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Useful Information

Welcome to Cowes!

Here are some useful links for up-to-date information during your visit to the Solent and Cowes Yacht Haven. 

On the water

Notices to Mariners – latest safety and navigation updates
Cowes Harbour General Directions
Cowes Harbour Handbook – Printed copies available in the Marina Office
Cowes Tide tables
Weather conditions on the Bramble Bank
Met Office marine forecast


Lallows Boatyard    Located at the end of Lallows pier next to the entrance to the south basin.
Cowes Harbour Commission Fuel Berth   – Cowes Harbour Fuels is situated 200 metres south of the Chain Ferry on the west side of the River Medina.  A red flag is flown during opening hours.  

Coast Guard – DIAL 999 / 112 and ask for the Coastguard.

Documents and Policies

On shore

Eating Out, sight seeing and other things to do

Destination Cowes gives a good roundup of the shops, bars restaurants and activities a few minutes walk from the Yacht Haven – you will be spoilt for choice!

If you want to explore the wider Isle of Wight the official tourist site Visit Isle of Wight lists all the attractions and events across the island.

Yacht Clubs in Cowes

Royal Yacht Squadron
RORC Cowes
Royal London
Island Sailing Club
Cowes Corinthian Yacht Club 


Sainsbury’s, Marks and Spencer Food Hall, and The Food Hamper are all within a 5 minute walk.  You’ll also find butchers, fishmongers, wine merchants and other specialist shops along Cowes High Street.

Ask in the Marina Office for directions.


You will find Jolliffes outside the main road entrance in Birmingham Road and Pascal Atkey nearby.

Riggers and Sailmakers

Spencer Rigging
Cowes Sailmakers
Solent sails


Wroath Marine are based in the Haven
Islandwide Marine

Other services

Just in case you need other services during your visit:
Cowes Medical Centre
Dental walk in Centre:  Damira East Cowes

126 High Street, Cowes – Some walk in appointments available
High Street Newport PO30 1SZ – Dial 101 or visit in person

Post Offices:
Cowes: “Cowes Town Central” 104 High Street, Cowes, PO31 7AU
Cowes: Inside the “Co Op” 155 Mill Hill Road, Cowes, PO31 7EL
East Cowes: 9 Well Road, East Cowes, PO32 6SP