Destination guide

Explore the waterfront setting in Cowes

Enjoy the museums and other features of Cowes. This welcoming city is known for its island views, boating and seaside. Beaulieu National Motor Museum and Spinnaker Tower are just a couple of the must-sees in the area. A vacation rental can help make your stay complete—many rentals come with a full kitchen and laundry facilities.


Activities and attractions in and around Cowes

Are you hoping to discover top things to see and do while you're in the area? Although it can be tempting to stay in your comfortable vacation rental, you'll want to check out everything that makes Cowes a fun place to get away. Here are some of the top attractions to see, all within 30 miles (48.2 km) of the city center:

  • Calshot Activities Centre (3.9 mi / 6.3 km)
  • Butterfly and Fountain World (4 mi / 6.5 km)
  • Owl and Monkey Haven (4.2 mi / 6.8 km)
  • Exbury Gardens and Steam Railway (5 mi / 8.1 km)
  • Isle of Wight Steam Railway (5.4 mi / 8.7 km)
  • Robin Hill (5.6 mi / 9.1 km)
Natural features

Exploring the natural features in Cowes

Travelers enjoy Cowes for its island views and seaside. Whether you're an active traveler or just want to appreciate the scenery, Cowes is a great place to get outside. Here are a few of the area's most stunning sights, all within 30 miles (48.2 km) of the city center:

  • Cowes Beach (0.6 mi / 0.9 km)
  • Gurnard Beach (1.2 mi / 1.9 km)
  • Lepe Country Park (2.9 mi / 4.7 km)
  • Thorness bay (3.1 mi / 4.9 km)
  • Calshot Beach (3.5 mi / 5.7 km)
  • Seaclose Park (3.9 mi / 6.2 km)

Traveling to and around Cowes

The nearest airport is in Southampton (SOU), located 13.3 mi (21.4 km) from the city center. If you can't find a flight that's convenient for your trip, you could book a flight to Bournemouth (BOH-Bournemouth Intl.), which is 23.4 mi (37.6 km) away.

Where to stay around Cowes?

Our 2019 property listings offer a large selection of 1,353 vacation rentals near Cowes. From 475 Houses to 262 Condos/Apartments, find a unique house rental for you to enjoy a memorable stay with your family and friends. The best places to stay near Cowes for a holiday or a weekend are on HomeAway.

What are the popular points of interest near where I can stay when traveling to Cowes?

HomeAway offers a large selection of vacation rentals near lovely places in Cowes. From HomeAway travelers, the most popular points of interest to stay for a holiday trip or just for a weekend are:

  • Royal London Yacht Club: 2,111 vacation rentals
  • Gurnard Beach: 2,121 vacation rentals
  • Sir Max Aitken Museum: 2,115 vacation rentals
  • Cowes Maritime Museum: 2,105 vacation rentals
  • Cowes Harbour: 2,109 vacation rentals

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

Can I rent Houses in Cowes?

Yes, of course. HomeAway has 475 Houses in Cowes. Our other popular types of vacation rentals in Cowes include:

  • Condos/Apartments: 262 rentals available
  • Cottages: 486 rentals available
  • Bungalows: 486 rentals available

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

Can I find a vacation rental with pool in Cowes?

Yes, you can select your preferred vacation rental with pool among our 159 vacation rentals with pool available in Cowes. Please use our search bar to access the selection of vacation rentals available.