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Roebeck Camping and Caravan Park

7.7

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General

  • Family-run park on 14 acres of pasture and woodland
  • Well-stocked coarse fishing lake open all season
  • A mile from Ryde and two from Appley Beach

We reckon you'll roe beck to this Isle of Wight site once or twice at least after your first hol here – at least if you're an aficionado of Rydely special views, a mild micro climate, perfect peace and quiet, close proximity to the beach, and sitting serenely to bag a goodie at a park's own fishing lake...

There are some pretty good core values for a campsite at Roebeck Camping and Caravan Park on the Isle: for starters, its setting is only a couple of miles from Ryde's Appley Beach and so it's a super base from which to explore the Solent by car, public transport or on foot. And it has simply smashing views over the Isle's Ashey Valley and the downs to the south. (And it's only a few miles by car ferry from Portsmouth too: great pip.)

Roebeck is family-run and has been under new management since 2015; it has pitches for tents, tourers and motorhomes including optional electric hook-up in a well drained, sheltered field, and family Sioux-style tipis set near the fishing lake. The shower and loo block is kept to high standards and includes laundry facilities; there's also a small campers' kitchen available with fridge, kettle, microwave and several sockets.

The site has 14 acres of pasture and woodland to lose oneself in – have a look at the pics to see of what we speak – including plenty of wooded areas to walk the family pooch, and picnic areas aplenty for sparking up the campfire. (Well-behaved dogs are very welcome, but do please keep them on leads while on site; there are lots of opps for off-lead coast and countryside walkies all around.)

Ryde is a mere five minutes away by car and is stuffed with cafés, restaurants and bars at which to get a bite or two; a Tesco hypermarket is a short drive away, and a small convenience store within a couple of minutes in the car.


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7.7

Overall rating based on 52 reviews

 

77% would recommend this site to a friend.

73% would stay here again.

 

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No comment 15/09/2017

Reviewer's country: United Kingdom Andrew C. Confirmed

  • Electric grass pitch
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    Roebeck cancelled our booking and returned our payment without letting us know! Fortunately we checked our bank statement and saw the returned payment. Roebeck claim to have notified us by email but we didn't find and email from them. I then booked in to Adgestone C&CC site instead and that was perfect.

From the manager...

This is, as you are aware, a complete lie. I tried on several occasions to contact you but you perceived these had gone into your SPAM folder. I did everything to advise and recommend including numerous conversations with you and your husband.

I do not understand the title of with children. You were booked as 3 middle aged adults?

I am only now thrilled that I could not accommodate you. I explained we had, due to long range forecasts been advised to start major earth moving projects earlier in the autumn than anticipated. I also explained you could be accommodated, if preferred but you would be lower on the site, away from any inconvenience.

I could not have apologised more than I did... this clearly, in this day and age is not deemed sufficient.

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We love this site. You are now allowed to camp ... 09/09/2017

roebeck

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    We love this site. You are now allowed to camp around the lake and the woods - weather permitting for woods, obvious reasons. Owners and staff are exemplary. We do now always book directly as they book ferries for very favourable terms. There has never been any question over cleanliness and we have been on numerous occasions.

    They do allow camp fires but you are all spaced so well apart it disturbs no one..

    It is not for anyone wanting All singing and dancing 24 hour entertainment. It does what it says on the can, small, quiet and tranquil. Caught a lovely Perch as well.

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poor site, very sloping 05/09/2017

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    nothing.

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    Got there 5 days late after breaking down, kept the campsite informed, Arrived wednesday afternoon, and waited for the attendant/manager a young man around 24?, i asked where i could pitch the caravan, and he couldnt give me a positive answer, " you could go down the bottom of the site,but thats too boggy after the rain we have had and you might struggle getting off" so the only place was in the top grassy area,but there wasnt a space left,he eventually made a decision and put me in a space in front of a long time let caravan on a slope, my caravan legs were not long enough to level up, this space was where a camper van was parking previous but had not yet returned, they removed his table that they left in the space,I was told to join my electrics to another campers electric, but did eventually find a socket in the bush.In the evening i was a bit disturbed about the open fires that one camper had less than 4ft from his tent and they had gone to bed and left it burning,and what caravans were in this top area were close together and not the regulatory distance,I complained in the morning about the service i had been given having paid in january for my holiday, and after a load of arguing with the site manager, she said i could have a refund, i said 1 week refund would be ok, i then left the site for another.I mentioned all this to pitch up . com to keep things straight as they have to do the refund, and found the lady site manager had lied through her back teeth about the refund, so guess what, NO REFUND, BE AWARE if you book this site, check out all reviews on this site and other web sites that offer this place, i wish i did, And secondly in my opinion the site looks a very scruffy site with plenty of building work recently and still being done, if any info is needed contact me at shortyonboat56@gmail.com.If the lady manager replies to this she will say i had to go where i was put because of the wifi, yes i did want the wifi but a decent pitch would have been better. All complaints were logged with pitch up . com.

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You were the most abusive, nasty person we have had the misfortune to meet. Not quite sure why you were so interested in wifi only - it was allegedly a holiday! We make no secret of providing free wifi but it is limited to sensible use and not streaming .....!

