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TIDE TIMES ARE FOR COWES

BY PETER BRUCE

Playing the tidal streams to advantage from Cowes to Gurnard Bay by Peter Bruce, author of Solent and Island Tidal streams.


One certainty for tidal streams in confined areas such as the Solent, where tidal streams are pretty fast compared to, say, the coast of Britain clear of headlands, is that the tide will run faster in deeper water. If at all possible one does not want to be fighting a contrary tide in the deep trenches left over from when the Solent was a river, a situation that could be likened to going the wrong way up an escalator. Thus roundabout routes in shallow water are often found to pay, especially in light airs. One of the great delights of sailing in the Solent is the possibility of riding a favourable eddy whilst others struggle against a contrary spring stream. One feels a grand sense of achievement as the competition fades into the haze behind. In a race, the first yacht to pick up the eddy may be long gone by the time others discover it, so it is most helpful to know how and where eddies form.
In simple terms, an eddy will form on the downstream side of a promontory, moreover the larger the promontory and the faster the main stream, the more pronounced the eddy will be. Initially an eddy forms weakly close to the shore where the depth may be too shallow to take any advantage. As the main tide develops in strength as time passes, the eddy will gradually strengthen and spread further out to sea. With very strong tides, and consequent very strong eddies, a second eddy can form inshore of the first that runs in the direction of the main tidal stream. The tide line, which is the interface between the main stream and the eddy, is usually recognisable as a stream of more turbulent water often with flotsam present. Unlike sailing in a contrary tidal flow, when it pays to keep in as shallow water as possible, the strongest flow of the eddy will be nearer the tide line. It may be that the eddy that forms on a spring tide will not form at all at neaps, though for those beating against a foul tide there will still be an advantage in sailing in a slacker stream where the spring tide eddy develops. Finally one should not forget that the direction of the tidal stream changes along the shore first so, compounded by an eddy, the shore stream will run faster than the developing main stream for up to an hour after the main tide has changed.
Running aground can be a heavy price to pay for exploiting an eddy, so those with a penchant for using favourable currents near the shore need to know what hazards lie beneath the surface. In many cases a close watch on the echo sounder is all that is needed to avoid encountering the seabed but there are places where local knowledge is more than useful, and Cowes is definitely one of these. The book Solent Hazards has been recently updated and provides invaluable information.
Just west of the entrance to Cowes harbour, off The Green, there is an eddy that develops on the flood tide, which at one time was known as Uffa’s Eddy after the old Solent master Uffa Fox. Once well developed, the eddy forms out in deeper water, however one may want or are forced by other yachts to go close inshore, for example when going to windward. It is worth knowing that by keeping to seaward of the transit between the old Egypt Point light structure and the statue with a lion semi-rampant off the New Holmwood Hotel, one keeps clear of Grantham Rocks that pop up from otherwise quite deep water. Useful though Uffa’s Eddy is, it comes to an abrupt end at Egypt Point, and those who have the option to start on the other side of the Solent may now have a significant advantage. It will usually pay to go on the north shore if the windward mark is further west than Saltmead.

Should circumstances dictate the use of the Island shore, less tide will be found inside Gurnard Ledge, but this can be a tricky route with a real danger, towards low tide, of bigger yachts being unable to cross the ledge at its western end. Race officers usually set courses that do not allow this situation to occur, but from time to time they do. For example in 1981 about a quarter of the Admiral’s Cup fleet went aground on Gurnard Ledge. To the west of Egypt Point on the Solent flood the tide is still strong and adverse nearly everywhere along the Island shore. However it should be remembered that the strongest tide of all in the central Solent, nearly four knots at extreme spring tides, is well offshore to the north of Gurnard Ledge buoy. Of course even stronger tidal streams can be found in the west Solent off Hurst Point.
At the height of a Solent ebb tide, an eddy or slack tide forms in Gurnard Bay and it will invariably pay to keep in the eddy when going to the east provided, of course, one can clear Gurnard Ledge. To achieve this one needs to be precisely sure of the location of Gurnard Ledge, as Gurnard Ledge buoy is too far out to provide anything more than a rough indication. A good strategy is to motor out to Gurnard Bay one calm day, perhaps when the start has been postponed through lack of wind, and establish one’s own transits for the eastern end of the ledge. It has been known for lobster pot buoys to be laid on Gurnard Ledge and, when these are laid, the task of knowing the whereabouts of the ledge is made much easier. Permanent transits are, of course, more reliable. At the west end, Baxter’s buoy marks the approximate position of deeper water, but the location of Baxter’s buoy changes slightly from year to year as the buoy is re-laid every spring.




Playing the tidal streams to advantage from Cowes to Osborne Bay by Peter Bruce.


To the east of the entrance of Cowes harbour the inshore tidal streams deserve a little attention as eddies form at the promontory. Towards the end of the main flood tide a west going eddy forms in the mouth of Cowes Harbour and occasionally advantage can be taken of it in spite of shallow water and course restrictions such as Prince Consort and Snowden buoys. These are designed to keep racing yachts away from the harbour moorings after the hefty racing yacht Prospect of Whitby creamed in, collided with and dismasted an innocently parked X boat. There are two lines of moorings north of the new breakwater so there is still a need for Snowden. In addition, as one should expect, an eddy forms in the shallow water to the east of Castle Point and gradually spreads out to deeper water as the rate of the tidal stream develops. On a flood tide the direction that the yachts anchored in Osborne Bay indicates when the eddy is running. The prevailing wind being what it is, one is often approaching Castle Point from the east against the wind. On closing the point, against the tide, the wind becomes more and more gusty, the lulls matching the gusts, and one has to balance the advantage of slacker tide against the disadvantage of a wind of erratic strength. The best solution is usually to sail just on the inshore side of the tide line between eddy and mainstream and at the point itself go in as close as one’s draft allows. In the case of small sailing vessels with low rigs and shallow drafts it can be possible to sail too close to the trees and lose the wind altogether, especially at high tide. Going in close will lead to some stressful moments when the wind dies but overall one will come through on top, except when there is a deal of south or south east in the wind. In this situation there will never be sufficient wind inshore and it will always pay to stay out in the strong contrary tide. Once past Castle Point the wind steadies and the tidal stream becomes slacker, but when the view of Ryde Promontory is lost behind Castle Point on an inshore tack, someone’s eye should be fixed on the echo sounder, as the Shrape mud is not far off. Incidentally, when just laying Old Castle Point on port tack in a fresh breeze, it can often pay to change to a smaller headsail just for the short beat to the finish.

