Cowes Beach


Located on one of Victoria's few north-facing beaches, Cowes, is Phillip Island's town hub, an ideal base to soak up the Island's seaside holiday vibe

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Cowes, Phillip Island

Located on one of Victorian's only north-facing beaches, Cowes, Phillip Island's commercial hub, is an ideal base to soak up the Island's seaside holiday vibe! During the holiday season, Cowes is bustling as visitors and locals enjoy the buzzing cafes, waterfront restaurants, boutique shops and ocean views.

During the summertime, Cowes main beach is patrolled by lifesavers and is a perfect location to spend the afternoon soaking up the sun and beach games on the foreshore. As holiday mode kicks in, lazy on down for breakfast, brunch or lunch at one of our many modern eateries including the Waterboy Cafe, M&O Cafe and Tapas and G'Day Tiger. At night the summer mood is in full swing as restaurants fill quickly including popular eateries such as Pinos, Bani's Restaurant, North Pier Hotel, Hotel Phillip Island, Isola Di Capri and Beach HQ.

Cowes is home to the widest variety of accommodation on Phillip Island, from self-contained apartments and caravan parks with ocean views to quaint B&Bs and houses; there really is something for everyone.