Cowes beach, Cowes, Isle of Wight
  • About Us

    Cowes Beach Info

    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

    Cowes 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.
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  • Weather

    Cowes Beach 7-day Weather Forecast

    Light rain on Friday and Sunday, with temperatures rising to 10°C on Sunday.

    Today's Forecast
     Partly cloudy until evening.
       13%  27%   12 mph
      6:09 am    6:18 pm
    Wednesday, Mar 21st
     Foggy in the morning.
       0%  44%   8 mph
      6:06 am    6:20 pm

    Thursday, Mar 22nd
     Mostly cloudy throughout the day and breezy overnight.
       36%  65%   13 mph
      6:04 am    6:22 pm
    Friday, Mar 23rd
     Rain and windy in the morning.
       75%  96%   15 mph
      6:02 am    6:23 pm

    Saturday, Mar 24th
     Partly cloudy throughout the day.
       21%  54%   3 mph
      6:00 am    6:25 pm
    Sunday, Mar 25th
     Light rain in the morning.
       56%  40%   5 mph
      6:57 am    7:26 pm

    Monday, Mar 26th
     Mostly cloudy overnight.
       26%  9%   10 mph
      6:55 am    7:28 pm
    Tuesday, Mar 27th
     Mostly cloudy throughout the day and windy overnight.
       28%  91%   12 mph
      6:53 am    7:30 pm

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