A short walk from the town centre, you will discover a sand and shingle beach suitable for swimming and canoeing.
A short walk from the town centre, you will discover a sand and shingle beach suitable for swimming and canoeing. The beach has fantastic views across West Cowes, its marina and out across the Solent. It is good for beach family swimming and as it is tucked away behind the town it a great beach to visit if you are looking for somewhere quite to relax.
The beach runs along the Esplanade which is a very short distance out of East Cowes town, and the access road runs the length of the beach behind the sea wall, with a wooded area to the rear perfect for walks. With a great variety of vessels regularly moving through the Solent it is also a great vantage point for watching boats and yachts.
Along the Esplanade from the town there is an adventure playground and paddling pool for the kids with a row of large green beach huts
The beach does mostly disappear when the tide is right in so it is worth checking the tide tables so you don't get caught out.
Open all year
Parking along the Esplanade is mainly free but there are time restrictions closer to town where you can also find a good sized car park. There are plenty of cafes and shops to explore in East Cowes as well as a Supermarket for those wanting a picnic on the beach - remember to clean up after yourselves.
East Cowes Beach currently holds a Seaside Award.