Cowes, Isle of Wight
Cowes has a lively high street which is great for shopping with many boutique stores mixed in with more sailing orientated shops. With Marks and Spencers and Sainsburys in the high street, Waitrose just over the floating bridge in East Cowes.
There is a parade in the west part of the town and from there you can walk to Gurnard along the seafront.
Of course sailing is very popular in Cowes and there are plenty of charter companies where you can rent vessels of all types.
Plenty of restaurants from many different cuisines or just a coffee shop and a sneaky ice cream if you fancy. There is a lot to choose from!