Cowes, The Isle of Wight
The Isle of Wight is the perfect holiday destination whether youâ€™re looking for fun attractions or a quiet spot to relax and get away from it all. Whatever you need, this beautiful island offers so much to see and do, whatever the season.
The Isle of Wight has one of the UKâ€™s most spectacular and diverse coastlines, and along its length youâ€™ll find a wealth of fascinating wildlife, natural beauty and places to explore. The West Wight remains rugged and unspoilt and is a favourite with fossil hunters searching for links with the Islandâ€™s rich prehistoric past. East Wight is best known for its miles of sandy beaches and seaside attractions, and is perfect for family holidays where sun, sea and sand are the highest priority.
Our award-winning beaches offer safe, clean entertainment for all ages, and if you tire of the beach you can still sun yourself with tennis, golf, walking, mountain biking and every type of water sport around the Islandâ€™s coast. The Island has retained its status as centre of the yachting world, with sailing regattas and maritime events held throughout the year, and for those more adventurous visitors there are opportunities to indulge in sailing, kitesurfing and windsurfing, whatever your ability or age.
For an island of only 147 square miles, the Isle of Wight packs in so much to see and do at all times of the year. The summer brings internationally recognised music festivals and sporting events to the Island, along with a wide range of more relaxed local festivals, agricultural shows and renowned town carnivals. Bestival and Isle of Wight Festival continue to attract many visitors and top awards, and Cowes Week welcomes the cream of the yachting world for 7 days of racing that are the highlight of the yachting year. Wildlife parks, historic houses, childrenâ€™s attractions and areas of stunning natural beauty abound, with the Islandâ€™s compact size ensuring that whatever you want to do, something exciting is only a short journey away.