Compton Bay Beach

Compton Bay beach, Totland, Isle of Wight

Place Category: Beaches

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  • Compton Bay Beach is a large sandy beach about two miles long and the beach is famous for its geological history going back to the dinosaurs and the views and the cliffs make a perfect backdrop for bathers.

    To get there you will have to find the car park near Shippards Chine just off the A3055 and you will see the sign welcoming you to Hanover Point and the Fossil Forest. Steps lead down from the car park on the beach and there are toilets right there too.

    It can be really windy on this beach but the surf is good and therefore very popular with the surfers! There is very little else on this beach as it is known for its wildness! Great for walks, picnics, surfing and fossil hunting. At low tide dinosaur foot prints can be seen imprinted in the rocks.

    The south west coast of the island is a Site of Special Scientific Interest (SSSI), a Heritage Coast and an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty.

    Facilities include car park, toilets and sometimes a refreshment van.

    Compton Bay Beach has dog restrictions. Dog restrictions 1st May to 30th September

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

  • Compton Bay Beach Weather Forecast

    Light rain throughout the week, with temperatures falling to 17°C on Saturday.

    Today's Forecast
     Light rain in the morning.
     
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       54%  47%   8 mph
      5:04 am    9:04 pm
    Sunday, May 28th
     Light rain in the evening and overnight.
     
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       31%  60%   6 mph
      5:03 am    9:06 pm

    Monday, May 29th
     Light rain until evening.
     
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       64%  81%   7 mph
      5:02 am    9:07 pm
    Tuesday, May 30th
     Partly cloudy until afternoon.
     
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       0%  30%   11 mph
      5:01 am    9:08 pm

    Wednesday, May 31st
     Partly cloudy until afternoon.
     
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       0%  18%   5 mph
      5:00 am    9:09 pm
    Thursday, Jun 1st
     Mostly cloudy starting in the evening.
     
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       0%  18%   8 mph
      4:59 am    9:10 pm

    Friday, Jun 2nd
     Mostly cloudy throughout the day.
     
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       0%  84%   8 mph
      4:59 am    9:11 pm
    Saturday, Jun 3rd
     Drizzle overnight.
     
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       26%  33%   1 mph
      4:58 am    9:12 pm

  • Compton Bay Beach Tide Times

     

  • Compton Bay 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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