Visiting Us

Two sailing boats cross the Royal Yacht Squadron finish line at Cowes Week while onlookers watch from the shore
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Whether you're bimbling around for a day, taking part in a regatta, or having a week afloat, you're very welcome at East Cowes.

Visitor benefits

  • Summer overnight visit £3.25 per metre
  • Winter overnight visit £2.20 per metre
  • Electricity, WiFi, showers all included
  • Book your berth for peace of mind
  • Stamp Album - collect six overnight visits and the seventh is free
  • Discounts for rally groups

Visit for lunch in the Lifeboat pub overlooking the marina, rest overnight as you cruise around, or stay for a few days and explore the island.

We do get very busy in the summer and school holidays, so please call us in advance.

Rallies and groups

We welcome group bookings from clubs and class associations. Groups of 8 or more pre-booked boats get a 10% discount on overnight berthing. Payment in advance is required.

We only book one or two rallies a week and none during peak summer weekends, so please call us to get your rally date booked! 01983 293983

In our marina garden we have a marquee with picnic-style bench seating for approximately 50 people. It's a great location for a rally barbecue or drinks party – close to the pontoons but private. We also have barbecues and can provide charcoal and cooking implements. Ask us for details.

Special visitors

If you have special requirements, please don't hesitate to ask our team for help or advice.

The marina is completely wheelchair accessible, and we are proud supporters of the Ellen Macarthur Cancer TrustCowes Sailability and Wet Wheels.

We welcome children and dogs, and there are play areas close-by to run-off cabin fever.

Three friends bask in the sunlight on their yacht amongst the other vessels in East Cowes Marina

Cowes Week and Round the Island Race

Cowes Week and Round the Island Race are the two busiest periods at East Cowes Marina. Because it is so busy, we have a different pricing structure for these events and we get booked-out very quickly.

Round the Island Race

The 2019 race date is 29 June, with the berthing package available on 28 and 29 June.  Berths can be booked from 2 January 2019 onwards - we'll book-out quickly!

More details to follow.

Cowes Week and the Fastnet Race

Cowes Week is a great event in the local calendar, with lots to see and do on the water and ashore. The race dates for 2019 are 10-17 August. Berths can be booked from 2 January 2019 onwards.

We will have rates for day visitors and crews booking for the whole week.

The 2019 Fastnet Race start will be on 3 August (ahead of Cowes Week this year) and we will have a berthing package available to help boats prepare for the race.

“Perfect for a lunch time stop with the Lifeboat pub right on the doorstep. Excellent facilities and a sheltered marina whatever the weather.”

John Marsters, Wickaninnish

A wide-angle shot of the River Medina shows the Lifeboat pub overlooking East Cowes Marina and the boats moored there

The Marina

We have 380 berths for power and sail, the Lifeboat pub with sun terrace, free parking, water taxi and more.

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The River Medina as seen from a pontoon at East Cowes Marina: calm waters reflect the blue sky and powdery clouds


At the heart of the Solent on the sunny, sheltered river Medina, 500m from Cowes.

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Aboard their boat, tied up at East Cowes, the Jackaroo sailing team raise their beers

Annual Berthing

Locals and mainlanders love our friendly marina as a race base or holiday home-from-home.

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