Compton Bay Beach
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.
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Planning your visit to Compton Bay Beach
Compton Bay Beach 7 Day Weather Forecast
Expect a temp in the range 16.3℃ to 16.9℃ with wind speed 15.3 m/sec (WSW)
Expect a temp in the range 16.1℃ to 17.8℃ with wind speed 8.7 m/sec (SW)
Expect a temp in the range 12℃ to 13℃ with wind speed 4.2 m/sec (WNW)
Expect a temp in the range 17.5℃ to 17.8℃ with wind speed 6.1 m/sec (SW)
Expect a temp in the range 16.3℃ to 17.1℃ with wind speed 2 m/sec (WSW)
Expect a temp in the range 14.6℃ to 17.4℃ with wind speed 9.6 m/sec (WSW)
Expect a temp in the range 12.7℃ to 13.9℃ with wind speed 4.6 m/sec (W)
Totland weather forecast from Yr, delivered by the Norwegian Meteorological Institute and NRK
Compton Bay Beach Tide Times
Tide times are available at around 600 locations and the closest location to Compton Bay Beach is at Freshwater Bay 2.56 km (1.59 miles) away. Tides are displayed beneath for up to 7 days and we list both high and low water times along with the height, helping you to plan the best time to visit Compton Bay Beach. These times are not adjusted for BST.
Low Tide at 02:18 (Height 0.43m)
High Tide at 08:16 (Height 2.25m)
Low Tide at 14:44 (Height 0.50m)
High Tide at 20:20 (Height 2.39m)
Low Tide at 03:05 (Height 0.27m)
High Tide at 08:53 (Height 2.35m)
Low Tide at 15:29 (Height 0.34m)
High Tide at 21:02 (Height 2.46m)
Low Tide at 03:49 (Height 0.19m)
High Tide at 09:33 (Height 2.40m)
Low Tide at 16:12 (Height 0.26m)
High Tide at 21:46 (Height 2.48m)
Low Tide at 04:33 (Height 0.22m)
High Tide at 10:16 (Height 2.41m)
Low Tide at 16:55 (Height 0.28m)
High Tide at 22:30 (Height 2.43m)
Low Tide at 05:15 (Height 0.34m)
High Tide at 10:58 (Height 2.36m)
Low Tide at 17:37 (Height 0.39m)
High Tide at 23:15 (Height 2.32m)
Low Tide at 05:57 (Height 0.54m)
High Tide at 11:41 (Height 2.26m)
Low Tide at 18:18 (Height 0.57m)
High Tide at 00:00 (Height 2.18m)
Low Tide at 06:40 (Height 0.81m)
High Tide at 12:22 (Height 2.12m)
Low Tide at 19:02 (Height 0.80m)
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