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Place Category: Beaches
Cowes beach or West beach is a sand and shingle beach. A good point for relaxing and watching sailing and other watersports in the Solent.
This beach is steep shelved and is only recommended for strong swimmers. The adjoining beach at Gurnard has a gentler shelf and is generally less crowded, making it perfect for swimming, and the two beaches are connected via the promenade.
We have no current information on dog restrictions for Cowes Beach.
Cowes Beach Weather Forecast
Light rain tomorrow through Friday, with temperatures bottoming out at 20°C on Tuesday.Clear throughout the day.Today's Forecast
16->230% 0% 10 mph
5:04 am 9:03 pmLight rain in the morning.Saturday, May 27th
13->2158% 28% 7 mph
5:03 am 9:04 pmLight rain overnight.Sunday, May 28th
12->218% 68% 4 mph
5:02 am 9:05 pmLight rain until evening.Monday, May 29th
13->2062% 74% 5 mph
5:01 am 9:06 pmPartly cloudy throughout the day.Tuesday, May 30th
11->204% 46% 11 mph
5:00 am 9:08 pmPartly cloudy until afternoon.Wednesday, May 31st
10->2413% 13% 2 mph
4:59 am 9:09 pmClear throughout the day.Thursday, Jun 1st
11->244% 9% 4 mph
4:58 am 9:10 pmLight rain starting in the afternoon.Friday, Jun 2nd
10->2371% 51% 2 mph
4:58 am 9:11 pm
Cowes Beach Tide Times
Cowes Beach Water quality
Samples are taken at regular intervals during the bathing season and at the end of the season the water quality is classified as:
- Excellent: the highest classification meaning the water is cleanest
- Good: generally good water quality
- Sufficient: meets minimum standards
- Poor: You are advised not to swim. The beach will stay open and an action plan should be in place to improve the water quality.
Photos from around the surrounding area