Cowes is undoubtedly the most popular destination on the Isle of Wight – with the annual Cowes Week event, lots of pubs, restaurants, marinas, hotels and things to do, it’s a spot you definitely don’t want to miss! In East Cowes you will find East Cowes Marina with The Lifeboat restaurant, and a little further up the river you will find The Folly, a very popular pub among sailors and powerboaters alike, with its own personal pontoons.
In West Cowes you will find plenty of Fish and Chips restaurants, sailing, clothing and chandlery shops, tea rooms and a whole assortment of marinas. There is a short stay pontoon near the Cowes Harbour Commission, which is great for a trip across the Solent for lunch. Cowes is around a 40 minute cruise from the mouth of Portsmouth Harbour.
For more information on cruising to Cowes visit Cowes Harbour Commission.