3.5 mi East Cowes Floating Bridge
Airport
14.9 mi Southampton Airport
20.9 mi Bournemouth International Airport

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.

Water quality at nearby bathing waters

Name Distance Type 2020 2019 2018 2017
Gurnard 2.4 mi Sea N/A Excellent Excellent Excellent
Cowes 3.2 mi Sea N/A Good Good Excellent
Lepe 3.4 mi Sea N/A Excellent Excellent Excellent
Calshot 5.5 mi Sea N/A Excellent Excellent Excellent
Compton Bay 7.2 mi Sea N/A Excellent Excellent Excellent

Data source: European Environment Agency

Must see

Carisbrooke Castle 3.9 mi

Osborne House 4.1 mi

Isle of Wight Steam Railway 6.7 mi

Isle of Wight Pearl 7.2 mi

Fort Victoria Country Park 7.3 mi

National Trust

Newtown Old Town Hall 2.3 mi

Mottistone Manor Garden 6.4 mi

Brighstone Shop and Museum 6.5 mi

The Needles Old Battery and New Battery 10.7 mi

Bembridge Windmill 12.1 mi

Cycle routes

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

Other

SWAINSTON 3.3 mi

Lepe and The Solent Coastline – New Forest 3.4 mi

Newport - River Medina - Cowes - Newport 3.7 mi

Newport Town 3.9 mi

Carisbrooke Castle and the Tennyson Trail 3.9 mi

Local events

  • New Forest and Hampshire County Show (Tuesday 30 July 2024 – Tuesday 30 July 2024)

    Brockenhurst, Hampshire 12 mi

  • Wickham Festival (Thursday 1 August 2024 – Thursday 1 August 2024)

    Fareham, Hampshire 13.8 mi

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.

Nearest sites

Unfortunately, we have no nearby bookable sites.

Want to know more about camping in Isle Of Wight?

  • Does Thorness Bay Holiday Park have a swimming pool? Yes View all features
  • Is Thorness Bay Holiday Park dog friendly? Yes View all features
  • What attractions are near Thorness Bay Holiday Park? 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. … Read more
  • When can I check in and check out of Thorness Bay Holiday Park?
    Camping and touring
    Arrive:  2 p.m. –  7 p.m.
    Depart by:  10 a.m.
    Read more
  • How much does it cost to stay at Thorness Bay Holiday Park? From £8 (for 1 night, 4 people) - prices may change depending on your dates and party.