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Thorness Bay Holiday Park

7.5

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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.

Gold David Bellamy Conservation Award

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7.5

Overall rating based on 25 reviews

 

68% would recommend this site to a friend.

60% would stay here again.

 

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Very clean facilities 18/06/2018

Reviewer's country: United Kingdom paige_l364372 Mobile phone icon Confirmed

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

    Lots to do for children

    Disliked: 

    The flipping weather!

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Facilities clean. Very good. Would stay here again. 16/06/2018

Reviewer's country: United Kingdom David B. Mobile phone icon Confirmed

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

    Very quiet. Good level pitch with water and power.

    Disliked: 

    Takeaway not open. Bar area quite busy.

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Amazing holiday and safe for little ones to ramble 05/06/2018

Reviewer's country: United Kingdom Jennifer M. Mobile phone icon Confirmed

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

    Scenery was beautiful campsite was spotless clean,amenities were good,troupers were very nice and pool was spotless and fun too for all ages would definitely recommend to family and friends.

    Disliked: 

    Thursday night bar girls were extremely rude they definitely had no customer service training acted like they couldn't be bothered even to be polite or serve fairly,I did complain and bar man dobbo was apologetic and very courteous,as was Lucy well done

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clean, close to small beach, everything a young family could ... 03/06/2018

Reviewer's country: United Kingdom bluebudedog Confirmed

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

    clean, close to small beach, everything a young family could want from a holiday

    Disliked: 

    pitch very sloped, water taps few and far between

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great site for the whole family, incl. your dogs. 03/06/2018

Reviewer's country: United Kingdom Rebecca M. Mobile phone icon Confirmed

  • Electric grass pitch
  • Recommend to friends   Visit again
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    The park is in a great location with wonderful scenery and has really helpful staff. The facilities are clean and all easy to get to, i.e. loo in the middle of the night. The layout is easy to navigate and the shop, laundrette, club and pool is central for everyone. We were able to organise a late departure on our day, which is the kind of thing that really makes your holiday a more pleasurable experience, no crazy rushing about.

    Disliked: 

    There’s only a couple of things that stuck out to dislike, the pitches for tents could be better marked out, people tend to spread out in every direction and it can be tricky threading the car through them each day. Also the hot water in the toilet and shower blocks is a little too hot at times, it was uncomfortable more than once while showering.

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I won't be recommending it to any of my friends and on my next trip to 31/05/2018

Reviewer's country: United Kingdom Doreen S. Confirmed

  • Electric grass pitch
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    I was disappointed in the slope on the pitch. The site itself was kept clean and tidy but the toilet and shower block left a lot to be desired. Both the men's and women's showers were badly cleaned as in the ladies' showers long black hair was left in the drains for days on end. The ladies toilets ran out off toilet paper and the sinks needed cleaning after about 4pm everyday. May I suggest that during school holidays that a second cleaning crew is put on duty in the afternoon.

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Excellent, very cheap. Very surprised at how good it was. A+ 30/05/2018

Reviewer's country: United Kingdom jason_c306744 Confirmed

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

    Even though it was exceptionally busy, an extra 500 tourers. The park was very clean and managed. The staff were very friendly and attentive. The showers are free and kept clean all through the day. There is even a bath.

    Disliked: 

    The ground is very hard, you need some heavy duty tent pegs. Took an extra hour just to bang in pegs. Lots bent. The crows are very noisy, so make sure you put your rubbish in the bin. They will destroy any bags looking for food. Didn't seem to be any order to the setting up of tents. But somehow it worked.

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I’ll definitely return. Thank you! 13/04/2018

Reviewer's country: United Kingdom Abigail H. Confirmed

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

    View, beach, reception, shop.

    Disliked: 

    Cold showers in pool for two days!

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The park had everything needed 03/09/2017

Reviewer's country: United Kingdom Amica P. Mobile phone icon Confirmed

  • Electric grass pitch
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  • Liked: 

    The location was great, plenty of activities if you wanted them. Helpful and friendly staff. The best life guards - very entertaining for the kids during activities

    Disliked: 

    There wasn't enough showers and some you had to hold the button down to keep the water flowing.

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Really enjoyed our stay here. Staff welcoming and helpful. Just needs 30/08/2017

Reviewer's country: United Kingdom Sarah L. Mobile phone icon Confirmed

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

    Location
    Park
    Reception staff friendly
    Great entertainment
    Swimming pool good temperature and depth for kids

    Disliked: 

    Facilities need a revamp-lick of paint would help a lot
    More showers

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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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Dogs
Dogs must be kept on leads and supervised at all times.
The site does not accept breeds/crossbreeds listed in the Dangerous Dogs Act.

General
Gazebos, pup tents are not permitted.

Additional terms

Single-sex parties of 3 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.

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