We have stayed here at least 3 times now and really love this campsite. It is a perfect location for us whenever we choose to go to the Isle of Wight. It's easy to get to from the ferry (by car) and once there it is great for using as a base. We tend to stick to the Shanklin area when we go out for a drink and something to eat but if you take the car during the day it is ideal for seeing the whole island.
It is very easy to walk to the pubs from the campsite. It takes about 25 minutes. We love going to Shanklin and also Sandown, having a few beers and something to eat and then wandering back in the dark through the next door holiday park and then along the path between the fields. It's nice and creepy! Take a torch!!
The pitches are nice and large- we have camped here in a tent but also recently taken our van to sleep in. The toilet blocks are ok for a campsite- of course it would be nice to have new, shiny ones but it's not really an issue.
My favourite thing about this site is the lake for carp fishing. I love it! For some reason I seem to have pretty good luck here. They are not big things but if you want to pull a fair few out in an afternoon's fishing then this lake is perfect. I use my pole here and I think I have the 'record' (LOL) with a 6 pounder common carp. They also have plenty of little roach/ rudd hybrids for the kiddies to catch- they have lovely orange colouring and bright red fins and you can see them swimming about near the surface. Bear in mind there are a few rules as expected and you can't fish with boilies- which makes sense as it's a small lake and small fish so natural baits are best. I have not fished the smaller lake next to the bigger one but I have seen signs of the fish in there. Maybe I'll give that a go next time we're here.
The campsite also has quite a few great walks nearby. We can always find somewhere to go or places to see when we're here and the cost of the site also helps in keeping us coming back.
Regarding the staff- we've never had a single issue with the staff at Ninham. Kate was fab and everyone else we've met have been kind, courteous, polite and helpful.We shall definitely be back.
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