Some argue that, because of the whopping tidal stream, the Solent is a ‘hell of a place to sail’. However, for those who have learnt to play the tide to their advantage it is a very good reason to keep coming back.
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COWES - ISLE OF WIGHT

A world-renowned yachting centre with an internationally respected major sailing event named after it, Cowes, is one of the UK’s premier tourist destinations. The main port of the Isle of Wight, it is situated around a natural harbour at the mouth of the Medina River. Originally a busy fishing village constructed around two coastal forts built by Henry VIII, the town has a fine tradition for shipbuilding and is home to dozens of chandlers. As you would expect the marinas are world-class and play host to some of the finest cruisers and yachts money can buy.

The town with it’s colourful, narrow streets is famous for its vibrant thoroughly hospitable atmosphere and many lively drinking establishments; there are actually more pubs per square mile in Cowes than any other town in the UK. The High Street is a delight for shoppers, with its superb array of fashion outlets, gifts shops, and delicatessens. There is also a splendid choice of restaurants and cafes serving tasty local seafood and speciality dishes. For culture vultures there are plenty of historic places of interest to visit, the 19th century Northwood House & Park, St. Mary’s Church and East Cowes’ magnificent Osborne House, the former holiday home of Queen Victoria.

Cowes predominant attraction is of course the sailing and the main calendar event is Cowes Week, which is considered by many to be the premier event of the maritime year. But for those who are looking for a truly fascinating short break or daytrip the town has an awful lot to offer. It may well even tempt you back for more.
Comments (26)
22/10/2017 @ 5:47 pm
HG Crew
Yes Glen, two crew members are arriving tomorrow (Monday) and will start updating straight away. Watch this space.
21/10/2017 @ 4:16 pm
Glen Phipps
Glad to see you are updating Cowes now. Also sorry to hear about Paul. Thoughts are with his family.
05/08/2014 @ 1:54 pm
Rupert
The Food Hamper: Great shop for provisions, everything delicious.
Also handy for Marina.
17/12/2013 @ 5:51 pm
Greg and Ben
RAWLINGS HOTEL Would just like to echo the Jackson Crew members comments on Rawlings Hotel. They really are both crew and guest friendly. We didnt have the best results in our race last time we stayed there, but it wont stop us staying there again next year..Looking forward to it already!
17/12/2013 @ 7:44 am
Bill and Brenda
Been using Hamilton's butchers for years for meat and général sailing provisions, thanks to all the staff and a merry xmas to all.
15/12/2013 @ 6:07 pm
Jackson Crew member
RAWLINGS HOTEL Great to see you have Rawlings on here. Extremely crew friendly, great value for money, and a lovely pool too. Will be back!
10/12/2013 @ 8:46 am
Frequent visitor
Stay at Duke of York, great location and food.
08/12/2013 @ 12:29 pm
Paul
Could not be bothered going out to eat the other night, and purchased a pre-cooked meal of pork in dijon mustard from The Food Hamper. All i had to do was reheat it for a couple of minutes.
Very impressed and was delicious.
Apparently it was made on the premises earlier that day.
06/12/2013 @ 8:45 am
Passing through Joe
Very comfortable beds at the Union,stayed there last week and slept like a log .
02/12/2013 @ 9:21 pm
Paul H.Guides
Amabi , try it especially if you are local or visiting friends and family, or SAILING to town. Fairly new to Island, but worth keeping an eye on and supporting.
Beautiful Tapas and relaxing atmosphere and will not be disappointed that you have walked all the way from town ( at least 3 minutes even if you dawdle )
I would imagine that booking is essential once the season rolls around again.
First time for me, but thoroughly enjoyed it.
To simplify matters, inbetween East Cowes and Cowes on main road if arriving or leaving by chain ferry.
26/11/2013 @ 1:27 pm
Joe {East Cowes}
Found your charts very useful last weekend, keep up good work.
26/11/2013 @ 8:39 am
Joe {East Cowes}
Found your charts very useful last weekend, keep up good work.
22/11/2013 @ 8:48 am
BOB
Had some work done at Lallows recently and was very satisfied, and would use them again.
01/08/2013 @ 6:05 am
Mark Knowles
Massive thanks and respect to Clare Lallows for the excellent work carried out on our beloved Dufour. Thanks guys we are now back in Plymouth, no probs en route.
Cheers
Mark
29/07/2013 @ 10:44 am
Harbourguides Crew
Hi J and Crew
We were planning to update it before this Summer 2013, but just couldnt make it in time, so we have it penned in for the end of this Summer. We will be updating the whole of the Island so we expect our crew members to be there for some time.
Sorry if its a little late this time, but due to the popularity of our harbour guides we struggle to get round all every two years, but we are working on it.
Thanks
H G Crew
29/07/2013 @ 10:40 am
Jezza and Crew
Hi guys, we love using your guides on our travels, and are coming over to the Isle of Wight later this Summer. We cant help but notice that its due to be updated..Can you let us know when.
Thanks
J & Crew
26/04/2013 @ 12:12 pm
Greg and family
Stayed at the New Holmwood Hotel..cant fault it! The food also excellent.
Greg
29/10/2012 @ 8:01 pm
Jake and crew
We also frequented Mojacs restaurant.Great food and hospitality provided by Mark and Helen.
loved it!!
29/10/2012 @ 7:57 pm
Jake and crew
Had great repair work carried out Clare Lallows. Good professional advice and prompt service . Thanks.
27/10/2012 @ 7:39 am
Night off boat family
We are yacht owners and use Harbourguides quite often. But as we stay on our boat we wondered why there was a designated page for accommodation? We have a Contessa 32 and consider her a very comfortable boat to sleep on.However our family and friend visits have become less and less regular in the past few years. but thanks to your accommodation section on your site we are now getting our children and grand children visiting us for long weekend breaks and next year a promised summer holiday.
Apparently they don't like staying on our beautiful yacht?
As much as we would like them to be staying with us, the next best thing is to have them staying near by, dont you think?
Your accommodation section is a great idea..Ta
25/10/2012 @ 12:19 pm
Ben and crew
Came across Aquatogs on your website as we needed a few bits, we ended up getting a LOT of bits!!. Great shop with loads of great lines..Glad its not near to our marina though as I would be spending all my money in it!!
01/10/2012 @ 6:08 pm
Garry and Nicola
Found the Red Duster restaurant on your website and thought we would give it a go..WOW! We were very impressed. Will be trying out some more of your recommendations.
17/09/2011 @ 3:58 am
Lars Svenson and crew
Do Top Gear Rentals deliver bikes for hire to Cowes Marina,if not where is the pick-up point?
19/08/2011 @ 12:09 pm
HG Crew
Well done to ALL the competitors in this years Cowes week.
22/03/2011 @ 9:16 am
HG
Hi JAs
I have sent you an email with a link to the restaurants we have in that area.
22/03/2011 @ 9:04 am
JAs
Dear Harbour Guides
We are looking for a restaurant to cater for 100 people in near Shepard's Wharf Marina in Cowes in July. Do you have any suggestions of places that could cater for a sit down meal please
JAs
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Business Reviews (6)
08/01/2019 @ 5:08 pm
Island Harbour Marina by Michael Ankers
Mooring fees
28/06/2018 @ 11:56 am
Optimum Marine Surveys by John Heale
I recently used the services of Optimum Marine to carry out a survey of my vessel. Oli Byles carried out the survey and I found the service professional, informative and courteous. I would recommend this company. John Heale
15/11/2017 @ 11:34 am
Nigel R Harrison Yacht Surveys by Paul Davies
Highly recommended for Yacht surveys and pre-buying inspection. Nigel has a vast experience of boat building, rigging and all types of sailing vessels and yachts.
02/11/2017 @ 10:41 pm
Clare Lallow by Steve and Richard
Fantastic boatyard offering a great service in Cowes. Long established business with a wealth of experience. No hesitation in recommending to fellow yachtsmen.
02/11/2017 @ 10:39 pm
Made 2 Measure Fenders by Steve and Richard
When we visited here we thought we were going to see normal fenders and fender socks etc. well we did, but more importantly we saw much more. Made2Measure Fenders offer a bespoke service to superyachts, designing complex unique fender designs for any boat out there. It seems they will take on any challenge.
26/03/2016 @ 2:20 pm
Cowes Dry Sailing by Paul
I have my 6.5m RIB dry sailed with Tristan and he always goes the extra mile and his engine servicing is one of the best and most thoroughly detailed I have had on any of my boats. Highly recommended

