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Isle of Wight glamping

Experience the natural wonder of the Isle of Wight with a night or two under the stars and throw in a little bit of luxury for good measure.

Glamping is a wonderful way to take in the Island, giving you the chance to be at one with nature, explore glorious countryside and still have access to all the amenities you’ll ever need.

Whether it’s a family getaway (including the dog!) or a truly unique couple’s getaway, the Island is your ultimate glamping destination.

And getting there is easy, too. With three convenient routes taking you across the Solent to the Isle of Wight, and sailing times from just 22 minutes, you’ll be making magical memories in no time at all.

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A holiday-goer relaxes in a swinging chair outside a glamping tent on the Isle of Wight

West Wight glamping sites

If you’re after rolling green hills, beautiful sunsets and a little bit of peace and quiet, the west of the Isle of Wight is the ideal place to stay.

See our round-up of some of the best glamping options in West Wight:

Glamping the Wight Way

Based down the road from the idyllic Freshwater Bay, Glamping the Wight Way is home to four spacious and excellently-equipped safari lodges, each sleeping up to eight people.

Surrounded by meadows and easily accessible by several footpaths, it provides a great base to explore West Wight.

Glamping The Wight Way
Toms Eco Lodge Safari Tents at Tapnell Farm. Green grass and rolling hills with blue skies, and 3 safari tents with picnic benches and sun loungers.

Tapnell Farm

At Tom’s Eco Lodge, you get a huge variety of glamping options, from spacious safari tents to intimate eco pods. Whichever accommodation you choose, you’ll be guaranteed stunning sea views and access to all the facilities you need.

What’s more, you’ll find a popular farm park, restaurant and aqua park on site.

Tapnell Farm Accommodation

Grange Farm

With easy access to a sandy beach and unspoilt views out over the Channel, Grange Farm is a popular campsite for peaceful getaways.

Family run, the site is home to a selection of camping pods which come with electricity but no furniture, so don’t forget to bring along your camping bed.

Grange Farm

A unique glamping getaway

Looking for a glamping holiday that’s a little bit…different? Windmill Campersite promise getaways with a twist, with a host of creative places to stay on site.

Their unique glamping options include a Westland Wessex XT469 helicopter, kitted out for a comfortable but quirky stay, and the original submarine prop used in the 1999 James Bond film, The World is Not Enough.

Explore the Windmill Campersite

East Wight glamping sites

The eastern half of the Isle of Wight is home to some simply stunning sandy beaches and is incredibly easy to get to thanks to our popular Portsmouth – Fishbourne ferry route.

You’ll also find many of the Island’s biggest family-friendly attractions on this side of the Diamond Isle – from zoos to theme parks.

See our round-up of some of the best glamping options in East Wight:

Retro Staycations

As the name suggests, Retro Staycations is the ideal place for a throwback getaway. With a suite of luxury airstream caravans and even an American school bus to choose from, you’re sure for a camping vacation with a unique twist.

Situated in Ryde, only a short distance from our Fishbourne port, it’s ideally located for a seaside-themed stay.

Retro Staycations

The Garlic Farm

For a luxury camping stay with a foodie touch, The Garlic Farm is a great option. Nestled in the heart of the Isle of Wight, its home a group of stunning yurts, hidden away in a private field behind the farm.

Comfortably sleeping between two and four people, it’s a great option for unique couples getaway.

The Garlic Farm Accommodation

Nodes Point

One of Parkdean Resorts’ Isle of Wight holiday parks, Nodes Point can be found near Bembridge and comes with a wealth of things to do to keep you and the family busy, including a sports court, adventure playground and indoor heated pool.

Glampers can choose from over 20 safari tents and what’s more, the beach will be right on your doorstep.

Parkdean Resorts Nodes Point Holiday Park

Getting there

A getaway on the Isle of Wight feels like a proper summer holiday – overseas, sandy beaches and gleaming sunshine. Yet, it’s all only a couple of hours away from London and you don’t need to worry about your passport.

We offer three convenient ferry routes, linking mainland Hampshire with the Isle of Wight. Sailing times start at just 22 minutes and your holiday starts the moment you get on board – take in the Solent views, visit the kids play area and pick up a locally-sourced bite to eat from our Wight Taste café.

Types of glamping accommodation

If you’re thinking about your first ever glamping getaway, you might be wondering what kind of accommodation you can expect.

In truth, glamping can come in all shapes and sizes – for some, simply a big tent with an electric hookup will suffice, while for others a fully-equipped glamping pod is necessary. See four of the most popular glamping accommodation options below.

Glamping pods

Constructed from wood, these pods can withstand all kinds of weather conditions and are often well insulated, coming fully-equipped with cooking and cleaning gear.

Perfect for:

  • Year-round glamping

  • Couples holidays

  • Family getaways

Safari tents

Rectangular in shape, these tents are often large and come supported by a number of wooden poles as well as solid flooring. Some will benefit from cooking and cleaning facilities, some may be more basic.

Perfect for:

  • Spring and summer glamping

  • Family getaways

Yurts and bell tents

Popular in the summer months, both these tent styles are circular and often smaller than their safari tent cousins. They’re perfect for a couple’s break but you do need to think about the weather conditions before you book.

Perfect for:

  • Spring and summer glamping

  • Couples holidays


Ideal for a unique getaway, treehouses can come in all shapes and sizes but nonetheless provide a truly memorable accommodation option. They’re harder to find but that’s what makes them so special!

Perfect for:

  • Year-round glamping

  • Couples holidays

Planning your IOW glamping getaway

So you know you want to glamp, now it’s time to get planning.

Seasonality is a big consideration when it comes to choosing when to go glamping. Though some pods will offer all the warmth you need, even throughout the winter, safari tents, for example, will be incredibly chilly from November through to March.

Spring and summer breaks are the ideal periods to visit, especially if you want to squeeze some seaside fun into your stay. Autumn can be wonderful, too, especially if you’re a dab hand with a camera – the lush Island landscapes transform into a mosaic of gold and amber, perfect for your Instagram feed.

When it comes to packing, remember that, ultimately, you’re still going camping. Pack some cold weather clothes just in case and have a good think about meals you’d like to cook.

On top of your usual travel essentials, a pair of walking shoes is a must, especially if you’re planning to explore your campsite’s surrounding areas. And don’t forget your swimsuit, especially if you’re lucky enough to have found a location with a hot tub. Speaking of…

Isle of Wight glamping with hot tubs

Nothing says a relaxing break like a hot tub. Fortunately, plenty of the Island’s glamping locations have hot tub access. After a day of hiking and sightseeing, there’s nothing better than sinking into a warm, bubbling tub under the clear Isle of Wight skies.

Tapnell Farm’s gorgeous Modulogs come equipped with an outdoor wood-burning tub while the Woodside Bay Treehouse is a superb option, with a hot tub out on the decking area.

Dog-friendly glamping on the Island

Your pooch is part of the family, so why shouldn’t they join you on your Isle of Wight glamping vacay?

Most glamping sites on the Island accept well-behaved doggies and we’ve listed some of our favourites below:

  • Tapnell Farm (Tom's Eco Lodges)

  • Grange Farm campsite

  • Lower Hyde Holiday Park

  • Windmill Campersite

  • Retro Staycations