The location of attractions is intended only as a guide. Distances are 'as the crow flies'.
Enjoy views across the Solent from the bar and bio-fold doors leading out on to the heated terrace. Sympathetically refurbished, the floors are flagstone and re-claimed wood. The menu is traditional with seafood a speciality. Dogs and children are welcome and a kids menu is available. Local musicians regularly have a slot here.
A shingle beach overlooking the Solent with great views of passing ships and yachts. Princes Parade promenade runs the length of the beach to Gurnard Beach with a cafe and shop at the western end. Ticketed parking is along the roadside and there is also a car park with toilets nearby. Dogs are not allowed from May to the end of 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.
If you had to name a town on the Isle of Wight, this would be most people's answer. Famous for 'Cowes Week', a world reknowned sailing event, the town sits at the mouth of the River Medina on the northern tip of the island. Easy to escape to from the mainland, Cowes has everything you could want from a holiday destination.
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!
Parkland open to the public with tennis courts, pitch and putt, toilets, parking and refreshments. An idyllic garden to wander around, peaceful and tranquil.
Situated in Gurnard approximately five minutes drive away from Cowes, food is served here daily and a childs menu is also available. Regular entertainment takes place with quiz nights on a Monday and dogs are welcome (in the pub that is!)
Situated on the waterfront in Cowes and home to Cowes Week spectacular programme of events.
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