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Details & Reviews (0)The Basque Kitchen
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The Basque Kitchen
Welcome to The Basque Kitchen, a haven of Basque Country culture and cooking. We have combined the very best elements of Spain & Basque Country to present to you an eclectic selection of skilfully flavoured, clean wholesome food and dinning.
We serve tapas, a selection of mouth-watering steak and other main meals alongside our ever changing specials in order to transport you to a small region in the world that we love so dearly.

Address: The Basque Kitchen, Shepards Wharf, Medina Road, Cowes, PO31 7HT

Phone: 01983 716164 - Website - Map
Details & Reviews (0)Lloyds TSB Bank PLC
Cash Point

Address: 121 High Street, Cowes, Isle of Wight, PO31 7AY

Phone: 0845 3000 000 - Map
Details & Reviews (0)Duke of York Hotel
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The Duke of York has been run by the Cass family since 1969. This doesn't mean it hasn't changed during this time, on the contrary, the business is constantly being updated by the family team, well aware of the needs of both business personnel and families alike and offers a friendly, relaxed and informal atmosphere.
The en-suite rooms offer comfortable, well maintained accommodation with tea and coffee making facilities, colour television, all at a realistic price.
The Duke has a well stocked bar with a good selection of draught beers, lagers and real ales, served by friendly accommodating staff.

Address: Mill Hill Road, West Cowes, Isle of Wight, PO31 7BT

Phone: +44 01983 295171 Fax: +44 01983 295047 - Website - Map
Details & Reviews (0)Shepards Wharf Marina
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VHF 80 Call 'Shepards Wharf Marina'

Address: Medina Road, Cowes, Isle of Wight, PO31 7HT

Phone: 01983 297821 Fax: 01983 294814 - Email - Website - Map
Bars & Inns, Restaurants
Folly Inn
The Folly Inn is an open plan, rustic pub perched on the banks of the River Medina, just up river from Cowes in Whippingham. We attract a large number of both yachtsman and motor boat people along with tourists and visitors to nearby Osborne House.
By road we are on the A3021 East Cowes to Newport or Ryde road, turning into Folly Lane carrying on until you reach the river. By water we are approximately 15 minutes up river from Cowes or East Cowes. Water taxis are available.

Address: Folly Inn, Folly Lane, East Cowes, Whippingham, Isle of Wight, PO32 6NB

Phone: 01983 297171 - Email - Website - Map
Details & Reviews (0)The Food Hamper
Cafes, Gift Shops
The Food Hamper
Situated close to the Marina Entrance, we offer an array of home-made delights such as quiches, unusual pates (including venison and vegetarian varieties), cakes, a decadent assortment of meringues and other sweets, a selection of local cheeses and Island pork pies-all perfect for picnics and hungry crews!
The Food Hamper caters for all occasions, providing imaginative take-away canape selections, a range of sumptuous platters and luxurious gift hampers which can be delivered around the Island or sent UK-wide

Address: The Food Hamper, 116 High Street, Cowes, Isle of Wight, PO31 7AX

Phone: 01983 295680 - Email - Website - Map
Details & Reviews (0)Powerplus Marine
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Powerplus Marine
Powerplus Marine have a friendy and competent team of factory trained and indentured engineers, electricians and boatbuilders.

Address: Powerplus Marine, Thetis Wharf, Medina Rd, PO31 7BX

Phone: 01983 290421 Fax: 01983 290114 - Email - Website - Map
Details & Reviews (0)The Needles Park
Visitor Attractions
Set in an area of Outstanding Natural Beauty overlooking The Needles Rocks and Lighthouse, there's breathtaking scenery, a spectacular chairlift past amazing coloured sand cliffs, rides for the children, shops to browse through and places to eat in (or out) - there are boat trips too around the Island's famous landmark. Make your own unique souvenir in the famous Sand Shop, watch the making and taste traditional sweets in the Sweet Manufactory and be amazed by the skills of the Alum Bay glassmakers.

Address: Alum Bay, Isle of Wight, PO39 0JD

Phone: 0870 4580022 Fax: 01983 755260 - Email - Website - Map
Details & Reviews (0)Couzens Marine Engineering
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Couzens Marine Engineering
Couzens Marine Engineering was set up in 2013 by George Couzens. We became a Ltd company in 2014, and continue to grow as business demands and our reputation increases. We can undertake all your engineering requirements, from refits, servicing, repairs, and fault diagnose, and will provide the solutions and services to ensure the smooth running of your vessel, ensuring you safe and hassle free days on the water and providing a best value service in the river Medina and Solent area.
Our well equipped workshop with welding and machining capabilities, is conveniently situated on the River Medina, at Kingston Marine Services, the yard has lifting and storage facilities. We also have a rib, so that we can ensure a quick response to you.

