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Giant Boat Jumbe at Northwood Park, Cowes, Isle of Wight.


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Sunday 29th March, 2020

Northwood Park, Ward Avenue, Cowes


Cowes Giant Boat Jumble

The event has been cancelled by the organiser.

Northwood House and Park are located in Cowes on the north side of the Isle of Wight, and the west bank of the River Medina (which flows into Newport to the South). The hard-surfaced paths around the park make it ideal for getting around and enjoying the park’s facilities. Weather permitting, it’s a great place to picnic and enjoy the natural surroundings - and there is enough space to let the dog off the lead for a little exercise. Northwood Park holds a few events around the year, and although the boat jumble is a newer one, it is well worth a stroll around the stalls - whether you own a boat or not!

Organiser : Northwood House & Park

Telephone : 01983 293642

Other Boat Stuff

Boat Jumble related businesses and services in the Cowes area include:

  1. Searibs Uk - boat dealer.
  2. Cowes Yacht Agency - boat dealer.
  3. Advanced Rigging and Hydraulics - boat repair.
  4. Clare Lallow Ltd. - Boat repair.

Directions To The Event

If you already live on the Isle of Wight, then you probably already know how to get to Northwood House in Cowes. Parking is available in the Rotunda Car Park, or at the House itself, off Park Road. If you are travelling to the Isle of Wight for the day, or weekend, then assuming you are going without a car, you can take the foot passenger Red Jet (or Red Ferry) from Southampton Ferry Terminal (SO14 2JY). Exit the M27 at junction 3 (south) and follow the M271 for about 5 miles to the terminal. The Red Jet takes about 30min to get to Cowes, while the Car Ferry takes about an hour. In both cases, the boat ride is an adventure in itself, with fantastic views from the ferry as you depart Southampton Water and enter the Solent. Northwood Park is a 10 to 15-minute walk, from the Red Jet Terminal - just follow Terminus Road, up the hill, through the town centre (pass Marks and Spencer Foodhall on the left) until you see signs for the House and Park on the right-hand side.

Use the postcode PO31 8AZ for car navigation systems.

Other Activities Around Northwood Park

For those who are genuinely nautical, check out the Cowes Maritime Museum on Beckford Road. Although a little small, this museum packs a lot of information about local people and maritime history (it’s not always open, so be sure to check beforehand). If you fancy a stroll, meander your way north, along the Coastal Path, and the Esplanade, to Egypt Point. An excellent place for a few selfies, with superb views across the Solent. There are, of course, plenty of other activities to do on the island. Call the Tourist Information office on 01983 520052 for a full rundown of attractions and activities - like the Tea Garden and farm shop at Quarr Abbey, an ancient 12th-century monastery.

Activities in and around Northwood Park

Accommodation In The Cowes Area

If you plan on staying in Cowes, there is a 3-star Bed and Breakfast on the doorstep of the boat jumble. Simply called ’24 Ward Avenue’, this alluring guest house offers appealing rooms and a full English. Back towards the Ferry Terminal is The Fountain Hotel, another 3-star traditional style pub and hotel located in Cowes Town centre. There are other, more upmarket hotels around for those who didn’t blow the budget at the boat jumble, all within a short walk or taxi ride. For the more adventurous, the Isle of Wight has plenty of other coastal hotels dotted around the island to suit every budget. Just make sure you have accommodation booked beforehand and somewhere to stay as we hear that press gangs still operate in the area!

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