UKSA enjoys a 4-acre, waterfront location in Cowes on the sunny Isle of Wight and is the perfect location to use as a base camp or combine your residential stay with watersports and team building activities.
Our campus provides everything you need on-site, with facilities including accommodation with 200+ residential beds, in-house catering, dining room, indoor heated swimming pool, full-sized sports hall, classrooms, Wi-fi, bar, pool table, dedicated children’s chill-out area, and CCTV perimeter fences and secure front gates.
With a range of accommodation open to arranged groups, students and clubs, every group size small or large can be catered for. Our recently opened new accommodation block contains self-contained 4 berth bunk en-suite rooms, wheelchair accessible bedrooms, study areas and meeting rooms. Additional blocks have dormitory-style 6/8 berth bunk rooms. All accommodation blocks have single and twin en-suite rooms available for leaders. B&B, half board or full board options are available. B&B includes breakfast served in UKSA’s onsite canteen. Full board includes three meals a day, with a packed lunch for when you’re on the move.
Our location in Cowes provides the perfect base from which to explore the beautiful Isle of Wight. Groups looking to enjoy the multi-activity residential visits UKSA are renowned for can learn to sail, stand up paddleboard, windsurf, kayak and more. Activities are tailored to your group’s desires, age and ability. Party leaders need no previous experience of water activities - our trained and qualified instructors take care of all activities afloat.
Cowes is widely regarded as being at the heart of sailing, and with good reason. The Isle of Wight is blessed with great weather and warm waters, with beaches and creeks facing in all directions it's no surprise people flock here.
Base camp packages include:
*Full use of our facilities
*B&B half or full board options
*Transfer from the ferries (travel on a private ferry for groups of 10+ booking an activity)
*Activities can be added to your stay
UKSA are open all year apart from 2 weeks over the Christmas period.
- Number of Rooms / Units
|Room / Unit Type||Room / Unit Tariff*|
|Britannia||£35.00 per person per night (breakfast included)|
|Endeavour||£35.00 per person per night (breakfast included)|
|Invincible||£35.00 per person per night (breakfast included)|
*Dormitory rooms are priced at £35 per person per night (breakfast included).
Full Board from £55 per person/per night
Rates applicable to groups only. For individual prices please enquire directly with UKSA reception on 01983 294941. Supplements are applicable for Cowes Week.
Residential visits from £200 per person (for a two-night, three-day residential visit – to include full board, watersports activities, evening entertainment, and accommodation)
- Accessible Bedrooms
- Accessible Lift
- Disabled Parking
- No dogs (Guide dogs accepted)
- Ramp / Level Access
- Cater for vegetarians
- Evening meal available on request
- Half board supplement (£)
- Packed lunches by arrangement
- Serve breakfast
- Serve evening meal
- Serve lunch
- Vegans catered for
- Vegetarians catered for
Children & Infants
- Accept children (Minimum age) - min age 6
- Family Friendly, Children Welcome
- Open now
- Beach / Coast within walking distance
- Beach/Coast 10 min walking distance
- Cater for females
- Cater for groups - including single sex groups
- Cater for individuals
- Cater for males
- Central heating throughout
- Children aged 12yrs+ welcome
- Closed Christmas and New Year
- Conference facilities
- Drying Facilities
- Ferry inclusive/ferries can be arranged
- Groups welcome
- Licensed for alcohol
- Meeting rooms
- Open all year round
- Public Telephone
- Wireless Internet Access - in some rooms
- Eating Out Within Walking Distance
- Fitness facilities close by
- Indoor heated pool - with restricted hours
- Indoor pool
- Swimming Pool
- Water sports facilities
Parking & Transport
- Bus stop within walking distance
- In town/city centre - within a 10 minute walk
- Seafront - within 10 minutes walk
Room / Unit Features
- All rooms non-smoking
- Colour Television some rooms
- Digital TV Some Rooms
- Drying facilities
- Ground Floor Room(s)
- River view some rooms
- Baggage Storage
- Cyclists welcome
- Short breaks available
- Walkers Welcome
Travel & Trade
- Group discounts available
- Packed lunches available
- Wi-fi available
Map & Directions
From East Cowes ferry, second exit at roundabout onto Well Road, turn right onto York Avenue and straight onto ferry road to the floating bridge to West Cowes.
From Fishbourne ferry, B3339 (Fishbourne lane), A3054 to Newport, A3020 to West Cowes.
From Yarmouth ferry, A3054 to Newport, A3020 to West Cowes.
Public Transport Directions
For bus information please visit the Southern Vectis website at www.islandbuses.info/
ACCESS TO PUBLIC AREAS
RESTAURANT / BREAKFAST / DINING ROOM
BEDROOMS: FOR GUESTS WHO USE A WHEELCHAIR
This information is self-assessed; therefore we accept no liability for its accuracy. Please contact the venue for further information.
- 3 Visit England Stars Alternative Accommodation
- Visit England Awards - Cyclists Welcome 2013
- Visit England Awards - Walkers Welcome 2013
- Regional and Miscellaneous - Ferry Discount Available 2022
- Regional and Miscellaneous - WTTC Safe Travels 2021
|Open (2 Jan 2022 - 19 Dec 2022)|