Grange Farm Brighstone Bay

UK England South East England Isle Of Wight Brighstone

  • Electrical hook-ups
  • Children’s playground
  • Laundry
  • Dogs welcome
  • Short walk to pub
  • Beaches nearby
  • Good walks nearby
Cliff-top pitches with panoramic sea views and easy access to action and adventure

The ultra-green, festival-hosting Isle of Wight has reinvented itself into a hip little island offering something for everyone today, with exceptional waves for surfers, as well as kite- surfing, paragliding, and summer events that attract new crowds every year. The isle is shaped a bit like a front-on cow’s head. At its temple is, fittingly, a town called Cowes. At its respective ears sit the towns of Yarmouth and Ryde, both of which have regular ferry services to the mainland. And perched atop tall cliffs, behind the beach at Brighstone (about midway down the left of the cow’s jawline), sits the charming Grange Farm campsite.

It’s a lovely, unspoilt site situated in a beautiful part of the island. Two flat, grassy fields go right to the edge of the cliff, and there’s an overflow field across the road, aptly christened the ‘Cool Camping’ Field. You’ll need a sturdy tent for the winds blowing across the top of these fields, but the reward is a panoramic view across the sea and an easy scramble down to the beach below. It’s also a family-run, family-friendly site left deliberately undeveloped. Kids will love getting close to its Noah’s Ark of farm animals, including llamas (Delboy and Rodney), kune pigs, goats, water buffalo, and a variety of poultry. Plus there is a play area for ball games and a children’s playground, with boats and trains, stepping stones and rope bridges, in case the beach should lose its appeal – though parents should be mindful of the cliff edge at all times. All in all, it’s a friendly and wonderfully varied site that enjoys a marvellous location on this multi-faceted isle.



Campfires allowed on the beach below but not on campsite. Two fields with 60 pitches, most with hook-ups; extra Cool Camping Field only open for 28 days in July/August. A heated block has 15 showers, a coin-operated bath, toilets, and washing-up sinks. Laundry, hairdryers, phone and drinks machine. They also offer self-catering in a variety of onsite barn conversions and static caravans.

Suitable For

Tents, campervans, caravans, dogs (in caravans) – yes. Groups – sometimes, by arrangement.


Head out surfing/paragliding/kite-surfing, or take it easy exploring nearby Newport, whose Roman remains can be supplemented by the Roman villa at Brading (01983 406223), which has a visitor centre and museum. Cowes is also one of the isle's liveliest towns. Treat yourself to a visual extravaganza of water, beach, urban, air and land sports at the annual White Air Extreme Sports Festival.

Food & Drink

The Blacksmiths Arms (01983 529263), a little way inland near Newport, serves food and has a pleasant beer garden. English wine’s come a long way. Check out the local vino at Adgestone Vineyard (01983 402503) in Sandown, one of the oldest vineyards in the UK, half a mile from the Roman villa at Brading. The Three Bishops (01983 740226) is a decent family-friendly pub, serving traditional fayre plus it has a pool table and fireplace.

The Wight Mouse Inn - in Chale  (01983 730431)


March – November.

The Owner Says

Welcome to Grange Farm. Brighstone Bay, Isle of Wight! We are one of the few unspoilt, non-commercialised coastal sites with unpolluted sea air, situated on the beautiful south-west coast, with easy access to our sandy beach and picturesque views of our Chine and Brighstone Forest. The whole area is ideal for cycling, fishing, fossil hunting – a walkers paradise. An ideal family holiday for camping or self-catering in our static caravans or converted barns. We are a small family run working farm and have many unusual friendly animals including: Alpacas, Micro-pigs, kune-kune pigs, goats, horse, donkeys, water buffalo, sheep, poultry etc. We offer 4 cottages / barn conversions. Static caravans, Camping, Camping Pods & Hardstanding full service with water-waste.


Contact Grange Farm Brighstone Bay, Brighstone Bay, Isle of Wight PO30 4DA

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Getting There

From Fishbourne/Cowes follow signs to Newport then Carisbrooke. At Carisbrooke take the A3323 to Shorwell and Brighstone. Just before Brighstone, turn left by the church and follow New Road all the way to the end. Grange Farm is opposite. From Yarmouth, follow signs to Freshwater Bay, then follow the A3055 for 5 miles, looking out for Grange Farm on the right.

From Yarmouth/Newport, take bus 7 to Brighstone. Get off at the Three Bishops and walk to the site.


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Rated ★★★★★ over 11 reviews


beautiful location, clean facilities, friendly host, windy!, near local amenities and connected by buses

beautiful location, clean facilities, friendly host, windy!, near local amenities and connected by buses. We were backpacking without a car and visited in early September (after school holidays). The location is remote enough to feel at peace, but connected enough to get to the rest of the island by buses and the occasional cab. The farm is very cute and an attraction in itself. The beach is lovely. Bring airplugs and a half-decent tent... it may be windy but what do you expect on the top of a cliff?!?! Very well ran... a dedicated cleaning team every morning going around. Village shop nearby is very well stocked... had an absolute whale of a time. IoW was itself stunning and everyone was very friendly.
Sep 25, 2021 by Johnny Lui


Had the most relaxing short break the family have had in a long time,the kids loved seeing the animals,the views are to die for,staff are very helpful,and so nice to go for long walks along the beach….the only down side was the site along the way,you can smell they have a problem with there drains which was going on the beach,so glade it was not hot as not sure about the sea water condition
Jul 7, 2021 by Peter/Ann/Simon/kim

Grotty and in need of some TLC

Stayed here for a few days. Very windy! Feels grotty and in need of an update. No extra care seemed to be taken regards to COVID cleaning care. Bins in the toilets hadn’t been emptied, not everyone social distancing and sinks not blocked off plus toilets clearly not cleaned properly either.
Jul 28, 2020 by Rsk

Great location just needs some TLC

The campsite is in a perfect location for exploring the island or just enjoying the beach. We visited most attractions with 30 minutes being our longest journey. The campsite facilities are a bit run down and in need of refurbishment. The facilities were cleaned regularly but there was a lack of detail especially the shower floors! Having said this there was plenty of hot water. We camped near the entrance road and had no problem sleeping. The campsite is lively but if you want peace and quiet you could find somewhere.
Jul 27, 2020 by Keely Eaton Verified Review

Had a blast!

