Five-star, award-winning facilities and the breath taking forest on your doorstep – the ideal combination for a long weekend, midweek break or longer holiday.

A panoramic view of the countryside, with a viewing area in the foreground. The bench features a wooden heart arch.

Sandy Balls in the New Forest

Set in the beautiful New Forest National Park, you will experience a new adventure every day.

In addition to Sandy Balls’ variety of on-site facilities and activities, our location adds a little bit extra, with its winding paths leading to one stunning beauty spot after another.

Sandy Balls has welcomed tens of thousands of guests to the village since opening its doors nearly 100 years ago. Experience speaks for itself and our service is second-to-none. With a superb range of quality accommodation, from luxury woodland lodges to static holiday homes – all in the beautiful setting of the New Forest National Park.

The name Sandy Balls dates back to the reign of King Henry VII when ‘sandyballas’ – domed sand and gravel outcrops on our western boundary first appeared on historic maps.

The land was bought by Ernest Westlake in 1919. In the early years it was home to a youth movement but his ultimate vision was to provide a beauty spot for families, and so in 1937 several log cabins were placed among the trees.

These later became home to evacuees during the war. During the 70’s and 80’s the village began to transform into the Sandy Balls of today – featuring luxury accommodation, five star facilities and a team which is renowned for its award-winning welcome!

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