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Mimosa Lodge is located in a quiet residential area, 15minutes walk from the centre of Cowes.

Osborne House (3 mi) Osborne House, Queen Victoria’s family home.

Royal Yacht Squadron (0.5 mi) Founded in 1815, the Royal Yacht Squadron is the most prestigious yacht club in the United Kingdom and arguably the world. Its clubhouse is located in Cowes Castle on the Isle of Wight in the United Kingdom. The club’s patron is Queen Elizabeth II and the club’s Admiral is Prince Philip.

Royal Corinthian Yacht Club (0.5 mi) The Royal Corinthian Yacht Club exists to encourage amateur yacht sailing, the study of seamanship and navigation, the holding of matches, races and regattas, and the provision of accommodation to enable social interaction between Members of the Club and their guests.” (From the RCYC Constitution 1931)

Island Sailing Club (0.8 mi) A Warm Welcome to Visiting YachtsmenThe Island Sailing Club extends a warm welcome to all visiting yachtsmen; there is a visitors book outside the main bar and dining room where you sign in.We have bar, dining room and shower facilities all of which are available to you once you have signed in. Our dress code is smart casual and there is no need for gentlemen to wear a tie in the evenings unless attending a formal Club event.

cowesCowes Corinthian Yacht Club (1 mi) The Cowes Corinthian Yacht Club was established in 1952 by the late ‘Tiny’ Mitchell as a club for local yachtsmen. It has evolved largely through the voluntary labours of it’s members to become a popular venue for both racing and cruising yachtsmen. It is the only club in Cowes that can provide marina berths and shoreside boat storage facilities to it’s members.

Gurnard Sailing Club (0.7 mi) Gurnard Sailing Club is located on the shores of Gurnard Bay, a mile or so west of Cowes.The location is superb with the prevailing south westerlies providing windward starts and reaching legs to the mainland shore. The racing area is set either within Gurnard Bay for the smaller dinghies or the exciting waters of the western Solent for fast reaching and Olympic courses.The tides are strong and provide challenging conditions which makes for first-class sailing.

Cowes Golf Club (0.8 mi) Welcome to Cowes Golf Club The Isle of Wight’s little gem is just 40 minutes away from Southampton or Portsmouth by fast ferry and celebrated its centenary in 2009. This excellent parkland course boasts some of the finest greens on the island and is located on the edge of Cowes with fantastic views over the Solent.Although nine holes, the course with alternate tees presents a challenging 18 hole test which many golfers have underestimated at their peril.

IOW Bird Watching (7 mi) There are lots of choices for bird watching on the Isle of Wight as described on this website

Birding Isle of Wight                      Isle of Wight Sea Eagles Project          National Trust – Bird Watching

Walking, coastal path (1 mi) There are lots of great walks on the Isle Of Wight, We particularly enjoy the coastal paths around the island, as described on this website

National Trust downloadable walks     19 great walks for example        Newtown national nature reserve

IOW council Island Walks   Excellent council webpage that includes fifty downloadable walks

IOW ramblers        IOW Ramblers 2016/17 survey of the Coastal Path, in preparation for a report due to be published in early 2020 for a potential improved route of the Coastal path.

Phil Mortiboy’s description of walking the IOW Coastal path

Wightpaths website   has a great online version of the IOW Council rights of way map, if shows all the Island footpaths with their numbers as shown on the footpath signposts. Also includes the Coastal path, Bembridge Trail, Nunwell Trail, Yar Trail, Tennyson Trail and Worsley Trail.

John Harris walking in England        has loads of downloadable Island walks

Ghost Island (0 mi) Isle of Wight Ghosts… Experts in local Isle of Wight Ghosts…. Would you like to get involved in an overnight investigation? Why not join Marc and the team of mediums, in some of the most haunted locations in the UK, allowing us to bring history to life and discover the truth behind the story’s. let the mediums guide you through an evening where you will experience…

cowes iowCowes Week (0.5 mi) Since 1826 Cowes Week has played a key part in the British sporting summer calendar and is one of the UK’s longest running and most successful sporting events. It now stages up to 40 daily races for around 1,000 boats and is the largest sailing regatta of its kind in the world.

Round the Island Race (0.5 mi) The annual Round the Island Race, organised by the Island Sailing Club, is a one-day yacht race around the Isle of Wight, an island situated off the south coast of England. The race regularly attracts over 1,700 boats and around 16,000 sailors, making it one of the largest yacht races in the world and the fourth largest participation sporting event in the UK after the London Marathon and the Great North and South Runs.

Redjet Terminal (0.75 mi) High speed foot passenger ferry Terminal. 25 Minutes service from Southampton Town Quay. We offer a complimentary pick up and drop off from the Terminal.

Pharmacy (0.8 mi) Day Lewis Pharmacy, 7 High St, Town Centre, Cowes. PO31 7SA 01983 293011

Red Funnel (2 mi) Car and Passenger Ferry from Southampton Town Quay to East Cowes.

Griffin Marine Services RYA Motor Cruising Powerboat and PWC courses as well as VHF First Aid Radar and Navigation Sea Survival and Diesel Engine courses .

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