Address: Couzens Marine Engineering, Unit 2 Kingston Wharf, Kingston Road, East Cowes, PO32 6JS

Phone: 07525 071228 - Email - Website - Map
Details & Reviews (0)Duke of York Hotel
Accommodation, Corporate Events
THE DUKE OF YORK
COWES

A small friendly family run establishment offering a warm welcome with a varied menu consisting of local fish, fresh vegetables and meats all freshly prepared and cooked on the premises, one of the most popular being the now legendary Sunday lunch. A popular choice for cold, wet, yachtmen, families, cyclists and walkers. Children, dogs and elderly parents most welcome.

The Duke of York retains many of its original features with a nautical theme throughout, one of the few 'unspoilt' pubs still trading in the town. Recent improvements include enlarging the dining area and installing a disabled toilet and attractive sheltered patio area to the rear of the restaurant, popular with both drinkers and diners alike.

The Duke of York also offers en suite accommodation all year round with rooms consisting of singles, doubles, twins and family rooms, a ground floor room is also available to less agile visitors.

OPENING TIMES

Breakfast 6.30am ā€“ 9.30am

Lunch 12.00 noon ā€“ 2.30pm

Dinner 6.30pm-10pm

Bookings recommended especially for large crews.

Address: Mill Hill Road, West Cowes, Isle of Wight, PO31 7BT

Phone: +44 01983 295171 Fax: +44 01983 295047 - Website - Map
Details & Reviews (0)Solent Marine Services
Antifouling, Dry Berthing, Marine Engineers
Solent Marine Services
Cowes Solent Marine Services is situated on the bank of the River Medina at East Cowes just ten minutes walk from mainland ferry connections.
It has a dry sail facility for RIBS or small motor boats launching them from its slipway on their own trailers onto pontoon moorings that are less than ten minutes from the open sea. When your not using your boat it is kept on dry land so no need for the usual wear and tear of the salt water and weather elements. When you have finished with your boat it is lifted out washed off and engines flushed with fresh water and the craft is fully inspected.
We have added a large boat mover and forklift to the machinery at Cowes Solent Marine Services so we can now also offer (With limited spaces available) a complete dry sail offer for motor boats of up to 40ft. with under cover storage. in 2 x 9,000 square foot boat sheds, power and heating also supplied.

Address: Solent Marine Services, Clarence Yard, Clarence Road, East Cowes, PO32 6TA

Phone: 01983 282 438 - Email - Website - Map
Details & Reviews (0)Blackgang Chine
Visitor Attractions
Set in Over 40 acres of spectacular cliff-top gardens - you will find a magical mix of fantasy, legend and heritage!
So much to see and do!
Rumpus Mansion, Wild West Town
Dinosaurland, Nurseryland, Maze,
Sleeping Beauty's Castle, Gardens,
Smugglers Ship, Pirate Adventure Fort,
Animated Indoor Shows, Water Force,
Bodger the Badger's Fairground,
Snakes and Ladders Fun Slides

Address: Chale, Near Ventnor, Isle of Wight, PO38 2HN

Phone: 01983 730052 Fax: 01983 731267 - Email - Website - Map
Details & Reviews (0)Spencer Rigging Ltd
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Spencer Rigging Ltd
Since 1958 Spencer Rigging has been supplying, manufacturing and installing rigging all over the world.
Based in Cowes on the Isle of Wight and William Street in Southampton, yacht rigging has always been the major part of Spencer Rigging’s business.
Spencer Rigging’s team is one of the most experienced and highly skilled in the country. They are experts for all forms of sailing yacht – modern cruisers, race yachts, classic yachts and sailing dinghies.

Address: Spencer Rigging Ltd, Empire Buildings, St Mary's Road, Cowes, PO31 7SX

Phone: 01983 292022 Fax: 01983 291589 - Email - Website - Mobile: 07791 123 971 or 07791 124 014 - Map
Details & Reviews (0)The Food Hamper
Cafes, Delicatessen, Provisions, Takeaway Food
The Food Hamper
Situated close to the Marina Entrance, we offer an array of home-made delights such as quiches, unusual pates (including venison and vegetarian varieties), cakes, a decadent assortment of meringues and other sweets, a selection of local cheeses and Island pork pies-all perfect for picnics and hungry crews!
The Food Hamper caters for all occasions, providing imaginative take-away canape selections, a range of sumptuous platters and luxurious gift hampers which can be delivered around the Island or sent UK-wide

Address: The Food Hamper, 116 High Street, Cowes, Isle of Wight, PO31 7AX

Phone: 01983 295680 - Email - Website - Map
Details & Reviews (0)The Harbour Kitchen
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Here at HK we are passionate about making delicious food and great drinks for everyone to enjoy in a warm, relaxed and friendly atmosphere.
The owners, Brian and Caroline Hicks, took on the Harbour Kitchen in July 2017. Together, with the support of the HK team, their aim is to: source local produce wherever possible; serve delicious cakes; create great tasting yet inexpensive meals and flair fantastic drinks, hence the tag line 'Café ●Bar ● Bistro'.

Address: The Harbour Kitchen, 117 High Street, Cowes, Isle of Wight, PO317AX

Phone: 01983 297559 - Website - Map
Details & Reviews (0)The Travellers Joy
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The Travellers Joy
Derek and Ruth welcome you to the home of Real Ale and good food on the Isle of Wight. Popular Local Entertainers are appearing regularly.

Address: The Travellers Joy, 85 Pallance Road, Cowes Isle of Wight, PO318LS

Phone: 01983 298024 - Email - Website - Map
Details & Reviews (0)Martin Nott Boat Builder
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Martin Nott Boat Builder
ABOUT ME AS A BOAT BUILDER.
In 2011 I completed a nine month boat building course at the Boat Building Academy in Lyme Regis. I now work as a freelance boat builder in Cowes.
ABOUT ME AS A PUBLISHER.
I have been involved in publishing professionally for 30 years.
I have extensive experience in managing creative and account teams and the implementation of creative ideas to suit a company’s strategies.I specialize in magazine launch and re-launch, tailoring the content, design and quality of the magazine to the specific requirements of the readers and advertisers for both consumer and customer titles.

