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.
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Cowes Beach Water Quality
- 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.
7 Day Weather Forecast
Expect a temp in the range 3.5℃ to 4.8℃ with wind speed 5.6 m/sec (N)
Expect a temp in the range -0.3℃ to 1.4℃ with wind speed 2.7 m/sec (N)
Expect a temp in the range 0.2℃ to 2.4℃ with wind speed 2.3 m/sec (W)
Expect a temp in the range 7.3℃ to 9.1℃ with wind speed 6 m/sec (WSW)
Expect a temp in the range 3.9℃ to 6.7℃ with wind speed 3.7 m/sec (WSW)
Expect a temp in the range 4.5℃ to 5.6℃ with wind speed 5.8 m/sec (W)
Expect a temp in the range 3.7℃ to 5.1℃ with wind speed 4.7 m/sec (WNW)
Cowes weather forecast from Yr, delivered by the Norwegian Meteorological Institute and NRK
Cowes Beach Tide Times
Tide times are available at around 600 locations and the closest location to Cowes Beach is at COWES 0.56 km (0.35 miles) away. Tides are displayed beneath for up to 7 days and we list both high and low water times along with the height.
High Tide at 02:29 (Height 4.22m)
High Tide at 04:59 (Height 4.31m)
Low Tide at 08:20 (Height 1.13m)
High Tide at 14:40 (Height 4.05m)
High Tide at 17:15 (Height 3.97m)
Low Tide at 20:43 (Height 1.06m)
High Tide at 03:17 (Height 4.09m)
High Tide at 05:42 (Height 4.14m)
Low Tide at 09:09 (Height 1.38m)
High Tide at 15:28 (Height 3.82m)
High Tide at 18:03 (Height 3.76m)
Low Tide at 21:34 (Height 1.38m)
High Tide at 04:14 (Height 3.95m)
High Tide at 06:24 (Height 3.97m)
Low Tide at 10:06 (Height 1.65m)
High Tide at 16:28 (Height 3.62m)
High Tide at 18:58 (Height 3.57m)
Low Tide at 22:35 (Height 1.71m)
High Tide at 05:11 (Height 3.79m)
High Tide at 07:21 (Height 3.77m)
Low Tide at 11:15 (Height 1.88m)
High Tide at 17:34 (Height 3.46m)
High Tide at 20:09 (Height 3.42m)
Low Tide at 23:49 (Height 1.96m)
High Tide at 06:18 (Height 3.68m)
High Tide at 08:33 (Height 3.63m)
Low Tide at 12:38 (Height 1.96m)
High Tide at 18:54 (Height 3.45m)
High Tide at 21:34 (Height 3.41m)
Low Tide at 01:10 (Height 2.02m)
High Tide at 07:30 (Height 3.67m)
High Tide at 09:50 (Height 3.60m)
Low Tide at 13:49 (Height 1.86m)
High Tide at 20:05 (Height 3.55m)
High Tide at 22:45 (Height 3.54m)
Low Tide at 02:15 (Height 1.93m)
High Tide at 08:31 (Height 3.75m)
High Tide at 10:56 (Height 3.65m)
Low Tide at 14:43 (Height 1.68m)
High Tide at 21:03 (Height 3.73m)
High Tide at 23:38 (Height 3.70m)
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