Prince's Esplanade provides a sand and shingle beach accessible by car or on foot. Ideal for family swimming, plenty of seafront activities plus fantastic views of yachts, cruise ships and large container vessels in the Solent. Café, parking, toilets and boat trips.


Cowes Beach is a short pebble and shell covered beach to the west of the town front or Parade. It makes the perfect vantage point for the many sailing events that take place in the historic yachting town of Cowes throughout the year, including the world’s largest sailing regatta “Cowes Week”.

Whilst the beach is mainly stoney, there is some sand underfoot below the low water mark and you can find shells, sea glass and other sea-jewels amongst the pebbles.