Gorgeous local art? We got it. The latest gadget for your boat? You’ll ﬁnd it. West Cowes High Street has a host of designer shops and boutiques selling everything from Isle of Wight tomatoes to silk dressing gowns and designer sunglasses.
You’ll have the opportunity to enjoy great food, do a bit of retail therapy and even find somewhere to suit up for the evening. Walking down Cowes High Street, you are welcomed by a multitude of independent shops. These include niche shops catering for fans of TV and film, places to update your wardrobe – as well as plenty of cafes offering delightful local cuisine, and even a traditional sweet shop to take you on a trip down memory lane.
It goes without saying that Cowes is a fabulous place to find top quality chandleries for your all sailing and boat needs. Or if you’re looking for a nautical item of clothing to look the part shore-side, you’ll find it in Cowes.
The High Street runs through Cowes, parallel with the River Medina – with shops on each side of the street to enjoy. Alongside the independent boutiques, you’ll find many high street names including a couple of supermarkets.
Cowes is a great-places for treasure hunting - you never know what you’ll find in the antiques and collectables shops – maybe brass portholes, beautiful globes, model yachts, giant shells and message in a bottle kits. Or if you fancy a souvenir of your visit, why not pick up a piece of local art from one of the many galleries in the town.
Across the River Medina, you’ll find East Cowes, with its range of independent stores and national chain store. The town centre is just a short stroll from ‘floating bridge’ chain ferry. Amongst the local independent stores offering clothing through to sweets are high street supermarkets and local cafes and restaurants who pride themselves on a friendly local service.
If you're looking to stay in Cowes, have a look at our accommodation page for more information.
Why not find out about the award winning attractions and historic sites in Cowes?
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