You kept no one informed. You told us within minutes of your due arrival and again 10pm the night before your arrival many days later! We, nor any other site is under any obligation to keep a pitch vacant.

Our site which is 14 acres self rules to a maximum of 65 pitches although we are within our rights to accommodate 25 pitches per acre which equates to 350 pitches - hardly all pressed together...

we complained whilst this (person) was with us and we complained about his behaviour and we have disputed his claims. They do not like the fact I have told them to not make any further contact with me - I'm pretty sure many will follow..

You were offered any space but wanted one as close to WIFI as possible - my 1st paragraph speaks for itself!

There is no female site manager and never has been ....

Let's not forget the many 'begging' phone calls.

This, will, no doubt, be taken down. Unfortunately it's being copied to my lawyer.

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Loved it, would definitely go again 03/09/2017

Reviewer's country: United Kingdom rachel_b283302 Mobile phone icon Confirmed

  • Non-electric grass pitch
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    The wild campsite was beautiful and the young girl who welcomed us was a delight. The facilities were very good. Thoroughly recommend this site x

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A quiet, relaxing campsite 30/08/2017

Reviewer's country: United Kingdom Wayne S. Confirmed

  • Electric grass pitch
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    We booked this campsite for a week for a camp with friends who also had small children, so we made up a large group.
    We were met upon arrival and escorted to our pitches by very friendly and pleasant staff. We had asked for a shaded electric pitch in a more remote location due to having young kids and didn't want them disturbing the rest of the site.
    The pitch we got was ideal. Located in a secluded area beside the fishing lake, shaded and with several electric hookups and drinking water points to hand. The location was secluded enough that no other campers camped near which gave us plenty of room to spread out.
    The staff happily dropped off a fire pit for us and dried logs were easily enough located in the nearby woods. There was a rustic wooden hut which served nicely as a BBQ and social area and the location of our pitches afforded us plenty of privacy.
    We were a short walk from the toilets / showers and the washing up area. No issues with any of them at all.
    The kids loved feeding the fish and ducks at the lake and we regularly had rabbits around the campsite along with various species of birds.
    The campsite is close to various beaches and attractions, which made it a great place to explore the IoW from and was only a few minutes drive from the Fishbourne ferry terminal.
    All in all, a great place to camp. Will happily camp here again.

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Relaxed pitching area. Site were able to allow us onto ... 29/08/2017

Reviewer's country: United Kingdom Adrian C. Confirmed

  • Electric grass pitch
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    Relaxed pitching area.

    Site were able to allow us onto the pitch early after the ferry company changed our time slot due to booking problems

    Disliked: 

    Pitches were very uneven making the levelling of the caravan very awkward.

    Only one fresh water tap for the top field

    No actual signed area for grey water waste

    Signage was hard to spot when getting to the site both at the roundabout and at the "Main Entrance" both of the turns are tight with a caravan on the hook so advanced warning would be appreciated as directions are only given for the Portsmouth ferry crossing.

    One way system was ignored by many guests but that is probably due to the poor state of the exit road, it is terribly rutted and a real bone shaker which would cause serious damage to caravans if taken over it. Little things like this make a massive difference to whether I would recommend a site to other people.

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Facilities and locality 29/08/2017

Reviewer's country: United Kingdom graham_s313407 Mobile phone icon Confirmed

  • Non-electric grass pitch
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    Facilities and locality

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    Steep inclines

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Fantastic site for tents not requiring an electric hook up 25/08/2017

Reviewer's country: United Kingdom karen_t222864 Mobile phone icon Confirmed

  • Non-electric grass pitch
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    Being able to camp in the wooded area and choose our own pitch.
    Lots of space, felt like wild camping at times.
    Very friendly and helpful staff.
    Brilliant little hut with washing up facilities, fridge and freezer and power points.
    Lots of toilets.
    Seeing a red squirrel from our tent!
    Plenty of space for the kids to play.

    Disliked: 

    Very smelly shower (where the portaloos are so can be avoided)

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Friendliness of staff. Very quiet site. 23/08/2017

Reviewer's country: United Kingdom alan d. Mobile phone icon Confirmed

  • Electric grass pitch
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    Friendliness of staff. Very quiet site.

    Disliked: 

    No easy accessible fishing, only 1 pond fishable but well overgrown. Paying for showers (usually on a site like this they are free). Quite far from nearest pub /restaurant. A good 10 mins drive to Ryle. Pitches not really level on top field.

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Enjoyable stay, staff really friendly, pitches huge, 18/08/2017

v_e

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    The open space, wildlife, large pitches and able to have a camp fire and the sound of the steam train in the distance!

