Cowes Beach

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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 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.

Cowes Beach 7 day weather forecast, weather in Cowes, Isle of Wight

Today
Expect a temp in the range 3℃ to 5℃ with wind speed 5.1 m/sec (NNW)
Monday, Dec 06
Expect a temp in the range 0.2℃ to 3℃ with wind speed 3 m/sec (NW)
Tuesday, Dec 07
Expect a temp in the range 0.2℃ to 3.1℃ with wind speed 4.5 m/sec (WNW)
Wednesday, Dec 08
Expect a temp in the range 6.2℃ to 6.8℃ with wind speed 7.4 m/sec (WSW)
Thursday, Dec 09
Expect a temp in the range 4.1℃ to 5.8℃ with wind speed 5.8 m/sec (WSW)
Friday, Dec 10
Expect a temp in the range 0.7℃ to 2.7℃ with wind speed 1.9 m/sec (NNW)
Saturday, Dec 11
Expect a temp in the range 0.2℃ to 5.2℃ with wind speed 2.5 m/sec (W)


Cowes weather forecast from Yr, delivered by the Norwegian Meteorological Institute and NRK


Tides

Cowes Beach tide times.

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