Best Holiday Parks on Isle of Wight 2018
The Isle of Wight has long been associated with family holidays and we want to share the BEST Isle of Wight Holiday Parks with you.
If you are bringing a car, you will make your way to the Island by choosing the ferry crossing from Southampton to East Cowes using Red Funnel; or by opting for the routes operated by Wightlink that run between Lymington to Yarmouth and Portsmouth to Wootton. Passenger Ferries run between Southampton and Cowes and Portsmouth Hard to Ryde Pier Head. In addition, a fun way to cross is by Hovercraft which runs from Southsea Common to Ryde Esplanade. The operator is Hovertravel.
Our advice to EVERYONE when bringing a car to the Island is to ASK FOR A FERRY INCLUSIVE PRICE, as many of the holiday parks are able to buy them on your behalf at a price considerably less than you booking directly with the ferry companies.
Not only does a holiday on the Isle of Wight feel like you have traveled abroad, but the warmer climate, which is gently warmed by the Gulf stream allows plants to grow on the southern shores that are not able to grow anywhere else in the UK. This is best shown at the World famous Botanic Gardens at Ventnor.
As for holidays, we have selected some of our most requested holiday parks that appeal right across the spectrum of people looking to create memories that will last a lifetime. We have Parks that are located right on the coast, with direct access to the beach and Parks which are sited at the foot of the downs in what was once a kitchen garden for a palatial country house. Wherever you decide to stay, you will not be far from our stunning scenery, relaxing beaches.
So let’s look at what the wonderful Isle of Wight can offer you in 2018 when it comes to holiday parks.
Grange Farm – Brighstone
Grange Farm is located right beside the beautiful bay at Brighstone, which is on the rugged south west coast of the Island, with stunning scenery and some fabulous coastal and downland walks. What makes this place so special is that it has been owned by the same family for years and it is a farm that has developed into somewhere quite magical for its’ visitors.
The farm offers self-catering accommodation, static mobile homes close to the waters edge, camping pods and superb camping and touring caravan pitches. It attracts people year after year that come to the site not only for its’ location and setting but for the friendly welcome they receive from the owners and of course the many animals that live there all year around.
All age groups will love being part of this farm for their holiday, sharing time with the many animals and birds that live at the farm all year around. In addition, being located away from any busy towns and light pollution, you will be blown away by the clear night skies, which attract stargazers.
Grange Farm though and the surrounding area has attracted visitors for millions of years and whilst walking along the beach you may well stumble across dinosaur footprints embedded into the rocks at low tide and the fossils given up by the eroding cliffs have attracted fossil hunters – including the BBC.
Close by there is Blackgang Chine, an adventure park built around a disappearing village, which is great for all ages. Blackgang is the UK’s oldest pleasure park and is this year celebrating 175 years and they have lots of things planned to celebrate their success. There is also Freshwater Bay and Compton Bay, the latter attracting surfers and families.