Package Holidays in Victoria
Cowes Phillip Island Victoria Australia
Cowes, population 3050, on the northern side is the islands main town and is also the islands only ferry port. Cowes is a popular summer resort with sheltered beaches that are safe for swimming, yachting and water sports.
The Esplanade runs along the scenic foreshore of Westernport. There is a grassy embankment under cypress pines with picnic and barbecue facilities, a children's playground, toilets and a jetty that is a popular fishing spot. In front of the jetty are the War Memorial Gardens. The waterfront is a good place to launch canoes, sailboards and other small craft and there is a boat ramp.
A cruise from Cowes takes you to Seal Rocks where over 10 000 fur seals sunbathe on the rocks during the breeding season in November and December.