Cowes is the world famous yachting centre. Once a year The Solent around Cowes is filled with sails during Cowes Week. Cowes is also the starting point and finishing point for the end of the Round the Island Race.


Cowes is home to some amazing attractions such as: Osborne House, Classic Boat Museum & The Wight Military & Heritage Museum. There is also brilliant beaches which offer amazing views of The Solent!


Cowes has amazing transport links with the mainland and rest of the Island. Southern Vectis provides Routes 1 to Newport, 4 to Ryde and Route 5 to Newport. There is also the Red Funnel vehicle & passenger ferry from East Cowes to Southampton, Cowes provides the passenger Red Jet services to Southampton.

The Two towns are connected by the Floating bridge service.

Carnival Dates

Main Carnival: 27th July

Illuminated: 27th August