Cowes Base Camp UKSA, Arctic Road, Cowes, Isle of Wight, PO31 7PQ

Call Schools & Groups Team on 01983 203045

  • Front elevation of white building from the sea
  • Moderb dorm with ample storage space
  • dorm with metal bunks
  • large dining room with tables and chairs
  • communal area
  • indoor swimming pool
  • 2 boys playing indoor football in a sports hall
  • exterior view of two story Sea.Change building
  • children crabbing
  • group of children adn leader paddling in a dingy

Accommodation & Watersport Activity Centre in Cowes

Cowes Base Camp is located at UKSA, a charitable organisation and leading Watersports centre, in the bustling seaport of Cowes on the Isle of Wight. UKSA offers great-value catered accommodation and activities for groups of all sizes (from 10 to 335)

This new Base Camp initiative is aimed at families and small groups who are looking for a holiday by the sea with optional activities.

The accommodation is in private 4-person, 6-person, and 8-person bunk rooms with some twin and single rooms. Ideal for families of all sizes. The rooms are arranged in blocks so large and small groups have self-contained spaces. There are no self-catering facilities and guests can choose from B&B, half, or full board.

The Base Camp's 4-acre site is situated directly on the waterfront. Facilities include an indoor heated swimming pool, canteen, full-sized sports hall, drying room, outdoor bike storage, bar, young person’s chill out zone and outside relaxing area. There is also a variety of classrooms and break-out areas if needed.

A wide range of watersports and land-based activities can be arranged if required. Activities such as sailing, paddleboarding, windsurfing, kayaking etc are hugely popular with the young and the young at heart.

As well as the sea, the island has plenty to entertain you. Why not visit some of the island's famous attractions like Dinosaur Isle or Osborne House?

There is limited car parking and transfers to and from the ferries can be arranged with notice. Making this an ideal location for a holiday without your car.
Cowes Base Camp is located at UKSA, a charitable organisation and leading watersports centre. It offers catered holidays by the sea with optional activities for families and groups of all sizes. Choose from private 4, 6 or 8-person rooms. The Base Camp is directly on the waterfront. Facilities include an indoor heated swimming pool, canteen and full-sized sports hall.
Cowes Base Camp is located at UKSA, a charitable organisation and leading Watersports centre, in the bustling seaport of Cowes on the Isle of Wight. UKSA offers great-value catered accommodation and activities for groups of all sizes (from 10 to 335)

This new Base Camp initiative is aimed at families and small groups who are looking for a holiday by the sea with optional activities.

The accommodation is in private 4-person, 6-person, and 8-person bunk rooms with some twin and single rooms. Ideal for families of all sizes. The rooms are arranged in blocks so large and small groups have self-contained spaces. There are no self-catering facilities and guests can choose from B&B, half, or full board.

The Base Camp's 4-acre site is situated directly on the waterfront. Facilities include an indoor heated swimming pool, canteen, full-sized sports hall, drying room, outdoor bike storage, bar, young person’s chill out zone and outside relaxing area. There is also a variety of classrooms and break-out areas if needed.

A wide range of watersports and land-based activities can be arranged if required. Activities such as sailing, paddleboarding, windsurfing, kayaking etc are hugely popular with the young and the young at heart.

As well as the sea, the island has plenty to entertain you. Why not visit some of the island's famous attractions like Dinosaur Isle or Osborne House?

There is limited car parking and transfers to and from the ferries can be arranged with notice. Making this an ideal location for a holiday without your car.

This accommodation is featured on our map of South of England and South East England and here is its own website.

Availability

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Details

  • Beds & Rooms:

    335: 12x8,5x6,41x4,14x2,10x1
  • Open:

    All year (except Xmas)
  • Price per night:

    Accommodation with activities: 4 nights/5 days from £299pp, 2 nights/3 days from £220pp. Accommodation £50pp (full board). Get in touch for family and group rates.
  • Booking:

    Phone or email to discuss your requirements.
  • Directions:

    UKSA is easily assessible from Southampton by car via Red Funnels car ferry. Arriving in East Cowes, The Base Camp is a short ferry hop across the river to West Cowes. The heart of Cowes is a couple of minutes away in a car. The Base Camp has limited parking, please phone to explore car parking options.
  • Public Transport :

    UKSA is easily accessible from Southampton on foot, via Red Funnel’s "Red Jet passenger service". Arriving in West Cowes, it's a 5-minute walk to the Base Camp or a short taxi ride. Many groups enjoy getting a private boat directly to UKSA's pontoons.
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This accommodation is available at the following peak times

Available August Bank Holiday 2023 Available October Half Term 2024 Available for Christmas 2023 Available New Year 2024 / 2025 Available February Half Term 2025 Available Easter 2025 Available May Day Bank Holiday 2025 Available Spring Bank Holiday or Half Term 2025

Facilities

aMixed dormitories
bSingle sex dormitories
cPrivate rooms
&Family rooms
rAccessibility features
dBedding provided
gFully heated
mMeals available (with notice)
nBreakfast available (with notice)
oMeals available locally
iDrying room
jShowers
[WiFi

r Accessibility Info

Every effort is made to ensure that a stay at Cowes Basecamp is as accessible as possible. ..Click for photos and more

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News & Offers from Cowes Base Camp UKSA

Isle of Wight National Landscape

March 20th 2024

The Isle of Wight is a rural island with a long history as a seaside family holiday resort. The north of the island retains its traditional pattern of woodlands, fields and hedgerows, which is in contrast with the open grazed chalk downs. The island is also a popular yachting centre, focused on Cowes and Yarmouth. Cowes Base Camp is a watersports centre. It offers catered holidays by the sea with optional activities for families and groups of all sizes. There are seven long-distance trails to walk and the coast path to explore.

Beach, coast and town of Freshwater by in Isle of Wight National Landscape
News

Sand, sea, sunshine & sailing.

December 27th 2023

These and more are waiting for you at a Cowes Basecamp holiday or minibreak on the magical Isle of Wight. Book a private room for your family, a block of rooms for a larger group or the whole 355 bed/4 acre site for your school or organisation. A whole range of exciting watersport activities can be booked if you wish. But booking activities is not obligatory, you might want to explore the island instead.

Two children in a small sailing dingy
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Front elevation of white building from the sea

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