The best about Grange Farm is hands down the view off the cliff and the sound of the rolling waves which you can listen to as a lullaby. The pebble beach makes for great walks and playing by the stream that is joining the sea right there. Our boys also loved the playground and football field. I was happy about the very nice facilities, toilets, showers and washing up area all was nice and clean and had hot water. Now we were unlucky with the temperatures over the long bank holiday weekend but nevertheless loved Grange Farm with all its animals. Make sure you pre-order chocolate croissants the night before to enjoy them warm and try the pizza from the food truck that comes on Friday. (The fish and chips truck was rather disappointing.) Needless to say: we will be back in the summer! :)
May 17, 2019 by Esther Verified Review

Delightful stay

Great location, excellent facilities, friendly and welcoming team. We enjoyed a long weekend in April in one of the gas centrally heated static caravans overlooking the beach. Hope to return again and will recommend to others.
Apr 15, 2019 by Andy Verified Review

Quick review

Lovely location and great views out to sea. We pitched our tipi right on the cliff, 20 feet away from the edge! By chance we were there on the round the island race weekend, a flotilla of 1600 yachts went by our window! Unfortunately a strong south westerly wind blew for the whole 4 days (force 5-7) and this rather spoilt things because we couldn't put up the awning / gazeebo. The whole tent was in motion the whole time! The site is exposed directly to westerly winds coming up the channel. A friendly welcome, but the facilities need updating in my view.

Jul 7, 2016 by SL Farnham

friendly welcome; great location

(Date of visit - June 2015)

We live on the Island and booked a weekend camping while the Isle of Wight Festival was on. We had a warm and friendly welcome and were told to pitch where we liked. Vehicles could be parked next to your plot. The site is on an exposed cliff but there were plenty of areas that were sheltered. We opted to be near the cliff edge (be aware that this stretch of coastline is notorious for erosion and landslips) offering the best views across to the west.

Toilet blocks and washing facilities were clean and pleasant - no complaints from any of our party.

For younger campers there are plenty of swings, climbing ropes, a boat and old tractor to play on. Even better are the number of animals on the farm: Alpacas, goats, sheep, pigs, horses and donkeys amongst others!

A short walk down past the static caravans and you find yourself on the shoreline. A stoney high water mark gives way to nice sand at lower tides. You can walk east or west from here but do seek local advice first as this stretch of coastline is cliff faced with few access points off the beach. The Island coastal path also passes through the site if you wish to yomp further afield.

The campsite shop sold the usual essentials with added bonus of bread or croissants available the following morning (from 0900 at our visit) if ordered the day before. The site also has a visiting fish and chip van and, when we were there, a pizza van. These were well priced and made to order. The local village of Brighstone has two good eateries but we drove 5 minutes to Hulverstone and The Sun Inn ( a favourite spot of actor Benedict Cumberbatch). We hadn't booked but they were happy to accommodate six of us despite us being dressed in our best campsite wear - they are happy to allow dogs in too.

To sum up, Grange Farm comes highly recommended by all of us - the number of locals we met staying there also tells you something.

Jun 28, 2015 by Dominic O'D

Fantastic location

Really lovely location on the clifftop in west wight, just beautiful and peaceful, with easy access to the beach below. Good facilities for children with nice play area and animals. The only (potential) downside , as commented upon by others, is that its locations makes this campsite very exposed so be aware / be prepared in case of windy weather ! But the views and location make that a risk worth taking I think.

Aug 7, 2014 by daydreamer

Grange Farm Brighstone Bay

We stayed here mid week last summer. The site was well laid out with plenty of pitches to choose from, including some near the cliff edge over looking the sea. Its location mean it’s pretty exposed and was really windy during the night! There is a good kids play area and some farm animals to amuse young and old. We were pretty entertained and we are in our late 20s! Facilities were good and the on site shop very well stocked with friendly and helpful owners who told us where to go in the local area. Good base for exploring the isle of wight.
Mar 19, 2012 by mizzgreen

Grange Farm Brighstone Bay

Loved our stay here. I'd read previous reviews that this is a windy spot being on the top of a cliff, so we went prepared. Bought Delta Ground Anchor pegs which were fantastic. a wind break and wrapped up warm. What a stunning spot, overlooking the sea & with all the fantastic rugged cliff scenerary of West Wight. A short walk down the path in the campsite and you're on the beach. Children loved the play area. Stayed Aug bank holiday and it didn't feel too busy at all. My only request would be please provide soap for hand washing in the toilets (the ones in the main block had it, along with plenty of hot water), but those in our field were very nice mobile toilets, with a cold tap. The cold tap was no problem for hand washing, but soap is a must please. Toilets were kept very clean with plenty of loo roll. We shall definitely return.

Aug 31, 2011 by ajp

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