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Waverley Park Holiday Centre
Old Road
East Cowes
Isle Of Wight   (Browse area)
PO32 6AW
Tel: 01983 293452
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Pitches: 45
Open: 01/01/2021 to 31/12/2021
           01/01/2022 to 31/12/2022

Rating: Average Review Score: 8/10 from 65 Reviews
                8/10 from 65 Reviews

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Who's it for
 Families Welcome   Not Members Only   Rallies Welcome   Not Naturist Site 
 Dogs Welcome   No Dogs Allowed   Groups Welcome 
 Toilet Facilities   Hot Showers   Washing Up   No Bathroom 
 No Baby Changing   Laundry On Site   Drinking Water   Disabled Friendly 
 Chemical Disposal   No Battery Charging   Gas Exchange   No Recycling Facilities 
 No Kitchen Facilities   No Freezer / Fridge   No Motorhome Point   No Wifi Access 
 No Shop   Bar On Site   Restaurant or Cafe or Takeaway On Site 
 Kids Playground   No TV Room   Games Room   Evening Entertainment 
 Fishing <1 mile   No Wild Swimming   No Indoor Pool   Outdoor Pool On Site 
 No Horse Riding   No Cycle Hire   Golf <1 mile   No Tennis 
 Beach <1 mile   Watersports <1 mile   No Boat Launch 
Other Features
 Sea Views   Not Working Farm   No Campfires Allowed   Open All Year 
 No Waterside Pitches   Public Transport <1 mile  No Dog Walk 

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Date of Visit: May 2021  Confirmed Booking Unit:  Tent
Nights stayed: 2 Travelling as:  Retired couple
Reviewer: Joyce and John 7 reviews from this member

 Excellent in all respects. Nice camping field with sea view.

Tasty snack in restaurant where they kindly charged our camera.

A bit of a walk uphill to toilet block. 

Date of Visit: August 2020 Unit:  Motorhome
Nights stayed: 2 Travelling as:  Mature couple
Reviewer: JPK1 1 review from this member

 Love this site. Great location 5 mins from red funnel ferry, east cowes. Part sea views from motorhome.

Stunning sunsets. Electric hook up and water for each serviced pitch.

Good ferry prices through Waverley Park.

Good gravel hardstanding for vehicle and awning. Fairly flat. Highly recommend. 
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Date of Visit: March 2020 Unit:  Motorhome
Nights stayed: 10 Travelling as:  Mature couple
Reviewer: Janetwilli 14 reviews from this member

 I found the site very tired, was I the middle of workers, and seasonal pitches. If you at the back on your row, you only have a little sea view.

No clubhouse open, so cannot comment on that, but why open all year and not all your facilities.

Showers and toilets clean, could not walk through site to front, water logged.

I believe people live full time on this site, one even has a greenhouse. It is not a holiday park I could recommend 
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Date of Visit: September 2019 Unit:  Motorhome
Nights stayed: 3 Travelling as:  Mature couple
Reviewer: Lms0110 50 reviews from this member

 I think the main draw for this site is its location, 5 mins walk to the chain link ferry and water taxi over to Cowes, and partial views of the Solent & River Medina.

The site is made up of Static residential vans, holiday statics, and touring areas.

The site is sloped so the serviced Pitches are steeply terraced, so not much privacy as vans above are overlooking you.

The hardstanding area is barely wide enough to pitch the van with very little space to walk around it to your service points and lockers, kept having to walk on the water sodden mud patch outside the door, a season of awnings had killed off a lot of the grass.

Also only 10 amp electric so fridge and hot water on was all it could take, put kettle on and it tripped, this happened at least once a day, in the end we changed to gas for the hot water.

If you are familiar with the space of a Caravan Club pitch you will be disappointed. Shower and toilet area needs modernising, a good clean would help, lots of cobwebs.

No dog exercise area provided, had to walk them off site, the Red Squirrel trail is your bet option for safe off lead walking. Reception were helpful, and gave us a choice of pitches to choose from even though they allocate you a pitch.

Pool & Clubhouse closed so couldn't comment. Waitrose is only a 5 min walk so handy for provisions, most of the bars, cafes etc are over in Cowes.

