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Explore the waterfront setting in East Cowes

The island views and riverfront provide a pleasant backdrop to your holiday home in East Cowes. This scenic and relaxing city entices travellers with its boating and shopping. Spinnaker Tower and Gunwharf Quays are just a couple of the must-see attractions in the area. Whether you're planning a family holiday, romantic stay or trip with friends, holiday rentals offer features like full kitchens and laundry facilities for a more convenient stay.


Activities and attractions in East Cowes

Are you looking for top things to see and do in the area? Venture out of your cosy holiday rental and experience everything that makes East Cowes a fun place to get away to. Here are some of the major attractions to explore, all within 30 miles (48.2 km) of the city centre:

  • Butterfly and Fountain World (2.4 mi / 3.8 km)
  • Owl and Monkey Haven (2.7 mi / 4.4 km)
  • Isle of Wight Steam Railway (3.6 mi / 5.8 km)
  • Robin Hill (4.1 mi / 6.5 km)
  • Garlic Farm (5.1 mi / 8.1 km)
  • Calshot Activities Centre (5.4 mi / 8.7 km)
Natural features

Exploring the natural landscape of East Cowes

Whether you're looking for adventure or just want to spend some time taking in the scenery, East Cowes is a great place to get out in nature. These are a few of the area's most stunning natural features, all within 30 miles (48.2 km) of the city centre:

  • Cowes Beach (2.4 mi / 3.8 km)
  • Gurnard Beach (2.8 mi / 4.4 km)
  • Seaclose Park (2.8 mi / 4.5 km)
  • Thorness bay (4.2 mi / 6.7 km)
  • Lepe Country Park (4.8 mi / 7.6 km)
  • Calshot Beach (5.1 mi / 8.2 km)
How to get there

How to get to and around East Cowes

The nearest airport is in Southampton (SOU), located 14.8 mi (23.8 km) from the city centre. If you're unable to find a flight that fits your schedule, you could book a flight to Bournemouth (BOH-Bournemouth Intl.), which is 24.8 mi (39.9 km) away.

How many holiday rentals are available around East Cowes?

Our 2020 accommodation listings offer a large selection of 1,095 holiday lettings around East Cowes. From 253 flats & apartments to 229 houses, find unique self catering accommodation for you to enjoy a memorable stay with your family and friends for a long holiday or a weekend break.

Can I rent a seaside property in East Cowes?

If you go crazy for ocean views and the rhythmic lapping of waves, you're in luck! HomeAway has 369 rental properties by the beach to pick from. Searching for a different setting? See if any of our other properties catch your eye. Our options for this destination include:

  • 283 beach holiday accommodation options.
  • 198 town holiday accommodation options.
  • 181 village holiday accommodation options.

Can I rent a house in East Cowes?

Our house holiday rentals are real accommodation for real travellers. With tons of space to spread out, they're perfect for those who want to live like a local. There are 473 options currently on HomeAway. Prices start at £37 per night. If that doesn't match your group's style, we have a range of other self-catering accommodation options available, such as:

  • Cottage: 380 self-catering accommodation options. Prices start from £59 per night.
  • Apartment: 258 self-catering accommodation options. Prices start from £58 per night.
  • Hotel: 58 self-catering accommodation options. Prices start from £30 per night.

Can I stay in East Cowes in a large group?

Nothing beats reuniting with your old friends or spending a couple of weeks with your beloved relatives in a sensational new locale. What's best, HomeAway has places big enough for the whole squad. House holiday rentals are the favoured option for larger sized groups, with 105 available here. The holiday rentals that are perfect for large numbers in this area include:

  • On the hunt for rentals that can house 6 holiday makers? We have 305 that will suit. The prices start from £58 per night.
  • If you've got 8 in your party, you'll be thrilled to find out that there are 141 holiday rentals perfect. You can book one for as little as £98 per night.
  • Planning a trip away with a group of 5? We offer 96 properties for rent that will suit. Prices begin at just £60 per night.

You and the squad will be well catered to when you plan your East Cowes getaway through us!

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