The location of attractions is intended only as a guide. Distances are 'as the crow flies'.
Situated on the outskirts of Cowes, this pub has a separate restaurant serving a wide choice of freshly prepared meals, vegetarian options and Sunday lunch. There's outside seating for warmer days.
A shingle and sand beach which runs the length of the Esplanade. Further away from the town you will find a playground and paddling pool with a row of beach huts. Car parking is available neaby either on the roadside or car park. At high tide the beach disappears so check the tide times before you go. Dogs are not allowed from May to September. There is no lifeguard cover.
Budding botanists and devoted dendrologists rejoice, for this is a beautiful trail under 2 miles long, featuring some special species of trees as you walk around Cowes. iwight.com have a full description and printable download.
Across the river from its big sister, Cowes, there are views beautiful enough to attract Queen Victoria, who built a summer house here. There's plenty of natural attractions to take in too, with the beaches of the north coast, or head inland to other Heritage attractions like the Newport Roman Villa.
A hidden gem, west of well-known Cowes, think beautiful beach huts lining the shores, picnic greens and happy families. This is a great place to bring the little ones. Only a half hour walk from Cowes makes it well located for bigger days out, but you should find all you need here, with the sailing club keeping everyone entertained and the plethera of eateries keeping everyone full.
Gurnard is such a pretty place. The children loved skimming stones on the beach here, then a long play in the lovely park (which is enclosed) and then we finished off with a hot chocolate and a slice of cake at the Watersedge Beach Cafe. Perfect!
A large area of woodland maintained by the Forestry Commission. There's miles of woodland walks suitable for both walkers and mountain bikers. The red squirrel hide is a great place to spot wildlife from.
Great place for a walk and to get close to nature - and we saw a red squirrel!
Beautiful place to walk the dog and the kids!
An exciting challenge of puzzles, mystery, intrigue with a touch of adrenaline! This could well be the answer to a rainy day activity. Booking essential.
If you are looking for authentic Indian food cooked to order then this is the place for you.
Also known as the chain ferry, this floating bridge takes foot passengers and cars across the river Medina from East Cowes to Cowes. It only takes a couple of minutes and runs every day of the year.
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