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 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!
A small museum with free entry offering a collection of plans, photographs and models from shipbuilding to sailing. Check their website for opening times as this facility does not open every day of the week.
A large pub with a lively bar, welcoming both locals and vistors. Darts, pool, Pentanque Terrain and a whole host of other games are on offer to entertain you. Two real ales are always available and dogs are welcome.
A little cafe with a good reputation for home made meals, fresh crab and decent coffee. Dogs are welcome.
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