Destination guide

Explore the waterfront setting in East Cowes

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

Activities

Activities and attractions in East Cowes

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

  • 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 center:

  • 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 center. 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.

Where to stay around East Cowes?

Our 2019 property listings offer a large selection of 1,404 vacation rentals near East Cowes. From 528 Houses to 226 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 East 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 East Cowes?

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

  • Osborne House: 2,245 vacation rentals
  • Classic Boat Museum: 2,234 vacation rentals
  • Southampton Swanwick Station: 2,175 vacation rentals
  • Southampton Cruise Terminal: 1,771 vacation rentals
  • University of Southampton: 1,520 vacation rentals

But there are many other points of interest around East 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 East Cowes?

Yes, of course. HomeAway has 528 Houses in East Cowes. Our other popular types of vacation rentals in East Cowes include:

  • Condos/Apartments: 226 rentals available
  • Villas: 35 rentals available
  • Cabins: 492 rentals available

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

Can I find a vacation rental with pool in East Cowes?

Yes, you can select your preferred vacation rental with pool among our 87 vacation rentals with pool available in East Cowes. Please use our search bar to access the selection of vacation rentals available.

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