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Cowes Beach

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.

Dog Friendly Beach?

Cowes Beach has dog restrictions.
Dog restrictions in the summer season, check local signage.

Why not check other beaches nearby as we have 29 beaches in Isle of Wight, or check our list of Isle of Wight Dog Friendly Beaches.

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Cowes Beach Water Quality

Water 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.

7 Day Weather Forecast

Todaycloudy
Expect a temp in the range 3.5℃ to 4.8℃ with wind speed 5.6 m/sec (N)
Saturday, Jan 28partlycloudy_night
Expect a temp in the range -0.3℃ to 1.4℃ with wind speed 2.7 m/sec (N)
Sunday, Jan 29cloudy
Expect a temp in the range 0.2℃ to 2.4℃ with wind speed 2.3 m/sec (W)
Monday, Jan 30cloudy
Expect a temp in the range 7.3℃ to 9.1℃ with wind speed 6 m/sec (WSW)
Tuesday, Jan 31cloudy
Expect a temp in the range 3.9℃ to 6.7℃ with wind speed 3.7 m/sec (WSW)
Wednesday, Feb 01clearsky_night
Expect a temp in the range 4.5℃ to 5.6℃ with wind speed 5.8 m/sec (W)
Thursday, Feb 02cloudy
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.

Fri 27 Jan
   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)
Sat 28 Jan
   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)
Sun 29 Jan
   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)
Mon 30 Jan
   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)
Tue 31 Jan
   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)
Wed 01 Feb
   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)
Thu 02 Feb
   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)

Contains ADMIRALTY® tidal data: © Crown Copyright and database right.

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