Cowes Beach

Cowes beach, Cowes, Isle of Wight

Place Category: Beaches

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  • 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.

    Why not check other beaches nearby as we have 3 beaches around Cowes, 28 beaches in Isle of Wight, or check our list of Isle of Wight Dog Friendly Beaches.

  • Cowes Beach Weather Forecast

    Light rain today through Thursday, with temperatures bottoming out at 18°C on Monday.

    Today's Forecast
     Light rain and breezy starting in the evening.
     
    16
    -> 
    19
       43%  62%   22 mph
      5:27 am    8:58 pm
    Saturday, Jul 29th
     Rain starting in the evening.
     
    15
    -> 
    19
       73%  79%   12 mph
      5:28 am    8:57 pm

    Sunday, Jul 30th
     Light rain in the morning.
     
    14
    -> 
    20
       38%  48%   14 mph
      5:30 am    8:55 pm
    Monday, Jul 31st
     Clear throughout the day.
     
    16
    -> 
    18
       1%  8%   15 mph
      5:31 am    8:54 pm

    Tuesday, Aug 1st
     Partly cloudy starting in the afternoon.
     
    15
    -> 
    18
       0%  19%   9 mph
      5:33 am    8:52 pm
    Wednesday, Aug 2nd
     Mostly cloudy until evening.
     
    15
    -> 
    20
       0%  43%   8 mph
      5:34 am    8:50 pm

    Thursday, Aug 3rd
     Light rain and breezy in the morning.
     
    17
    -> 
    20
       49%  73%   16 mph
      5:36 am    8:49 pm
    Friday, Aug 4th
     Clear throughout the day.
     
    16
    -> 
    19
       3%  7%   18 mph
      5:37 am    8:47 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.
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