Address: Martin Nott Boat Builder, West Cowes, Isle of Wight, PO317PG

Phone: 07831 328212 - Website - Map
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Portland Inn
The Portland Inn located in the heart of Gurnard Village opened on the 8th June 2016, the pub has had a complete refurbishment now offering contemporary and comfortable surroundings for both drinkers & diners. The publicans Mark & Kim bring a passion to create a great local pub with a focus on serving superb food and drinks in a warm, welcoming atmosphere that you should expect from a village pub.
The Portland offers a great selection of cask ales, beers, craft beers, ciders and selection of wines which complement our menu.
Join us for something to eat, well-cooked pub food is where we begin, with the addition of our Chef’s daily specials keeping our menu interesting.

Address: Portland Inn, 2 Worsley Road, Cowes, PO31 8JN

Phone: 01983 243300 - Website - Map
Bars & Inns, Corporate Events, Wifi, Restaurants
The Union Inn
The Union Inn is the first pub you come to on your way into town from Cowes seafront, it is just a short walk from the Red Funnel Hi-Speed passenger terminal in West Cowes. Ideally located in Cowes Old Town it is close to all the Yacht Clubs and in easy walking distance of the Marina.

Address: The Union Inn, Watch House Lane, Cowes , Isle of Wight, PO31 7QH

Phone: 01983 293163 - Email - Website - Map
Details & Reviews (0)The Anchor Inn
Bars & Inns, Corporate Events, Entertainment, Restaurants, Wifi
The Anchor Inn
Situated within the heart of the vibrant yachting town of Cowes on the Isle of Wight, The Anchor is a favourite with locals and visitors offering hearty home cooked meals, a great selection of real ale, ciders, beers, wines and spirits, live music, an exciting and welcoming atmosphere and seven newly refurbished en-suite rooms.
Located within the centre of town opposite Cowes Yacht Haven, The Anchor is the ideal place to relax within a warm, friendly and vibrant atmosphere. The Anchor offers a wide selection of delicious home cooked food served all day from a full menu as well as a choice of daily specials using locally sourced produce. Our roasts are particularly popular on a Sunday and our gourmet burgers and fish and chips are a favourite all year round. The Anchor is always full of atmosphere and features live music every Wednesday, Friday and Saturday evening throughout the year from some the Islands top bands and most talented musicians. Described as the island’s premier music venue, The Anchor is a key destination for music fans and hosts live music up to five times a week during the summer months showcasing a wide range of musical genres including rock, pop, indie, blues, jazz, skiffle, ska and reggae to name but a few.
In the summer time, you can relax in the large courtyard Beer Garden which is a real suntrap and during the winter months cosy up amongst the warmth of our wood burning stove. The Anchor is the ideal place to meet friends and family, eat, drink and be merry whether you are local to the area or visiting.

Address: The Anchor Inn, 1-3 High Street, Cowes , Isle of Wight, PO317SA

Phone: +44 (0) 1983 292823 - Email - Website - Map
Visitor Attractions
Fakenham Farm
Welcome to Fakenham Farm.

Pay a visit to our farm for a fun and educational day out
You will find us at St Helens on the Isle Of Wight Visit our farm and you will see our intriguing animals. You will see emus, rheas, ducks, geese, Shetland ponies, Ankole cattle, Water buffalo and many more.

Schools and parties catered for Please phone for party rates.

We are open all year round From 10 am until 5 pm

Address: Fakenham Farm, Eddington Road, St Helens, Ryde Isle of Wight, PO33 1XS

Phone: 01983 872062 - Map
Antifouling, Boat Builders & Repairs, Boat Cleaning, Boat Cleaning, Boat Storage, Boat Transport, Boatyards, Deckware, Dry Berthing, Grp Repairs/Maintenance, Marine Blast Cleaning, Marine Diesel, Marine Engine Sales, Marine Engineers, Marine Fabrications, Marine Fuel, Marine Installations, Insurance Repairs, Marine Joinery, Marine Painting, Marine Plumbing, Marine Rigging, Marine Upholstery, Masts & Rigging, Osmosis Treatments, Propellors & Shafts, Rigging Specialists, Shipwrights, Welding, Wooden Boat Specialists, Yacht Interiors
Clare Lallow
Clare Lallow’s was established in 1867 and has an unrivalled tradition of boat building, restoration and service.
The company combines traditional techniques and craftsmanship with modern materials and technology to provide a wide range of services on most types of boats.
In addition to being specialists in the restoration of classic wooden boats such as Ted Heath’s Morning Cloud (now ‘Opposition’) we have the facilities and craftsmen available for all types of GRP and gel-peeling work. With our dedicated painting, rigging, fabricating, sail making and engineering departments, we can offer a complete service to yachtsmen.
We offer a very competitive scrubbing service. We can haul out vessels up to 100 tons and use our cherry picker for mast work which would otherwise need the mast to be removed.
Our fuel berth is open seven days a week

Address: 3 Medina Rd, Cowes, Isle of Wight, PO31 7BU

Phone: 01983 292112 Fax: 01983 281180 - Email - Website - Map
Details & Reviews (0)Day Lewis Pharmacy
Chemist
Day Lewis Pharmacy
The Day Lewis Group is an award winning family business, consisting of one of the largest independent pharmacy chains in the UK and Europe. Founded by Kirit Patel MBE and his brother JC Patel in 1975, the Group remains a family-owned entity today, having grown from one pharmacy in Southborough to owning and managing over 300 pharmacies in the UK today. Day Lewis employs over 2500 people and has a major presence in the South of England, from Cornwall to Greater London. The company also has the management rights to the pharmacy concession in Harrods, the world famous department store in Knightsbridge, London.
As well as a strong retail pharmacy base, the Group contains a central distribution division, with warehouses equipped with Knapp automation, in order to supply over 4000 pharmaceutical products to its retail pharmacies in the UK.

Address: Day Lewis Pharmacy, 7 High Street, Cowes, PO31 7SA

Phone: 01983 293011 - Email - Website - Map
Details & Reviews (0)Griffin Marine Services
RYA Courses, Yacht Charters
Griffin Marine Services
Based in East Cowes Marina and The Classic Boat Museum www.classicboatmuseum.org on the Isle of Wight .We are a leading training provider for the RYA and the Royal Lifesaving Society UK.
We operate throughout the year and all wet weather gear lifejackets and log books and certificates are included in the appropriate course fee.

Address: Griffin Marine Services, 4 Hampshire Crescent, Newport, Isle of Wight, PO30 5RX

Phone: 01983 826026 - Email - Website - Mobile: 07876 623124 - Map
Details & Reviews (0)Sailing Clothing Store
Chandlery, Drysuits, Liferafts & Lifejackets, Marine Clothing, Marine Safety Equipment
Welcome to Sailing Clothing Store, the online shop for Aquatogs Chandlery. Based in Cowes Marina on the Isle of Wight, we are at the heart of the UK sailing and yachting industry. We offer a unique mail order service for marine clothing and marine safety equipment. Our dedicated sales team is on hand to deal with any questions you may have in a professional, yet informal approach.

