The bustling seaport town of Cowes or West Cowes has been recognised as being a home for international yacht racing since the founding of the Royal Yacht Squadron in 1815. Cowes Week, which is the World’s oldest racing regatta, is celebrated every year in August, enticing thousands of visitors and local residents alike.
Cowes was once served with a rail service connecting people to central Newport, and although this was cut in the 1960’s, a bus route is in place offering a frequent service (multiple buses throughout an hour period). For those who like the outdoors, there is also a cycle path which is mostly flat and very pleasant for cyclists and dog walkers alike which connects to the heart of the Island as well as a flat walk along the sea front linking through to Gurnard.
There is also a high-speed Red Jet Service which is attractive to commuters to and from the Isle of Wight which connects to nearby Southampton. There is also a chain ferry service, which connects to East Cowes and which also supplies a Red Funnel Ferry Service which also connects to Southampton.
There are not only various eateries that are easily accessible, but also welcoming watering holes, often with live entertainment, restaurants, supermarkets and a vast amount more.
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