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    Default Harcourt sands


    Hello, my first post so feel free to rip me to pieces

    Access, Not easy its got security and its tight. Or so i was told !

    Story..
    An old advertisment for Harcourt Sands now derelict and abandoned ...

    Set in award-winning gardens that stretch down to a sandy beach, ideal for strolls and views across the Solent. Indoor pool includes a super flume, bubble pool and sauna. Outdoor pool is open from end of May to end of August. Children will enjoy the Toboggan Run and their own programme of fun activities. Other attractions include short-mat bowling, archery, gentle fun-fitness, line dancing, tea dances, championship 3 rink indoor bowls and bingo. Plus evening entertainment with top class cabaret and live dance band. Chalets include ensuite shower or bathroom, tea and coffee facilities, colour TV, fresh towels and soap, and bed linen. Ambassador Chalets (available at a supplement) are furnished to a higher standard and include Teletext TV, hairdryer, radio-alarm, a welcoming bottle of sparkling wine, chocolates and fruit basket. Ambassador Plus also includes refrigerator.

    In the future ?

    TDP are appointed by the landowner to manage the redevelopment of a redundant holiday village on the Isle of Wight covering an area of about 12 hectares (30 acres).

    The site has the benefit of a mature parkland setting fronting onto an unspoilt stretch of beach with magnificent views across The Solent. We have commissioned a considerable amount of market analysis to support a Business Plan that promotes a mix of uses on the site including high quality holiday accommodation.

    We are currently co-ordinating the design team in the preparation of a master plan ahead of submitting a planning application.

    The proposed scheme will comprise a variety of accommodation from detached houses to serviced apartments. The proposal includes sport, leisure and other recreational uses. Its aim is to become the foremost holiday location on the Isle of Wight and to spearhead the Islandís renaissance as a tourist destination

    SAM_0259 by urbanisle, on Flickr

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    SAM_0264 by urbanisle, on Flickr

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    Hope you all enjoy the pictures if this all works!




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    really good 1st posting mate, puts my dribble to shame... large purple pineapple anyone ?

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    Nicely done mate for your first post well done chapÖ.
    And the boss liking it to thatís got to be an added bonus
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    Thumbs up first report


    hi, a very good first report. it reminded me of a holliday in 1960 at butlins skegness its changed a lot there now. look forward to your next post.
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    Nice one mate looks a great explore verry nice job thanks for sharing

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    Excellant report,well done for doing this one.

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    hey buddy awsome pics ive been meaning to take a look at this site for a while now looks good

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    Default more pics


    If you want to see more..
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    Last edited by urbanisle; 30th May 11 at 17:53. Reason: wrong add

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    Nice one!

    I'd thought about checking it out when I was visiting my parents on the island once but I heard it was already gone... god knows why I was told that now that I see it's obviously still there!

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    This is a great first post! I'll have a giant purple pineapple!

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    Good first post chap.

    Did you see any sign of security when you were there?
    Last edited by Urban Mole; 1st Jun 11 at 19:54.
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    Great first post - great pics...
    I love old camp sites and stuff like this....well done.....

    *runs off with big, purple pineapple strapped to her back*

    Find something in this world worth dying for, and spend everyday living for it.
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    Thanks for all your comments. The site has security, i visited the day before to check it out. See photo. I went back the following day and found the site free of any security as i went round


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    Looks a good explore.

    Thanks for posting

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    Great first post, Urbanisle. Excellent pics...I love the shells left on the window ledge.
    Welcome to DP, btw.
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    I come from the west country and I can drive a tractor.


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