East Cowes is situated on the east of the Medina river mouth and is accessible from west Cowes via the floating bridge, which is one of only a few left in service in the world.
The Red funnel car ferry service runs from East Cowes to Southampton, to the newly refurbished terminal.
East Cowes also has a very good Marina.
On the Outskirts of East Cowes lies Osborne House, beloved holiday home of Queen Victoria.
Some of this is open to the public as are the wonderful gardens which include the famous Swiss Cottage.