Cowes has simply everything you’ll need for your seaside holiday. The fine sandy north facing beach is glorious in any season, with shady trees, inviting waters, views out to French Island and the Mornington Peninsula, and a jetty where you can take a boat trip to explore more of the island.
Cowes is the major hub of Phillip Island, so you’ll find plenty of great seaside eateries, lots of places to shop for holiday supplies, little local galleries for beautiful art and jewellery, and retail outlets stocking plenty of casual holiday gear. The Cowes Visitor Information Centre is the place to pop into if you want expert advice and information.
There are so many different things you can do: if you’re a history lover, the Phillip Island Historical Society Museum tells some fascinating stories; you can hire a boat and go fishing, cruise the bay and watch the antics of the inhabitants at Seal Rocks, or take the ferry to the eco world of French Island; play golf, indulge at a day spa, take a cooking course or take on the kids at ten pin bowling at the Phillip Island Ten Pin Bowling and Entertainment Centre.
Cowes offers an impressive range of holiday accommodation, but you should also consider the pretty waterfront community of Silverleaves near Cowes, which has a long and often deserted beach. Wimbledon Heights has holiday cottages and well-appointed family homes for rent, and its rural setting with rolling farmland is very handy to the Phillip Island Grand Prix Circuit.
Cowes, Silverleaves & Wimbledon Heights