Welcome to Cowes, Phillip Island!

We are an Australian favourite destination that is known the world over. Known for our magnificent beaches, known for our quality multicultural restaurants, known for our world class cafes and known for our fantastic attractions. Walk along the foreshore with the golden sand between your toes and the bay beach lapping gently nearby to the Jetty Cafe or head up the main road with its abundance of shopping and huge assortment of restaurants.

Plan a Phillip Island Holiday

Phillip Island has it all. Let us help you explore everything The Island has to offer but along the way we will also show you all the great places to rest and just relax. Accommodation is plentiful and varied with options for singles or families, by the beach or in town, fully serviced or look after your self. A Phillip Island holiday is a must. There really is always a lot happing, in and around Cowes.

Visit Cowes

We will keep you updated so you don’t miss a thing. Using Cowes as your base and this web site as your resource we will highlight what is happening in Cowes and elsewhere on The Island (Phillip Island). There really is so much to do, places to see, animals to watch, shops and restaurants to visit. Our job is to make sure you have all the information you need to have a great visit.

How do you get to Cowes?

Not sure how to get to Cowes, Phillip Island? You may be surprised by the different options. Visit our blog page here for all the different ways to get to Phillip Island.

Community Noticeboard

November 10, 2017

Grossard Court Family Fun Day You are all invited to the Grossard Court Family Fun Day at 1A Leslie Ave Cowes on […]


October 16, 2017

Country Woman’s Association Cake Stall The country women’s association of Cowes is having a cake and preserves stall outside their […]


October 13, 2017

Open Day Phillip Island Senior Citizens club incorporating The Phillip Island Club are having an open day October 14th 9:30am […]

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Recent comments / what our visitors are saying
  • I remember I used to catch 30 40 yellow tail about 10 years Ago. Not anymore though
  • Why not Stay & Play at the Aussie Golf Ranch Self Contained Cottages or smaller Garden Studios. Located on the private Redrocks Beach, Phillip Island
  • Hi, I was wanting to get in touch with a stall holder who sells hand spun wool at the Cowes Island Craft Market. I brought some beautiful wool from her last year and would like to purchase some more but I am not able to get to the market from Melbourne this week. I believe her name is Karen. Does anyone have any details for her as I would be keen to get in touch to buy some more wool.
  • Phillip island is not a dog friendly place as published, so we now holiday at Inverloch. On the Island, you need a car to take your dog for a walk on only a couple of beaches on the entire Island. These are, well away from all of the holiday accomodation places and shops. The next ban, will be, not being able to walk your dog through the shopping precinct, followed closely by, don't bring your dog or cat onto the island at any time. We have free/very cheap accomodation available any time on the island. It has been available to us for over 25 years, for which we have been very appreciative, but we can't walk the dog !!!!!!!!! WITHOUT RISKING A FINE FROM THE EVER INCREASING COUNCIL RANGERS, WHO ARE VERY PLEASANT WHEN HANDING THEM TO YOU. iNVERLOCH HAS DOG FRIENDLY LEAD FREE BEACHES NEAR THE SHOPS AND ACCOMMODATION PLACES, AND THEY PROVIDE WATER AT ALL THE FOOD OUTLETS, EXCEPT THE MALL. ALMOST EVERYBODY LIVING THERE AND/OR HOLIDAYING THERE HAS ONE, OR WANTS TO PAT YOURS. We pay full price for our accomodation. Note: No shortage of reasonably priced dog friendly accomodation. After holidaying on the island for 10 years, we've given them all up, as digruntled selfish Greenies. Interested only in taking your money to promote their "Green" lifestyle, on Publicly Owned Land, and to initiate more legal bids to control more land/land use for their own benefit, CERTAINLY NOT FOR THE VISITORS. The Plovers must be the most over protected bird in all of Australia, because they have protected land/nests everywhere around Australia's coastline. Don't bother reponding with any personal insults, because I only came across this rubbish from The Island's advertising company by accident, and I won't be returning to it.
    Tracey Brewer
  • Do l pay on the day l have a muscle car and my friend has and we both would like to be a part of it
    Ray cambareri