Cowes is famous in the world of sailing for Cowes Week, a massive, week-long regatta in August which sees Olympic sailors race alongside weekend sailors in 40 races per day. The non-sailing events are a big part of the social calendar, and over 100,000 visitors come to town over the course of the week. Be a part of the action with a Cowes holiday rental!
If you have your own boat, a holiday rental in Cowes is a great holiday option – depending on the size of your boat, you could use Cowes’ public landings and slipways, and visitors’ moorings and pontoons. Visitors to the Isle of Wight can also try a number of other watersports such as kayaking, paddleboarding, surfing and scuba diving. Cowes Beach and East Cowes Beach are both lovely, and the beach in the nearby town of Ryde is expansive and offers views across the Solent to mainland England. These beaches aren’t just popular in the summer – a Cowes holiday rental is a good idea all year round!
For more holiday locations for sailors, consider Cowes’ twin town, the glamorous Deauville on the coast of Normandy – sailing is big there too, along with horse racing – or picturesque and peaceful Beaulieu-sur-Mer, on the Cote d’Azur.