Spending the day in Cowes

The Globe, Cowes, Wight Locations

Often referred to as the ‘sailing capital of the world’ because of the rich history of sailing for which this small town is famous for across the world, including being the location of the very first ‘Americas cup’ and of course the infamous Cowes week.

Gurnard near Cowes

Wight Locations, Gurnard, Sunset

Another Isle of Wight holiday location, which is oft seen as a hidden gem, is Gurnard which is a short distance from Cowes on the North of the Isle of Wight.
Gurnard Bay and beach which offers a traditional promenade with privately owned wooden beach huts and a large grassy area to sit or play. There is also a fenced children's play ground with climbing poles, ropes and a beach offering a mixture of sand and shingle with rocks at low tide.

Cowes, Isle of Wight & Messing about on the Water...

Wight Locations, Superyacht, Cowes

Being an island, it is inevitable that a lot of activity, fun, competition and focus is on the water surrounding us.

The island has long had a reputation for sailing and over the years Cowes has become a Mecca for sailors of all types.  Whether it be in a dinghy, a rib or a super yacht, sailors from all over the world make the pilgrimage here to compete and compare and generally make a splash.

Cowes Week

Wight Locations, Cowes Week, Copyright Rick Tomlinson

Aberdeen Asset Management Cowes week is one of the longest running sailing regattas in the world and is the largest regatta of its kind. About 40 races a day take place in the Solent waters off the Isle of Wight, with up to 1000 boats and 8000 spectators. There’s also a lot going on ‘shoreside’ with lots of parties and live entertainment on the Parade, in Cowes High Street and in the Yacht Haven.