Walk the Coastal Path from West Cowes

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The Isle of Wight coastal path is a scenic and varied 70-mile route around the island. From West Cowes, you can head West along esplanade through Gurnard and on to the remote Thorness Bay where you're forced inland through Newton Harbour Nature Reserve. Heading East is not recommended (unless you're doing the full route) as you are mostly restricted to roads as far as Fishbourne.

All abilities

All abilities

No equipment hire

No equipment hire

No guides, instructors or clubs

No guides, instructors or clubs

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Free entry

No entry cost

Suitable for dogs

Suitable for dogs on leads only

Refreshments available on site.

Countless options available in town.

Toilets available

Public toilets available on site.

No camping options nearby

No camping nearby

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For more information check out the Isle of Wight website.

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Accessible parking

Paid parking along the esplanade, including accessible bays.

Easily accessible by public transport.

 A short walk from the ferry terminal and bus stops in town.

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Cowes Esplanade (Isle of Wight), Esplanade, Cowes PO31 7FS, UK

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