Cowes beach, Cowes, Isle of Wight
  • About Us

    Cowes Beach Information

    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, 29 beaches in Isle of Wight, or check our list of Isle of Wight Dog Friendly Beaches.

  • Water Quality


    Beach Bathing 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.
  • Tides
  • Weather


    7-day Weather Forecast


    No precipitation throughout the week, with high temperatures rising to 26°C on Monday.

    Today's Forecast
     Mostly cloudy throughout the day.
     
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       10%  54%   7 mph
      5:57 am    8:24 pm
    Saturday, Aug 18th
     Mostly cloudy throughout the day.
     
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       7%  70%   11 mph
      5:59 am    8:22 pm

    Sunday, Aug 19th
     Mostly cloudy throughout the day.
     
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       3%  76%   13 mph
      6:00 am    8:20 pm
    Monday, Aug 20th
     Partly cloudy until afternoon.
     
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       4%  31%   7 mph
      6:02 am    8:18 pm

    Tuesday, Aug 21st
     Partly cloudy overnight.
     
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    25
       0%  2%   6 mph
      6:03 am    8:16 pm
    Wednesday, Aug 22nd
     Mostly cloudy throughout the day.
     
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       17%  70%   4 mph
      6:05 am    8:14 pm

    Thursday, Aug 23rd
     Mostly cloudy starting in the afternoon.
     
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    22
       8%  46%   6 mph
      6:06 am    8:11 pm
    Friday, Aug 24th
     Foggy starting in the afternoon, continuing until evening.
     
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    21
       31%  87%   7 mph
      6:08 am    8:09 pm

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