Destination guide

Choose a Cowes cottage for maritime history and modern fun

Head to the northern tip of the island, and you'll reach the town of Cowes. This town has a history of maritime activity with an economy initially built on boat-making. On the modern-day High Street, however, you'll find a wide variety of shopping opportunities including many high-end boutiques. Yachting is popular in the region as the harbour hosts yacht races regularly. While many Isle of Wight cottages around Cowes lean more toward luxurious accommodation, you can find affordable options as well.


Activities and attractions in Cowes

Are you hoping to find top things to see and do during your stay? Venture out of your cosy holiday rental and check out everything that makes Cowes a fun place to get away to. Here are some of the major attractions to put on your list, all within 30 miles (48.2 km) of the city centre:

  • Phillip Island Grand Prix Circuit (3.7 mi / 5.9 km)
  • Purple Hen Winery (4.2 mi / 6.8 km)
  • Penguin Parade (6.4 mi / 10.2 km)
  • Churchill Island Heritage Farm (6.4 mi / 10.3 km)
  • Nobbies Centre (8 mi / 12.9 km)
  • Stonier Winery (9.2 mi / 14.8 km)

Seasonal weather averages in Cowes

If you're hoping to enjoy some warm-weather activities on your holiday, February, January, March and December are the hottest months to visit, when temperatures average 25°F.

Natural features

Exploring the beaches and other natural features in Cowes

Travellers enjoy Cowes for its island views and wildlife. Whether you're an adventurous traveller or just want to spend some time taking in the scenery, Cowes is a great spot to appreciate mother nature. These are some of the area's most stunning features, all within 30 miles (48.2 km) of the city centre:

  • Cowes Beach (0.8 mi / 1.3 km)
  • Phillip Island Nature Park (7.8 mi / 12.6 km)
  • Rm Hooper Oval (12.7 mi / 20.4 km)
  • Karrawingi Park (13 mi / 20.9 km)
  • Redhill Recreation Reserve (13.6 mi / 21.8 km)
  • Arthurs Seat State Park (17.1 mi / 27.5 km)
How to get there

Transport to and around Cowes

The nearest airport is in Melbourne, VIC (AVV-Avalon), located 50.8 mi (81.7 km) from the city centre. If you're unable to find a flight that fits your schedule, you could book a flight to Melbourne, VIC (MEB-Essendon), which is 53.3 mi (85.8 km) away.

How many holiday rentals are available around Cowes?

Our 2020 accommodation listings offer a large selection of 1,297 holiday lettings around Cowes. From 1,095 houses to 92 flats & apartments, 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.

What are the most popular points of interest and landmarks to stay near when travelling to Cowes? offers a large selection of holiday accommodations near great places in Cowes. From travellers, the most popular points of interest to stay near are:

  • Phillip Island Ferry Dock: 2,136 holiday lettings
  • Phillip Island Wildlife Park: 1,994 holiday lettings
  • Cowes Beach: 2,205 holiday lettings
  • Ashcombe Maze and Lavender Gardens: 3,683 holiday lettings
  • B'Darra Estate Vinyard: 2,316 holiday lettings

But there are many other points of interest around Cowes listed on where you can find your place to stay. Please use our search bar to access the selection of holiday rentals available near the point of interest of your choice.

Can I rent Houses in Cowes?

Yes, of course. offers 1,095 Houses in Cowes. Our other popular types of Cowes holiday rentals include:

  • Flats: 92 self catering accommodations
  • Cottages: 26 self catering accommodations
  • Townhouses: 48 self catering accommodations

But you can also enjoy a great stay in one of our other holiday rentals including Cabins and more.

Can I find a holiday accommodation with pool in Cowes?

Yes, you can select your preferred holiday accommodation with pool among our 86 holiday homes with pool available in Cowes. Please use our search bar to access the selection of holiday rentals available.

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