Beaches in Cowes, Isle Of Wight

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The beach guide has 4 beaches listed in and around the town of Cowes. We have arranged these beaches in order of closest to the town first (distance in brackets).

  • Cowes Beach (0.9 miles)

    Cowes © Euchiasmus | BY-SA

    The long pebble beach at Cowes is backed by a wide esplanade. It makes a great place to sit and watch the various yachting events that take place here, including the prestigious "Cowes Week" sailing regatta in August. The beach has views over the Solent, and at any time of year it is a good…

  • East Cowes Beach (0.9 miles)

    East Cowes © P L Chadwick | BY-SA

    East Cowes is an easily accessible shingle beach, with a promenade and children's play area, just a few minutes from the old Victorian town of East Cowes. Plenty of shops, pubs and restaurants.

  • Gurnard Beach (1.2 miles)

    Gurnard © Ronsaunders47 | BY-SA

    Gurnard Beach is located on the North of the Isle of Wight, within an easy and scenic 15 minute walk from the seaport town of Cowes. The pebble and shingle beach offers visitors lovely views across the Solent as well as stunning sunsets. Although Gurnard is a relatively small beach, it still offers plenty of…

  • Osborne Beach (1.8 miles)

    Osborne Beach © Steve Daniels | BY-SA

    Osborne beach gets its name from Osborne House, the former Isle of Wight residence of Queen Victoria. This where the Queen, along with Prince Albert and their nine children would come to get away from it all, and to this day the beach and surrounds remain a haven of tranquility and natural beauty.

Cowes beaches map

Map featuring Cowes beaches. Click on pins to view beach details