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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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Reviews

7.3

Overall rating based on 35 reviews

 

74% would recommend this site to a friend.

69% would stay here again.

 
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Will not go back 01/08/2017

Reviewer's country: United Kingdom Alan B. Confirmed

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

    Nice location with lovely views.

    Disliked: 

    The touring field has several seasonal pitches. They are an unfortunate eyesore as overgrown grass surrounds the large caravans, many of which are inhabited by people who appear to be out at work during the daytime. Commercial vehicles are allowed on site.
    Rubbish and recycling bins adjacent to toilet blocks allowed to overflow.
    Really impressed with the chemical toilet emptying room, it had a hand wash basin and soap dispenser. However, after 9 days of being on site, the soap had ran out and was not replenished. It remained empty when we departed 5 days later.
    Toilet block was clean and tidy until the site became busy at the start of the school holiday period when it became untidy and unkempt with no loo roll in cubicles.
    On site restaurant was overpriced for mediocre food with a restricted menu upon first arrival. On site chip shop again overcharged for below average quality food.
    Wifi advertising but very expensive.
    There was no service point for Motorhomes to drain waste water tanks into although not claimed to have in literature, it is usually expected on larger sites as this.

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Going off camp for the day 31/07/2017

Reviewer's country: United Kingdom david_c563491 Confirmed

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

    Going off camp for the day

    Disliked: 

    Our pitch was next to what I can describe a workers caravan, men came and went everyday and back at night in trucks, transits, quads, it was awful plus one of there dogs got out and did its business outside our awning then ran in the awning terrified and wouldn't come out, eventually one of the men came to fetch the dog which was absolutely terrified when he showed up. The toilet block isn't fit for public use, I had to clean the toilet before I used it, I had a shower which was just disgusting, hair and soap scum all over so I used our own touring caravan shower after that, we had towels stolen from outside our van, I could go on, all in all an awful stay and definitely won't be staying here again!

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Disappointing camping site 31/07/2017

Reviewer's country: Netherlands Frank G. Confirmed

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

    Facilities on the park like entertainment, play ground, small supermarket, laundrette and the location nearby the beach. Spacious pitches.

    Disliked: 

    Pitch management was a mess. The pitch assigned to us was already taken. This happened to a lot of people. No one seemed to know who was standing where and why.
    The gate was open all of the time, so at night or in the early morning cars drove through.
    Toilets and showers were not very clean. Shower doors couldn't close.
    Hard selling of their caravans, not much love for campers.

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Would use again 30/07/2017

Reviewer's country: United Kingdom Martin G. Mobile phone icon Confirmed

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

    Easy to get to

    Disliked: 

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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
  • Recommend to friends   Visit again
  • Liked: 

    Absolutely fantastic
    Thank you

    Disliked: 

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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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