    Ive read some of the reviews written and some are just ridiculous. This is a spacious site with pitches for everyone whether a caravan, tent or motorhome choosing a flat field, woodland or communal ground. Yes you have to pay for a shower in the main block but its 20p , its advertised on the website and its 20ps worth of lovely hot water! There are other showers and toilets on the site located closer to each section which are free. All toilets had a plentiful supply of toilet rolls so there is no worry of finding none if you need to pay a visit in the night. We were warned the ground was soft on arrival and we parked sensibly....no dramas...and no one can help or predict the British weather.
    Just returned from a short break. Had 2 huge pitches with friends on level pitches half way down the site as needed electric but the woodland part at the bottom looked really lovely if you can do without electric. Had a camp fire every night which is a must for us so we can chat whilst toasting marshmallows! Staff really friendly, stopping to chat or help when passing and the owners are obviously doing ongoing improvements to the site.
    The lakes are full of wildlife and birds. People were fishing and having fun teaching children. Plenty of bins and recycling points. Kitchen with a fridge and freezer so you can re freeze your cool packs and plugs to charge phones. Free wifi up in the top field and plenty of lovely books to choose to read. Hope you enjoy your stay as much as we did.

    Disliked: 

    Absolutely nothing.

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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

Drainage hook-up points for tourers

Fully serviced pitches

Seasonal pitches

Tourer storage facilities

Water hook-up points for tourers

Rules

Barbecues allowed

Campfires allowed

Commercial vehicles allowed

Dogs allowed

Dogs allowed all year

Themes

Forest

Lake and/or mountain

Leave the car at home

Peaceful

Remote location

Spectacular scenery

Walkers' paradise

Wild camping

Nearby leisure

Canoeing/kayaking nearby

Climbing nearby

Cycle hire nearby

Cycling nearby

Fishing nearby

Golf nearby

Horse riding nearby

Indoor pool nearby

Leisure/theme park nearby

Mountain biking nearby

Outdoor pool nearby

Restaurant nearby

Sailing nearby

Surf school nearby

Tennis nearby

Watersports nearby

Groups welcome

D. of E. welcome

Family friendly

Motorcycle friendly

Rallies welcome

Single-sex groups welcome

Student groups welcome

Nearby amenities

Bar nearby

Nearby farmers' market

Public transport nearby

Shop nearby

Type

Medium (26-50 pitches)

Camping 2.0

Jumbo tent pitches

Tipis, yurts, or wigwams

Location

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  • Roebeck Country Park, Gate House Road, Upton Ryde, Isle Of Wight, England, PO33 4BP
  • Timezone Europe/London BST (GMT+01:00)   GPS 50.7094°N 1.1771°W

Nearest transport

Coach stations
Southsea: Clarence Pier Coach Stop — 6.3 miles
Portsmouth: The Hard Interchange — 6.8 miles
Portsmouth: Southsea Coach Stop — 7.0 miles
Train stations
Smallbrook Junction Rail Station — 1.0 miles
Ryde St Johns Road Rail Station — 1.4 miles
Ryde Esplanade Rail Station — 1.8 miles
Ferry ports
Ryde Hoverport — 1.8 miles
Ryde Pier Head Ferry Terminal — 2.2 miles
Fishbourne IOW Ferry Terminal — 2.2 miles
Airports
Southampton Airport — 18.5 miles
Bournemouth International Airport — 29.1 miles

Directions


From the Fishbourne Ferry Terminal - turn right when exiting the ferry terminal. At the traffic lights, turn left onto the A3054 heading towards Ryde. Continue on this road until you reach the outskirts of Ryde and then, at the traffic lights, carry straight ahead (signposted 'all through traffic') along Pellhurst Road. At the end of Pellhurst Road, turn right onto Upton Road. When you reach the mini-roundabout at Upton, continue straight ahead. Turn left at the gate and continue 80 yards ahead into 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

How we love the Isle of Wight, which has pretty much all we ever want to do on a holiday, all in one compact islandy goodness: beaches, history, nature, a steam railway, more beaches, a zoo, a vineyard and even dinosaurs…

Many of the Isle's sands are within a short drive of Roebeck Camping and Caravan Park, but start out first at famed Appley Beach to see Puckpool Park, miles of sandy shoreline and the gothic Victorian landmark Appley Tower, where the kids can tire themselves out while adults soak up the sun and the smashing views across Ryde to Portsmouth.

(Also for the grownups: Rosemary Vineyard at Newport is one of England's biggest – and has free admission.)

Tire the kids out too at the award-winning Isle of Wight Zoo, which has Britain's biggest collection of tigers, or by letting them get up close to the penguins, meerkats and other inhabitants of Seaview Wildlife Encounter on the north coast. Endangered species can be seen among the rainforests of Amazon World Park at Sandown.

We'd also (highly) recommend a puff on the Isle of Wight Steam Railway, chuffing along a five-mile course from Wootton to Smallbrook Junction, and at least an afternoon at award-winning Brading Roman Villa, one of our fave Roman sites in all the land.

But we did mention dinosaurs? Tire the little tykes out once and for all with a day at Dinosaur Isle, one of the Isle of Wight's most topping attractions and filled with fossils, mega 'saurus facts and loads of guided walks and exhibitions. Best of all? It's less than four miles from base - how riproaring good is that.

Must see

  • Isle of Wight Steam Railway (1.7 miles)
  • Dinosaur Isle (3.8 miles)
  • Osborne House (5.1 miles)

National Trust

  • Bembridge Windmill (3.9 miles)
  • Newtown Old Town Hall (9.9 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.

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

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A charge of 20p applies for the use of shower.

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