Waverley Park, Old Road, East Cowes, IOW, PO32 6AW, Tel 01983293452

www.waverley-park.co.uk

 

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.

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