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Cowes overview

Cowes is a friendly place unique for its marina and ferry. You'll enjoy the ample bar and dining choices, along with activities such as boating and sailing. Take in some local culture at popular attractions, such as Beaulieu National Motor Museum and Southampton Maritime Museum. Spinnaker Tower and Gunwharf Quays are popular sights to see. Whatever you're into, Cowes has something for you.

Where to stay in Cowes

Whether you're planning to stay for a night or for the week, the area around Cowes has accommodations to fit every need. Search for hotels in Cowes with Hotels.com by checking our online maps. These display the areas and neighbourhoods around all Cowes hotels so you can see how close you are from landmarks and attractions, and then refine your search within the larger area. The best Cowes hotel deals are here with our lowest price guarantee.

How to get to Cowes

Fly in to Southampton (SOU), 13.3 mi (21.4 km) from central Cowes. Winchester (WNC-Winchester Bus Station) is the next closest major airport, 21.1 mi (33.9 km) away.

What to see around Cowes

Outdoor activities such as boating, taking a ferry and a marina are at hand, along with attractions like:
  • • Cowes Harbour
  • • Island Sailing Club
  • • Royal London Yacht Club
  • • Ryde Pier Head Terminal
  • • Ryde Terminal
The area's museums and cultural sights stand out, and places to visit include:
  • • Sir Max Aitken Museum
  • • Cowes Maritime Museum
  • • Classic Boat Museum
  • • Military History Museum
  • • Quay Arts
It's well known for its seaside and these favourite places for nature lovers:
  • • Cowes Beach
  • • Gurnard Beach
  • • Lepe Country Park
  • • Calshot Beach
  • • Seaclose Park
Top sights in the area include:
  • • Beaulieu National Motor Museum
  • • Spinnaker Tower
  • • Gunwharf Quays
  • • Southampton Maritime Museum

When to visit Cowes

Curious about when the best time to visit is? Here are the seasonal trends to help with your planning:

Seasonal temperatures
  • January-March: 12°C day, 3°C night
  • April-June: 21°C day, 5°C night
  • July-September: 22°C day, 10°C night
  • October-December: 17°C day, 5°C night
Seasonal average rainfall
  • January-March: 6 cm
  • April-June: 5 cm
  • July-September: 10 cm
  • October-December: 6 cm
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