Holiday park getaways

Holiday parks and caravan sites on the Isle of Wight

Holiday and caravan parks are a great base from which to explore the wonders of the Isle of Wight.

Charming yet versatile, many holiday parks on the Island come with scenic coastline views, a bundle of amenities to help create that home from home and, of course, historic landmarks and family-friendly attractions just down the road.

With Wightlink, reaching these sites couldn’t be easier. We bring millions of people across the Solent every year on our three reliable ferry routes, helping create memories that last a lifetime.

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A family walk through a Parkdean Resorts holiday park on the Isle of Wight

Why opt for an Isle of Wight holiday park stay?

Caravan sites and holiday parks on the Isle of Wight offer more than just a place to rest your head – they’re like miniature villages, brimming with things to do.

And you can take your pick from a range of accommodation options that suit all budgets, with a typical park offering static caravan stays, lodges, chalets and pitches for camping.

There are many dog-friendly places, too, so you don’t have to leave any family member behind.

On the Island, you’ll find a wealth of activities, events and attractions that will keep everyone in your clan entertained. From historic landmarks to the UK’s oldest theme park, there is so much to do – and it will all only be moments from your chosen holiday park.

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Best IOW holiday and caravan parks

When it comes to unforgettable holidays, location is key. On the Isle of Wight, with scenic views around almost every corner, it’s hard to go wrong when it comes to picking your perfect place to stay.

But that doesn’t mean there aren’t standout holiday parks and caravan sites that offer an A* service with great amenities at an affordable price. That’s why we’ve curated a quick list of three of our favourite sites, promising seaside views, countryside tranquillity and proximity to the Island’s most popular attractions.

A family inside the Nodes Point Holiday Park restaurant

Nodes Point Holiday Park

On the east coast of the Isle of Wight, near the pretty town of Bembridge, you’ll find Nodes Point Holiday Park.

Managed by Parkdean Resorts, it has beautiful views out to sea and is well located for visits into the neighbouring towns of Seaview and St Helens.

Perfect for families, Nodes Point is home to an adventure playground, sports facilities and an indoor swimming pool.

Choose from caravans, lodges and chalets sleeping up to eight people.

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Nodes Point Holiday Park
Family of four on the deck of accommodation at The Bay Colwell, Isle of Wight. The mother and daughter are looking at the view over the balcony, while the dad is sat on a chair watching the sun play on the ground.

The Bay Colwell

For a relaxing beachside getaway with stunning coastal views, The Bay Colwell is the perfect holiday destination on the Isle of Wight.

Found near Totland on the west coast of the Island, the park is run by Away Resorts and is ideally-located for visits to the picturesque towns of Yarmouth and Freshwater. It’s also only a couple of miles away from the IOW’s most famous landmark, The Needles.

You’ll find an indoor swimming pool on site as well as a coffee house and seasonal entertainment.

Choose from lodges and cottages sleeping up to six people – some of which even come with hot tubs.

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The Bay Colwell Holiday Resort

Cheverton Copse

Just outside the popular seaside resort town of Sandown, Cheverton Copse is a family-run holiday park that promises a picturesque countryside getaway.

Great for families, the caravan site is completely car-free (with a separate car park nearby) so children can play safely. There are three kids play areas, a games field and a wealth of nearby cycling and walking routes.

Pick from 57 caravan units in a variety of grades and at a range of prices. Each come with a TV, fridge, microwave, gas cooker, shower and toilet.

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Cheverton Copse Holiday Park

Amenities you can expect

Amenities are vital to taking your holiday from great to extra-special.

Whether it’s fantastic entertainment each night or hot tubs on the veranda, the Isle of Wight’s top-rated holiday parks offer a plethora of features – here’s a quick snapshot of some of them you can expect to find:

Swimming pools

Many of the Island’s holiday parks come with indoor heated swimming pools but some come with an outdoor one, too. Many will have water slides for an added bit of fun for the family, too.

Entertainment

From live music to kids’ shows, nightly entertainment options can cater for all ages and make for a great way to unwind after a fun-packed day.

Hot tubs

After a touch of luxury with your stay? Some IOW holiday parks come with hot tubs, ideal for relaxing and stargazing after a day of exploration.

Dog-friendly

There’s no need to leave your furry friend behind on the mainland. Many parks offer dog-friendly accommodation options and some go the extra mile to make your pooch welcome.

Food and drink

On-site restaurants are common, offering meals and snacks throughout the day, with some offering a takeaway option. You’ll often find a bar at your chosen holiday park, too, serving drinks late into the evening.

Kids’ facilities

From football pitches to fully-equipped playgrounds, holiday parks are a haven for children’s facilities. Kids’ Clubs regularly run during the peak seasons, too, with dedicated programmes of events and activities to keep your children entertained during the day.

A family play with inflatable pool toys inside Nodes Point Holiday Park's indoor pool

Discover more places to stay

Though holiday parks provide a great base for exploring the Isle of Wight, you may be after something a little bit different. From cottage stays to hotels and B&Bs, the Island is full to the brim of excellent accommodation options.

Check out our interactive Explorer map to find your ideal place to stay.

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Getting to the Isle of Wight

Pick from one of Wightlink’s three convenient ferry routes which link Hampshire with the Isle of Wight and can be across the Solent in as little as 22 minutes.

We bring 3.8 million people together every year and we’re big believers that your getaway starts the moment you reach our port.

Have a taste of the Island before you’ve even hit its shores with a visit to our Wight Taste café, stocked-full of locally-sourced food and drink. And if you’re on a family holiday, tire the kids out early with a visit to our on-board play area.

Your choice of routes
  • Lymington – Yarmouth: Our most picturesque route and the quickest if you’re brining your car, with a journey time of just 40 minutes. Links the New Forest, near Southampton, with the east coast of the Isle of Wight.

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  • Portsmouth – Fishbourne: Our most popular route, ideal for visiting central and West Wight. The city of Portsmouth comes with excellent transport links and you’ll be on the Island within 45 minutes.

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  • Portsmouth Harbour – Ryde Pier Head: Our quickest route, but only available if you’re travelling on foot. Our Portsmouth Harbour port is found inside the city’s major train station – and only a moment’s walk from its biggest bus interchange – so it’s ideal for public transport connections. You’ll be on the Island in just 22 minutes.

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