You are situated directly on the sea front.
Large comfy sofas with views over the garden and out to sea.
Take a seat at the breakfast-bar, the perfect place to watch the chef cooking up a feast.
Breakfast in bed whilst you take in the sea view.
With seating in the garden and under the verandah, dine al fresco in sun or shade.
Your private beach area can be found at the bottom of the garden, follow the path to the left for your morning dip.
The open plan space has lots of room to enjoy watching the chef at work, eating together or just cosying up on the sofa.
Enjoy local and seasonal delights whilst on holiday.
Relax with your morning coffee.
The gorgeous main bedroom...
... with en suite shower-room.
This en-suite bedroom can be set up as a twin or double bed.
The separate WC and wash-basin.
Sea Lights' spectacular position in Gurnard.
The front entrance of Sea Lights.
Sunshine or shade under the umbrella enjoy the view with a good read.
A glass of wine with a sea view!
Lobster pot, grasses and lantern lights border the garden at Sea Lights.
Whether on the veranda or down on the deck there are a number of areas to seat and enjoy the spectacular view of the Solent.
Welcome to Sea Lights, ready to start an amazing holiday. There is private parking for three cars available.
The large, sloped green with children's playground area behind the sea front in Gurnard.
Beach huts stand looking out to see at Gurnard.
A great spot to go crabbing!
Grab a bite to eat at The Woodvale nearby.
The hustle and bustle of Cowes town centre.
Freshwater Bay in West Wight is a lovely place for a beach day.
The Isle of Wight has the perfect combination of stunning coastline and beautiful countryside.
St Catherine's Lighthouse sits overlooking the bay.

Sea Lights

4967

1.4 miles W of Cowes / Sleeps 4 + cot*

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The location of attractions is intended only as a guide. Distances are 'as the crow flies'.

Nearest pub

Rated 5 out of 5 stars

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!)

Rated 5 out of 5 stars

April 2023

Great views and good for kids

Great views and good for kids, we ate here and were pleased. It has a big beer garden overlooking the Solent and the Sailing Club and accessible access.

Nearest beach

This little known beach is a favourite amongst locals. Accessed via a path called Shore Path through the trees behind Gurnard Sailing Club, this sand and shingle beach enjoys a lush backdrop and beautiful views. With no lifeguards on duty or provisions along the beach, pack up sun cream, water and some tasty treats and enjoy a day of paddling and relaxing.

Nearest walk

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.

Nearest town

Rated 5 out of 5 stars

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.

Rated 5 out of 5 stars

February 2017

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!

Also nearby

Rated 4 out of 5 stars

Offering views across the Solent, this bistro bar and restaurant has a wide ranging menu throughout the day. You can watch the world go by from the outdoor seating or enjoy the nautical interior inside. Dogs and children are welcome.

Rated 4 out of 5 stars

August 2023

Fabulous Old Fort

Wonderful seafront eatery and hostelry. Delicious food, great service - all with fab views of the sea and moorings


Rated 4 out of 5 stars

July 2023

Great food and atmosphere

The food here is always excellent and the staff friendly and efficient.


Rated 4 out of 5 stars

June 2023

The Old Fort Seaview

Pub / restaurant


Rated 4 out of 5 stars

April 2023

Great views, tasty vegan food

We booked in advance having seen reviews about it being busy, glad we did it was full. We were lucky to get window table, wonderful view, relaxed environment, friendly efficient staff. Great to gave vegan options and can recommend the quality chilli. Would certainly go again!


Rated 4 out of 5 stars

October 2022

Great Atmosphere

Ate here twice during our weeks stay in Seaview. Even though we hadn’t booked the first time we went, which was a busy Saturday lunch time and we were a party of 6 including a 3 year old, we were given a warm welcome and seated with no problems. We had great service and the food was delicious on both occasions. We booked for our second visit as it seems to be a very popular place, understandably given the quality of the food and the service. Very family friendly too with a great buzzy atmosphere, would highly recommend a visit.


Rated 4 out of 5 stars

June 2022

Great food and atmosphere

Food


Rated 4 out of 5 stars

June 2022

Great pub

Excellent food and wine list, very helpful staff, not to be missed


Rated 4 out of 5 stars

June 2022

Amazing food and dog friendly

So nice we went twice for food and several times for a drink outside after a day on the beach!
Dog friendly and a lovely view.
Great menu and fab service


Rated 4 out of 5 stars

May 2022

Nice evening meal

Great atmosphere, nice staff, good food, reasonable pricing


Rated 4 out of 5 stars

February 2022

Excellent

Great service, food and view, visited a number of times during our stay and were never disappointed.


Rated 4 out of 5 stars

October 2021

Food great and great location

Lovely location on seafront and food was excellent. Staff friendly and attentive too.


Rated 4 out of 5 stars

September 2021

Lovely views, friendly staff, nice food

We visited a couple of times and enjoyed it. Great view!