With exceptional customer service and great deals, we are the number one online retailer of marine clothing.

We stock extensive ranges from all of the leading sailing clothing and footwear brands such as Musto, Henri Lloyd, Douglas Gill, Dubarry and Sebago to name but a few. You can find all sorts of valuable marine safety equipment from Crewsaver and Seago at very competitive prices, as well as Timex sailing watches, stylish Dirty Dog sunglasses and casual marine clothing.

Address: Aquatogs, 115 High Street, Cowes Isle of Wight, PO31 7AX

Phone: 01983 247891 - Email - Website - Map
Details & Reviews (0)Halcyone Villa
Accommodation, Catering, Yacht Hampers
Halcyone Villa
Affordable Cowes accommodation within walking distance of the ferry. We are new owners of Halcyone Villa and are flexible, reliable and helpful. We have single, twin or double family rooms, most with en-suite. We offer full english breakfast & can cater for any special dietary requirements. Discounts offered for longer stays or regular visitors.
Halcyone Villa B & B, just a 5 minute walk from the heart of Cowes. A Victorian property which has recently been renovated and offers five star service. Family and pet friendly, if you have any requirements just ask and we will do our best to help! Free collection for you and your luggage from the Red Jet or Floating Bridge by prior arrangement.

Address: Halcyone Villa, Grove Road, Cowes Isle of Wight, PO317JP

Phone: 01983 243195 - Email - Website - Map
Details & Reviews (0)New Holmwood Hotel
Restaurants
New Holmwood Hotel
The New Holmwood Hotel not only offers the highest standards in terms of decor, comfort and food but also its unique position on the water's edge at Egypt Point, Cowes, provides unrivalled panoramic views of the Solent.
Luxurious restaurant, swimming pool, spa bath.
Deep water moorings

Address: Queens Road, Cowes, Isle of Wight, PO31 8BW

Phone: 01983 292508 Fax: 01983 295020 - Email - Website - Map
Boat Covers, Boat Cushions, Marine Upholstery, Sailmakers/Repair, Sprayhoods, Yacht Bimini
Sailcare
Originally Medina Sailcare was formed in early 2005 by Gerry Faram after the demise of the GBR '04/07 America's Cup challenge. They were situated in Thetis Wharf near the floating bridge/chain ferry until April 2012 when they moved to Cowes Yacht Haven and changed the name to Sailcare Company UK Limited.
Gerry had worked for North Sails UK since 1999, starting in Fareham building new sails then later in the service facility in Hamble doing sail repairs and servicing the regattas in Hamble, Cowes and the south coast. Gerry continued that relationship with North Sails at Medina Sailcare and the new company became a North Sails Certified Service Centre.
The new premises at Cowes Yacht Haven have made it easier for both customers and staff; with close proximity to the marina, boats and the centre of town. The new sail loft is twice the size of the old premises at Thetis Wharf.

Address: Sailcare, Cowes Yacht Haven, Cowes, Isle of Wight, PO31 7AY

Phone: 01983 248589 - Email - Website - Map
Launderette
Vecwash
Long established in Cowes, our self service launderette is ideally situated close to West Cowes Marinas and only a short walk from the Floating Bridge.
Large Duvet Machine Available
Pushed for time? More important things to do than washing? Try our new washing services.
Sheets - Duvets - Curtains etc. Washed, dried and folded also crew houses. Collection and delivery available.
Service Washing from only £10
Open from 7.30am til 9pm 7 days a week
Just call : 07896414946 to arrange the complete washing service
View a 360° tour

Address: Vecwash, 1 Mill Hill Rd, Cowes , Isle of Wight, PO31 7EA

Phone: 07896 414946 - Email - Website - Map
Bavaria, Beneteau, Boat Sales-Power, Boat Sales-Yacht, Yacht Agents & Brokers, Yacht Brokers
Ancasta

Address: 111 High Street, Cowes, Isle of Wight, PO31 7AT

Phone: 01983 247247 Fax: 01983 247277 - Email - Website - Map
Chandlery, Deckware, Liferafts & Lifejackets
Spinlock
Spinlock is an independent and innovative company, widely acknowledged as the world expert in ropeholding. Based in Cowes, UK, the 'Home of Yachting'¯, Spinlock has over thirty years experience of designing and manufacturing rope holding equipment for sailing boats, from dinghies up to the largest superyachts.

Address: Spinlock, 41 Birmingham Road, Cowes, Isle of Wight, PO31 7BH

Phone: - Website - Map
Details & Reviews (1)Cowes Dry Sailing
Boat Sales-Power, Marine Electricians, Marine Electronics, Marine Engineers
Cowes Dry Sailing
Cowes Dry Sailing Centre is situated on the bank of the River Medina at East Cowes just ten minutes walk from mainland ferry connections. It has a dry sail facility for up to 35 ribs or small motor boats launching them from its slipway facility onto pontoon moorings that are less than ten minutes from the open sea. The Centre is owner operated and has a fully qualified marine engineer and marine electrician on site and offers a full service in both trades including planned maintenance, fault diagnosis, repairs and new installations.

Address: Cowes Dry Sailing, Clarence Yard, Clarence Road, East Cowes Isle of Wight, PO32 6TA

Phone: 01983 282 438 - Email - Website - Map
Boat Hoist, Boat Moorings, Boatyards, Marinas, Visitor Moorings, Wifi
Odessa Marina
Located at the head of the navigable River Medina, The Odessa Boatyard is a privately owned traditional boatyard in the centre of Newport, only 5 miles from Cowes. Offering walk ashore pontoons, fully serviced with water and electricity. Showers and toilets located ashore. WI-FI is available. All working boatyard services. Permanant and visitor berths are available all year round.

Address: Odessa Marina, Little London, Newport Isle of Wight, PO305BS

Phone: 01983 524337 - Email - Website - Mobile: 07964 860449 or 07966 249350 - Map
Details & Reviews (0)East Cowes Marina
Marinas
There are a large number of visitors berths that may be booked in advance. There are two areas at either end of the marina designated for visiting boats - to the north, A and B pontoons now constitute the main visitor berthing zone and there are still a number of visiting berths in the southern basin. The bay layout of the pontoons means that during busy periods rafting is necessary, but nonetheless there is ample access to electricity and fresh water.

