9.2 out of 10

Cowes

Ranked 2nd best suburb in Gippsland
-38.4892211349943 145.291452460566
Great for
  • Parks & Recreation
  • Clean & Green
  • Lack of Traffic
  • Peace & Quiet
  • Safe & Sound
Not great for
  • Parking
  • Public Transport
  • Medical Facilities
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Who lives here?
  • Families with kids
  • Professionals
  • Singles
  • Retirees
  • Tourists

Reviews

5/5 rating details
  • Neighbourly Spirit 5/5
  • Clean & Green 5/5
  • Eating Out 5/5
  • Parks & Recreation 5/5
  • Public Transport 5/5
  • Schools 5/5
Nov 14, 2018

"Beachside living in magnificent Cowes"

The top suburb in Phillip Island and 2nd top suburb in Gippsland
Recommended for
  • Singles
5/5 rating details
  • Neighbourly Spirit 5/5
  • Safe & Sound 5/5
  • Clean & Green 5/5
  • Eating Out 5/5
  • Parks & Recreation 5/5
  • Public Transport 5/5
  • Schools 5/5
Nov 14, 2018

"Contemporary Cowes with popular tree lined shopping strip and the best beaches"

The esplanade is very picturesque with norfolk pines and walking path along the beach. There are many spots to enjoy the sunset on the main beach and even Red Rock Beach. The sizeable pier and new Jetty Triangle and Piazza in 2019 make the beach front very beautiful. The suburb has many schools including the newly built and popular Our Lady Star of the Sea Primary School. It is the most populous area on Phillip Island and looks out towards the back of the Mornington Peninsula. The close by golf courses are also a main attraction of the suburb.

The Phillip Island to Mornington Peninsula Car Ferry is also set to benefit the suburb for transportation and tourism to become better connected to Melbourne. The newly built Cowes Health/Medical Hub and Aquatic Centre is also very modern and the Cowes Transit Centre and all day carpark is set to cater to tourists flocking to the area in summer. Cowes is also getting a cutting edge and architecturally deigned library/cultural and community centre. Cowes has been transformed into a modern suburb with newly built houses and estates at settlement rd towards the back of the suburb. The suburbs popularity can be shown through the amount of 4-storey apartments common in the area. Cowes really is the CBD of Phillip Island as well as San Remo.
Recommended for
  • Professionals
  • Singles
  • Families with kids
3/5 rating details
  • Parks & Recreation 5/5
Mar 10, 2018

"Overcrowded in the Summer and in desperate need of some love"

Phillip Island is undoubtedly a lovely place, but the traffic to get to Cowes in Summer is nothing short of ridiculous. It could take up to 90 minutes to get from Bass to Cowes in Summer. The other issue with such a popular tourist destination is not the locals, but rather the visitors who don't always take care of the place. A lot of shops for rent on the main street of Cowes and the shopping strip has become very dated.
5/5 rating details
  • Neighbourly Spirit 3/5
  • Safe & Sound 5/5
  • Clean & Green 5/5
  • Pest Free 5/5
  • Peace & Quiet 5/5
  • Eating Out 3/5
  • Nightlife 2/5
  • Parks & Recreation 3/5
  • Shopping Options 4/5
  • Gym & Fitness 3/5
  • Internet Access 3/5
  • Lack of Traffic 5/5
  • Parking 4/5
  • Cost of Living 3/5
  • Resale or Rental Value 4/5
  • Public Transport 3/5
  • Medical Facilities 2/5
  • Schools 3/5
  • Childcare 2/5
2yrs+

"Cowes - a little piece of paradise"

I have been holidating in Cowes for 40 years. It retains its country twon feel, but has a little something extra
Pros
  • peace and quiet
  • family friendly beaches
  • leisurely pace
Recommended for
  • Professionals
  • Families with kids
  • Retirees
  • Tourists
  • Country Lovers
5/5 rating details
  • Neighbourly Spirit 4/5
  • Safe & Sound 4/5
  • Clean & Green 3/5
  • Pest Free 4/5
  • Peace & Quiet 4/5
  • Eating Out 4/5
  • Nightlife 2/5
  • Parks & Recreation 4/5
  • Shopping Options 4/5
  • Gym & Fitness 4/5
  • Internet Access 4/5
  • Lack of Traffic 4/5
  • Cost of Living 4/5
  • Resale or Rental Value 4/5
  • Public Transport 4/5
  • Medical Facilities 4/5
  • Schools 4/5
  • Childcare 4/5
2yrs+

"Cowes, Victoria - Perfect for a relaxing time out."

Great beaches. people are all very nice and welcoming. There is heaps to do, lots of wildlife parks. the kids just love it
Recommended for
  • Professionals
  • Singles
  • Families with kids
  • Retirees
5/5 rating details
  • Neighbourly Spirit 5/5
  • Safe & Sound 5/5
  • Clean & Green 5/5
  • Pest Free 5/5
  • Peace & Quiet 5/5
  • Eating Out 5/5
  • Nightlife 5/5
  • Parks & Recreation 5/5
  • Shopping Options 5/5
  • Gym & Fitness 5/5
  • Internet Access 5/5
  • Lack of Traffic 5/5
  • Cost of Living 5/5
  • Resale or Rental Value 5/5
  • Public Transport 5/5
  • Medical Facilities 5/5
  • Schools 5/5
  • Childcare 5/5
2yrs+
Recommended for
  • Families with kids
5/5 rating details
  • Neighbourly Spirit 5/5
  • Eating Out 5/5
  • Nightlife 2/5
2yrs+

"Great place to relax"

Churchill Island is a great place to visit when you're on Philip Island - the food is brilliant at the Farm and I believe the Chill Island events are great.

My son loved the farm animals and the freedom to run around.
Recommended for
  • Professionals
  • Families with kids
  • Retirees

Unranked Streets in Cowes

"Great holiday spot"
-38.4560823858 145.2250940575
"Glorious views! Perfect for a getaway."
-38.45016 145.21385
"Great Place to raise the family"
-38.45429 145.21591
"Great if you like drunk parties, heavy traffic and expensive food."
-38.4561745934 145.2265420576

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