About Cowes

Cowes is the northern-most town on the Isle of Wight and has the unique feature of being split into two by the mouth of the River Medina.  Both sides of the town are steeped in maritime heritage.

If you stay in West Cowes, usually known as just “Cowes”, as opposed to East Cowes, you will find yourself closer to the Championship venues which are all based this side of the river.  It is however easy to cross form one side of Cowes to the other via the chain ferry which carries both foot passengers and vehicles.  Also aim to find accommodation which is only a 10 minute walk from the High Street/marinas.  The accommodation highlighted here is close to the centre of town unless we have stated otherwise.

Note that during the summer months accommodation in Cowes tends to fill up very quickly so it is best to book early if you want to stay in the heart of the town.

There is a large selection of places to stay to suit all tastes and budgets.  Choose from the charms of traditional hotels by the seaside, some great quality bed and breakfast accommodation, or opt for family facilities offered at our holiday parks and campsites.  For a whole crew, or larger group, a self-catering holiday cottage or apartment could be your best option.  As a sailor, you will also be welcome at the Cowes yacht clubs which all offer single, twin and double accommodation on a bed and breakfast basis throughout the season.  Please also visit Cowes Online www.cowes.co.uk for more extensive information on the town.