Osborne House is walkable from site but as they don't do a grounds ticket only we didn't bother. St Mildred's Church in Whippingham, Victoria's Church is well worth a visit.

A good walk is from the Church down to the river, and pick up the river path to Newport and back down the other side to Cowes via the Red Squirrel trail, a good round 11 miler. 

Date of Visit: July 2019 Unit:  Tent
Nights stayed: 5 Travelling as:  Family with older children
Reviewer: Rgeo4 4 reviews from this member

 Just come home from a short camping break at the Waverley.

We had a really enjoyable time. The campsite is well maintained with stunning views over the Solent where you could sit all day watching the ship's of all shapes and sizes going in and out of Southampton.

The Waverley is a two or three minute drive from the Red Funnel ferry terminal. There is a nice Waitrose two minutes away for all your shopping. More importantly Osborne House is also two or three minutes away by car.

The campsite as I said is well maintained, the grounds are on quite a slope with the upper pitches terraced, and the lowest pitch level with great views. There is a large open field on the slope for non electric hook ups. Up one side of the site are static caravans (which we have booked one for next year. )

There is a well serviced toilet and shower block, always clean with plentiful hot water. (Although the facilities could probably do with updating. ) The only downside is if you're camping at the bottom of the site it's quite a trek uphill to the toilets, especially in the middle of the night!

There is a clubhouse with good food, drinks and family entertainment, and a heated outdoor pool.

The staff are all friendly and helpful.

Beware there are three quite vicious speed bumps, and if you have a low car you will catch the underside quite easily.

The only real shame is there aren't more level tent pitches with electric hook ups.

On the Isle of Wight there is plenty to see and do, for all ages, with nowhere more than 30 minutes drive away. 
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Date of Visit: August 2019 Unit:  Touring Caravan
Nights stayed: 8 Travelling as:  Family with young children
Reviewer: Littlefizzal 8 reviews from this member

 The site is under 5 minutes from the red funnel ferry terminal. It is on a slope that has been cut into terraces, each touring pitch is fully serviced with waste and water, they are a generous size and have hard standing. There are great views from the pitches of the solent were you can observe the cruise liners leaving Southampton.

The site arranged the ferries around arrival and departure times, they get a discounted ferry rate helping with the overall cost.

The site is well maintained with good facilities.

The bar is open every night with entertainment.

The pool area is clean with a limited number of sunbeds / chairs. We used the pool on numerous occasions and didn't have an issue getting a spot.

Waitrose is a 5 minute down the hill from the site.

10 minute walk into west cowes via the chain ferry which the kids enjoyed.

We will be looking to book again for next year. 

Date of Visit: June 2018 Unit:  Tent
Reviewer: SwiftNick 5 reviews from this member

 Waverley Park is just 3 minutes from the ferry & the first thing you get is a very warm welcome. All the staff are very friendly & as as helpful as can be.

The site has beautiful views from the touring section, overlooking the Solent. The area is terraced so everyone can see the sights. The grounds are kept in a great condition & my wife & I had a marvelous holiday at the site.

There is a heated outdoor pool which is also kept in a pristine condition even though it is a few years old. There is a very good bar & restaurant open in the evenings. We found the food a little on the expensive side but considering the quality, quantity & standard of cooking & presentation well worth the extra. Purely for a bit of fun, there are games & activities each evening, too.

The facilities are not new & up-to-date, but, they are always clean & tidy & well stocked with paper & soaps. Hot water is seemingly limitless.

Wi-fi, I think, covers the whole site & I didn't have any problems at all with it. It was always on & very responsive.

There is a small games room with some slots & other machines & a snooker table in the bar. Although there is not really a shop on site, apart from a few 'dry' bits in reception, it's not a problem as there is a large Waitrose 2 mins down the hill & plenty of other shops & stores fairly nearby. Let's face it, nowhere is very far on an island the size of the Isle of Wight!

All put together, we had a really fantastic holiday at Waverley & should we go back to the island would not hesitate to stay there again. Thank you to all at the park for giving us a memorable stay! 

