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Place Category: Beaches
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.
Cowes Beach 7-day Weather Forecast
Light rain tomorrow through Monday, with temperatures bottoming out at 16°C on Friday.Partly cloudy starting in the evening.Today's Forecast
11->173% 36% 9 mph
6:49 am 7:10 pmRain starting in the afternoon, continuing until evening.Thursday, Sep 21st
12->1767% 87% 11 mph
6:51 am 7:08 pmDrizzle starting in the evening.Friday, Sep 22nd
10->1619% 29% 10 mph
6:52 am 7:05 pmMostly cloudy until evening.Saturday, Sep 23rd
15->1713% 66% 10 mph
6:54 am 7:03 pmRain overnight.Sunday, Sep 24th
15->1727% 71% 12 mph
6:55 am 7:01 pmDrizzle starting in the afternoon, continuing until evening.Monday, Sep 25th
15->1830% 81% 9 mph
6:57 am 6:58 pmPartly cloudy until afternoon.Tuesday, Sep 26th
14->199% 22% 3 mph
6:58 am 6:56 pmMostly cloudy throughout the day.Wednesday, Sep 27th
15->180% 63% 4 mph
7:00 am 6:54 pm
Cowes Beach Tide Times
Cowes Beach Bathing Water QualityWater 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.
Photos from around the surrounding area