Osborne Bay
...a great lunchtime stop...

Osborne Bay

Osborne bay is on the North east Coast of the Isle of Wight to the East of Cowes, it makes a perfect lunch stop at anchor and can provide spectacular views of sailing at its finest.

A chance here to swim from the stern of your yacht or laze on deck and watch the world go by.

The sea bed is a mixture of mud and sand and offers good holding. It is very popular in the summer but it is a large anchorage and there is plenty of room.

It is a fairly sheltered but only offers a private beach and as such no landing is permitted.

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Just around the corner on the north east point of East Cowes is Norris Castle.

Built in 1790 by James Wyatt it was actually built to look like a castle, but this was only for show as there are no actual fortifications. Queen Victoria stayed here when she was young before purchasing Osborne House.

 

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Osborne Bay is overlooked by Osborne House, Queen Victoria’s summer residence. The house was built between 1845 & 1851 as a summer house and rural retreat.

The beach is where Queen Victoria and her husband Prince Albert swam.