Address: Britannia Way, East Cowes, Isle of Wight, PO32 6UB

Phone: +44 (0)1983 293983 Fax: +44 (0)1983 299276 - Email - Website - Map
Boat Builders & Repairs, Boat Hoist, Boat Moorings, Boatyards, Grp Repairs/Maintenance, Marine Electricians, Marine Electronics, Marine Engineers, Marine Fabrications, Marine Installations, Insurance Repairs, Marine Painting
Odessa Marine
Located at the head of the navigable River Medina, The Odessa Boatyard is a privately owned traditional boatyard in the centre of Newport, only 5 miles from Cowes.
Offering walk ashore pontoons, fully serviced with water and electricity. Showers and toilets located ashore. WI-FI is available.
All working boatyard services. Permanant and visitor berths are available all year round.

Address: Odessa Marine, Little London, Newport Isle of Wight, PO305BS

Phone: 01983 524337 - Email - Website - Mobile: 07964 860449 or 07966 249350 - Map
Off Licence, Provisions, Retail Outlets
Eurovines Ltd
The Island's leading independent wine merchant.
With over 400 products from around the world, we have been supplying crew houses, parties, weddings, yacht clubs, pubs, restaurants and hotels since 1992.

FREE, SAME DAY, ISLAND-WIDE DELIVERY MON-SAT

Come and visit us at our shop or call/email for a current price list

Address: Eurovines Ltd, The Forge, Nettlestone Hill, Seaview, Isle of Wight, PO34 5DU

Phone: 01983 811743 Fax: 01983 811743 - Email - Website - Map
Details & Reviews (0)French Franks Newport
Cafes, Catering, Food Delivery, Wifi
French Franks Newport
Welcome to French Franks, we are family business with a real passion for fresh food, great coffee and friendly service.
For 25 years now we have been in our quirky old building in the centre of Newport, more recently in the art deco fronted corner building in Ryde and by the Cowes Red Jet terminal Centrally located to sit in and take a breather or handy for take away. Staff are friendly quick and knowledgable and will advise on combinations, finishing touches and daily specials.
Deliveries are available within walking distance of the shops, last orders at 11 am with delivery by mid-day. We also deliver sandwich platters, buffets and larger bespoke orders island

Address: French Franks Newport, 13 St Thomas Square, Newport Isle of Wight, PO301SL

Phone: 01983 821685 - Email - Website - Map
Details & Reviews (0)Leader Cabs Ltd
Taxi
Leader Cabs Ltd
Leader Cabs is a friendly and efficient Taxi and Private Hire company, which offers a host of high quality service, tailored to suit your needs. With a team of highly experienced staff, we are able to deliver a professional and personal service to all of our customers.
We are constantly improving our service and quality, in order to meet Your needs.
Our customers are our priority, therefore, we have an on-going procedure, that allows our service to remain to a high consistent standard and be one of the best companies on the Isle of Wight. We offer private & business travel, airport transfers or daily transport service.

Address: Leader Cabs Ltd, 2A East Street, Newport Isle of Wight, PO30 1JN

Phone: 01983 303000 - Website - Map
Marine Electricians, Marine Electronic Equipment, Marine Electronics
Wroath Marine
Wroath Marine is a service agent for Raymarine, Garmin, Tacktick, Icom, Simrad, B&G, Furuno, Grand, Evinrude and Mermaid Marine. We have provided a personal service to boat owners for 30 years, maintaining first class support for a large customer base around the Solent area. International installations are also welcome. Our services include installation, repair and updating for electronic systems on sail and motor vessels. Wroath Marine are now able to offer engineering, specialising in outboard and inboard motors.

Address: Wroath Marine, Unit 7 & 8, Cowes Yacht Haven, PO31 7AY

Phone: 01983 281467 Fax: 01983 296742 - Map
Details & Reviews (0)The Anchor Inn
Accommodation
The Anchor Inn
ACCOMMODATION AT THE ANCHOR
The Anchor offers comfortable and affordable overnight accommodation for guests.
We have 6 twin rooms and 1 double/family room available.
Each room has an en suite bathroom, as well as tea and coffee making facilities and colour television.
Our rooms are ideal for working professionals on short term trips to the town or yachtsmen wanting a comfortable night ashore.
ROOM RATES
Rooms available from £65
These rates will increase slightly during peak times so please contact us for a quotation.
* Please note *
The price is for ROOM ONLY and does NOT include Breakfast.

Address: The Anchor Inn, 1-3 High Street, Co Cork, PO317SA

Phone: 01983 292823 - Email - Website - Map
Bars & Inns, Corporate Events, Entertainment, Restaurants, Takeaway Food, Wifi
The Lifeboat
The Lifeboat stands proudly over East Cowes Marina, which is a huge favourite of visiting yachtsmen in the summer, but also a family-friendly home-from-home for locals too. In the summer, our large outside decking area offers one of the best riverside dining experiences on the Island.
For many visitors to the Isle of Wight, East Cowes will be their first port of call, since the Red Funnel car ferry docks here, delivering its passengers from Southampton straight into the town centre. East Cowes is the home of Osborne House and was once a maritime industrial town and former home of British Hovercraft. One of the most arresting landmarks many people will see, as they approach from the ferry, is the vast Union Jack painted onto the shore side doors of the old hovercraft factory. Now, East Cowes is a small but busy town with a cluster of popular shops and a stunning marina development.

Address: The Lifeboat, Britannia Way, East Cowes Isle of Wight, PO326UB

Phone: 01983 292711 - Website - Map
Details & Reviews (1)Nigel R Harrison Yacht Surveys
Marine Surveyors
Yacht surveys
Planning to buy a yacht? Make sure your investment is a sound one by having the professionals at Nigel R Harrison Yacht Surveys conduct a throughout inspection of the yacht in question, to make sure everything is in order.
Consultancy services
We have been in part of this industry for many years and offer a range of services that includes marine design and construction. Based on your requirements, we can offer tailored solutions that meet your specifications.
Different types of vessels
Our expertise is not just limited to yachts. You can also rely on us to carry out in-depth surveys and inspections for GRP, timber, steel and alloy vessels at prices that are highly competitive.

Address: Nigel R Harrison Yacht Surveys, Unit 10 Kingston Marine Services, Kingston Road East Cowes Isle of Wight, PO32 6JS

Phone: 01983 638 178 - Email - Website - Mobile: 07583 921 113 - Map
Accommodation, Health & Beauty
The Union Inn
The Union Inn offers 6 newly refurbished, individually themed, en-suite letting rooms all designed and furnished in a boutique style. A haven for yachting enthusiasts, business people and holiday makers and an ideal all-year-round base from which to explore the Isle of Wight.