Date of Visit: June 2018 Unit:  Touring Caravan
Reviewer: Daflad 6 reviews from this member

 Actually still on site writing this. We booked everything through sue at the site. Sue was very helpful and did everything for us including the ferry. When you arrive at east cowes it is 5 minutes to the site. Its a tight turn in to a pull in on the left. If 2 units arrive at the same time it could be a problem. You have to walk up to reception where you receive your pitch number and all the information you need. Making your way to your pitch on the narrow drive way is easy providing nothing comes the other way. The pitches are terraced and spacious. If you want the views you need a motor mover. Also when approaching the pitches make sure you go in giving yourself plenty of room for manoeuvre. Everyone on site that we spoke to have been coming here for years and were very helpful in giving information. The showers are very clean and well looked after. Plenty of hot water. Large pub on site but doesn't open during the day so we didn't use. Swimming pool again not used. Only a short pleasant walk into east cowes but nothing there. Just walk onto the chain ferry only £1.50 return. Takes you across to the main town. We were lucky the week we were there 7 days of red hot weather. This site is well placed and quiet even if weather were bad there is still plenty to see and do on the island. We will be coming back to Waverley and can highly recommend this site. 

Date of Visit: June 2018 Unit:  Motorhome
Reviewer: David Klyne 234 reviews from this member

 To Find Site:- On leaving the Red Funnel Terminal turn left at the Waitrose Supermarket following the brown camping signs. Take the next right (sharp uphill turn) into Old Road and continue to campsite at the top of the hill. On entering the site, park on the left and walk up to reception to check in.

Waverley Park is situated on a hill in East Cowes overlooking the Solent. The site, which is open all year, has a mix of touring pitches and static caravans. The touring pitches are of generous size and mainly on hardstandings and set out on terraces with good views out over the sea. Each pitch has its own fresh water tap and drain set to the side of the pitch which makes access from the vehicle easier. Units can be positioned either nose in or nose out to enable you to look out to sea. Electric points are convenient to the pitches and are rated at 10 amps and use CEE17 blue connectors. Beyond the touring pitches is a large field which slopes steeply down to the Promenade which is used as the tent area. There are a few level places but not many! There is one toilet block which is near to the site reception so a pretty long, uphill walk, from the furthest pitches. The block is of a nice standard and also contains a laundry and covered dishwash area. Across from the block are additional toilets. The chemical emptying point is about halfway down through the site within easy reach of the touring pitches. The site has a small swimming pool and a children’s play area set out on the grass in front of the “Waverley” which is the site bar/restaurant/entertainment hub. (not open all year) There is also a games room for older children. The food, typical pub fare, and drinks seem to be reasonably priced. Reception does have a few items for sale but they are mainly caravan accessory or play related. There is free site wide WiFi which was generally pretty good and quite fast although occasionally it would cut out and be quite difficult to reconnect. I found the mobile 4G quite good here. Our visit was outside of school holidays. Please note that this campsite requires a 25% deposit on booking and full payment six weeks before arrival. They do offer a reasonably priced cancellation insurance policy. The site has some really good deals with Red Funnel Ferries with big discounts on the full fare if booking the site at the same time.

Waverley Park is a good choice for those that don’t want to take their motorhome or car off site during their stay. It is a reasonably short downhill walk into East Cowes where there is a handy Waitrose supermarket. From here you can catch a bus to Newport which is the main hub of bus services on the Island with regular services to all parts of the Island. Alternatively you can take the Chain Ferry over to West Cowes and enjoy the attractions on the other side of the river. However it is worth pointing out that it is quite a steep climb back up to the site for anyone with mobility difficulties. For enthusiasts the Isle of Wight Steam Railway can be reached by bus from Newport. 

Date of Visit: April 2017 Unit:  Motorhome
Reviewer: Rorkie13 10 reviews from this member

 The site is within minutes of East Cowes ferry terminal. It is in a great position with lovely sea views. The staff are friendly. Toilets and showers were of a good standard and very clean. The pitches are a good size. Because it was out of season, the pub, swimming pool etc were not open.

We got a great deal with Red Funnel Ferries and we would highly recommend this site. 

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