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How to choose between Isle of Wight caravan parks or campsites

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How to choose between Isle of Wight caravan parks or campsites

When arranging a holiday to the Isle of Wight, you will have plenty of accommodation options to choose from, yet many tourists will book a caravan park or a campsite. There are numerous benefits to doing so and whether you’re wanting a beach holiday or to escape to the countryside, holiday parks and touring parks are a brilliant choice. With so many amazing locations on the Island too, you will easily find somewhere that’s perfect for your getaway.

Of course, there is one big difference between these two types of accommodation; caravan holiday parks offer a range of chalets, static caravans and log cabins you can hire, whereas touring campsites provide pitches that you can book for your own caravan or tent. If you’re wondering which type of accommodation would be best for your upcoming Isle of Wight holiday, hopefully, the information below will help you choose between these two popular options.

Do you have your own touring caravan or tent?

It goes without saying really that whether you own a caravan, tent or any other type of leisure vehicle will influence your decision as to whether you stay on a holiday park or a campsite. However, with the option available to hire a campervan for your holiday, touring campsites are now available to everyone, so it may be worth exploring this option too.

Who are you going on holiday with?

You will also need to take into consideration who you’re going on holiday with when choosing where you’re going to stay. For example, do you need a family-friendly Isle of Wight caravan park or campsite? If you’re going away with a big group of friends, you may even want to look at locations that offer both pitches to book and static caravans to hire.

What facilities are you most interested in?

This is a very big deciding factor when it comes to choosing between Isle of Wight caravan parks and campsites, and not everywhere will offer the same facilities. Generally speaking, holiday parks are more likely to have swimming pools, hot tubs and evening entertainment, for example, but you will often find things like play areas at campsites. If you’re looking for certain facilities then this will automatically narrow down your options.

Where are you wanting to stay on the Island?

Location is always important to think about when you’re deciding on accommodation and if you have a specific town or village that you’re wanting to stay in, you may only have the choice of one holiday park or touring park. Thankfully, due to the size of the island, wherever you stay you will still be able to visit all of the tourist attractions and beaches that you’re interested in though, so bear this in mind.

How much do you have to spend on accommodation?

As you may expect, your budget will also play a big role in deciding whether you choose an Isle of Wight caravan park or a campsite. Often, booking a pitch is cheaper than hiring a static caravan and it is a much more budget-friendly option. However, the price you pay for either of these types of accommodation will be influenced by things like the time of year you’re visiting.

Are you bringing a four-legged friend with you?

When your family holiday involves bringing a four-legged friend with you, it is essential that you remember to check for dog-friendly places to stay. Almost all campsites are dog-friendly as you will be in your own leisure vehicle, but different caravan parks will have different rules and they may only offer a small selection of chalets or log cabins that are suitable for dogs.

Booking an Isle of Wight caravan park or campsite

All in all, it is easy to see why both holiday parks and touring parks are so popular amongst people visiting the Island, and either is a brilliant accommodation option to book. When choosing between Isle of Wight caravan parks and campsites, thinking about everything mentioned above should help you to make the right decision. Of course, if you visit more than once, which many people do, you can always book different places for each holiday.

To find out more about the many holiday parks and touring campsites here on the Island, explore the rest of our website today. You will find lots of information about popular places to stay, such as Whitecliff Bay Holiday Park, The Lakes Rookley, Orchards Holiday Park, Grange Farm and Heathfield Camping, so you can choose which location would be best for you. With plenty of information about things to do on the island too, our website is the best place to be.


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