Address: The Union Inn, Watch House Lane, Cowes , Isle of Wight, PO31 7QH

Phone: 01983 293163 - Email - Website - Map
Visitor Attractions
Queen Victoria and Prince Albert bought Osborne and its estate from Lady Isabella Blachford in 1845. In 1848 the old house was demolished and a new three-storey pavilion with flagtower and main and household wings was built. The 19th century estate eventually totalled over 800 hectares and included numerous cottages and lodges for estate workers and members of the household. Prince Albert's planting scheme was partially dictated by the already well-established late 18th century landscape that surrounded Osborne House. Other influences include his liking for poplars found at his family home of the Rosenau, and for the Italian fashion which he had seen at first hand of lining principal drives and walks with evergreens, such as myrtle and laurel. The walled kitchen-garden and adjoining pleasure grounds in front of the house remained as elements from the late 18th century landscape. The upper and lower terraces, with their ornamental parterres interspersed with statues representing the seasons, were constructed under the supervision of Prince Albert and Ludwig Gruner. The Swiss Cottage Garden laid out in 1853, with furnished cottage, was used by the children to grow and sell vegetables as a practical exercise in market gardening. The garden is following a restoration programme with the aim to present the park and garden landscape as close to the period before Queen Victoria's death as possible.

Address: Osborne House, Isle of Wight

Phone: - Website - Map
Details & Reviews (0)French Franks Cowes
Cafes, Catering, Corporate Events, Food Delivery, Provisions, Takeaway Food, Wifi, Yacht Hampers
French Franks Cowes
French Franks is a local business with a passion for great food and coffee on the go, find us in the town centre of Newport and Ryde and outside the Red Jet terminal in Cowes.
Handy for your morning Illy coffee or breakfast, crew lunch packs made to order – drop in or pre-order for collection during busy events.

Address: French Franks Cowes, 4 The Arcade, Cowes Isle of Wight, PO317AR

Phone: 01983 716543 - Email - Website - Mobile: 07531 913274 - Map
Bars & Inns, Corporate Events, Restaurants, Wifi
Mojac
Mark and Helen Baldwin would like to take this opportunity to welcome you to Mojac's Web Site, and to take a few moments of your time, to tell you a little bit about ourselves. Mojac's opened in January 2000 and was named after our two sons Jack and Tom. Our aim has consistently been to provide our customers with a warm, cosy environment in which you can be wined, dined and indulged, whether you are a regular visitor with us or visit only once.

Address: 10a Shooters Hill, Cowes, Isle of Wight, PO31 7BG

Phone: 01983 281 118 - Email - Website - Map
Details & Reviews (0)The Sir Max Aitken Museum
Visitor Attractions
The Sir Max Aitken Museum
Visitors arriving in Cowes should not leave without making a visit to the Sir Max Aitken Museum in the famous pink building, The Prospect on Cowes High Street.
This magnificent 18th Century, Ratsey and Lapthorn sail maker’s loft, was acquired and restored by Sir Max Aitken in 1947. Today, with its traditional splendour, the building boasts Sir Max’s personal collection of historic and nautical artefacts.
John William Maxwell Aitken was born in Canada in 1910, he was the eldest son of Lord Beaverbrook, the owner of the Daily Express newspaper group. Sir Max was educated at Pembrooke college, Cambridge, where he joined the Auxiliary Air Force, which consisted of sparetime flyers who gave up their weekends and holidays to learn the art of flying different aircraft.
In 1939, Sir Max was flying with the famous 601 County of London Squadron, he fought in the Battle of Britain and was among the lucky few pilots who survived the war. His first mission was over Germany in 1939 and his last was as group Captain of the Banff Strike Wing, flying over Norway, in 1945. He was credited as having 16 victories, 9 probables and having damaged 15 enemy aircraft.
He was awarded the Distinguished Service order and the Distinguished Flying Cross and he was Knighted in the 1940s.

Address: The Sir Max Aitken Museum, 83 High Street, Cowes Isle of Wight, PO317AJ

Phone: 01983 293800 - Email - Website - Map
Details & Reviews (0)Cowes Yacht Haven
Marinas
Cowes Yacht Haven represents the heart of the sailing world in Cowes. Centrally located, visitors have instant access to Cowes town centre, the Parade, with its range of yacht clubs, including the historic Royal Yacht Squadron, and beautiful Northwood Park, with its tennis, mini-golf facilities and pleasant walks.

Address: Vectis Yard, High Street, Cowes, PO31 7BD

Phone: +44 (0)1983 299975 Fax: +44 (0)1983 200332 - Email - Website - Map
Details & Reviews (0)Dack's Newsagents
Gift Shops, Newsagent, Off Licence, Provisions, Takeaway Food
Dack
Local Books, Magazines, Maps, Newspapers, Souvenirs, Beach and Children’s Toys.
Coffees, Teas, Soft Drinks, Chocolate, Ice Creams, Sweets, Sandwiches and Crisps.
Beer, Mixers, Spirits, Wines. Cigars, Tobacco, e-Cigarettes and Refills – wide variety of mixed flavours provided by Vapour Monkey.

Address: Dack's Newsagents, 4 The Arcade, Cowes Isle of Wight, PO317AR

Phone: 01983 292240 - Website - Map
Details & Reviews (1)Made 2 Measure Fenders
Boat Fenders, Online Shopping, Superyacht Fenders
Made 2 Measure Fenders
Made 2 Measure Fenders LLP has many years’ experience in the marine industry.
We offer quality products and a premium service to luxury yacht owners, Captains, yards, dealers and distributors.
We are constantly looking to develop new products and work closely with fellow professionals in the marine industry.
We have an established and expanding client base throughout Europe and beyond.
We pride ourselves on being approachable, flexible and conscientious.
Why not give us a ring – we’ll be happy to help.

Address: Made 2 Measure Fenders, Unit 4 Clarence Boatyard, East Cowes, PO32 6TA

Phone: +44(0)845 337 9133 or +44(0)1983 210493 - Email - Website - Map
Details & Reviews (1)Island Harbour Marina
Marinas
Island Harbour Marina
Island Harbour is located one mile upstream from Cowes on the Isle of Wight and offers over 200 berths for permanent moorings and visiting yachts. Situated on the picturesque River Medina, the marina is ideal for walking and relaxing.

we are contactable via CH 80 on VHF

Address: Mill Lane, Binfield, Newport, Isle of Wight, PO30 2LA

Phone: 01983 539994 Fax: 01983 523401 - Email - Website - Mobile: 07584 282457 - Map
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