How to get Cowes when you come off the Red Funnel ferry: The quickest way is to come via the chain ferry (sometimes called the floating bridge) & below is the step by step guide on how to do this. There is a £2.20 charge for this, but the other option is to drive 12 miles from East Cowes to Newport & then Newport to Cowes
As you come off the Red Funnel Ferry you will see this mini roundabout take the 3rd exit into Castle Rd ( like you are turning right)
Now just follow Caste road around to the left into York Avenue
Now just straight up York Avenue & turn right into Ferry rd
As you turn right into Ferry road you need to stay in the left lane this is the queue for the chain ferry
In busy times the queue can be back here but don't worry the chain across approx. every 10 minutes.
Once loaded the crossing takes only a minute
On exit you are now in Cowes
If you are walking to the chain ferry its even shorter
just walk through the ferry terminal car park into Castle road
& walk straight on & you will see the chain ferry terminal.