Rated 4 out of 5 stars

September 2021

Excellent food and great staff

This is a great place to eat as it has some lovely dishes and has a specials board. We tried the sea bass which was so nice we returned for a second helping! Our party also tried the fish of the day which was a whole sea bream, again delicious. The shell on prawns, the fish and chips and the crab ramekin were also really nice and the bread served here was gorgeous and you get plenty of butter. The chocolate brownie dessert was a triumph too. All of this, plus it is dog friendly! Definitely recommended to try.


Rated 4 out of 5 stars

September 2021

The Old Fort

Great food, lovely staff and very welcoming


Rated 4 out of 5 stars

July 2021

Friday lunch

Two had ploughman's, one fish and chips, one sea bass. All excellent.
The new to the menu Lemon Posset was a delightful end to the meal.


Rated 4 out of 5 stars

June 2021

Good quality, well priced

Good quality, well priced and varied menu, with indoor and outdoor seating. We had a whole fresh plaice, and pulled pork burger, and both were excellent. Decent wine list as well


Rated 4 out of 5 stars

June 2021

Mrs Rachel Coleman

Our fish


Rated 4 out of 5 stars

February 2020

Excellent friendly service.

Lovely staff and food.


Rated 4 out of 5 stars

July 2019

Curry nights

We usually go to the weekly curry night when we are on holiday


Rated 4 out of 5 stars

July 2019

The Old Fort Seaview

Lovely seaside pub with outside sitting area. Enjoyed the food, but you do need to book ahead as they get very busy and its OK to sit outside if it is a balmy summer evening.


Rated 4 out of 5 stars

June 2019

Nice but....

We never got to actually eat in this pub. We did try several times but we were either too late or too early and they weren't serving food and then on our last evening there we were told no dogs after 6pm so we couldn't get a table. To be honest we did rather feel that sailing club members were given priority over holiday makers and that we were a bit of a nuisance that is tolerated rather than encouraged.

A recently opened community shop offering local produce, newspapers, fresh fruit, veg and milk. It's ideally situated in the middle of Seaview and a great place to stock up. They are only open mornings until Easter and then will extend to all day until October.

Rated 5 out of 5 stars

April 2023

Fantastic community shop!

An absolute treasure trove selling everyday essentials and lots of special island treats. Very pleasant people running it.


Rated 5 out of 5 stars

April 2023

Great community shop

Well stocked with fresh bread and bakery items daily. Very helpful, polite staff. Nice to talk to local people who helped with advice on days out, beaches etc


Rated 5 out of 5 stars

April 2023

Friendly and sell stocked

Went in for one thing came out with 6 including beautiful local artist card plus a new beach spade and tasty sourdough bread!Very handy organised little shop and always a bonus when served with cheerful attitude.


Rated 5 out of 5 stars

July 2022

Well stocked shop right in the middle of Seaview

A community shop spread over three linked rooms.
A good selection of food and general necessities and also buckets, spades and crabbing lines.


Rated 5 out of 5 stars

June 2022

Gem of a shop

Everything you need for day to day catering. Wonderful


Rated 5 out of 5 stars

October 2021

Everything you need

If staying in Seaview please support this shop with its friendly staff.


Rated 5 out of 5 stars

February 2020

Wonderful.

Great selection. Lovely staff.


Rated 5 out of 5 stars

September 2019

Great choice

This shop was open at 2 set times during the day, and we were pleased to see it was open until 18.30 when we stayed in Sept. They have a great choice of local produce including dairy items, the milk and Greek yogurt we had was delicious. The fruit was fresh and good quality, plus on sale were various dry goods and newspapers. A great selection of items. We will use the shop again if we return to Seaview.


Rated 5 out of 5 stars

February 2018

Great Little Local Shop

A new community shop recently opened in the heart of the village. It offers fresh fruit and vegetables, milk, bread and other local produce. This is the perfect place to get provisions in Seaview and saves a trip to the supermarket in the car.

Rated 5 out of 5 stars

A traditional pub located in Cowes old town, close to the ferry terminal and yacht clubs. Food is locally sourced where possible and cooked to order. Children and dogs are welcome.

Rated 5 out of 5 stars

October 2021

Nice cosy pub

Popped in for a drink early evening. Cosy, traditional pub with a nice atmosphere. Not sure if they serve food as didn’t see any sign of any whilst there.

Rated 5 out of 5 stars

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.

Rated 5 out of 5 stars

September 2021

Walk in the forest

Lovely place to walk, the dogs loved it but we didn't see any squirrels unfortunately


Rated 5 out of 5 stars

April 2017

Great place for a walk and to get close to nature - and we saw a red squirrel!


Rated 5 out of 5 stars

February 2017

Beautiful place to walk the dog and the kids!

Rated 5 out of 5 stars

Set on the banks of the river Medina, this pub is close to Cowes and is well placed for visiting yachtsmen who sail up the river. The pub is open plan and serves seasonal food. Dogs are welcome.

Rated 5 out of 5 stars

September 2023

Good food ...

...lovely setting. Nice staff.

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