Gurnard Beach



Gurnard beach is a gently shelving sand and shingle beach with promenade, beach huts and grass areas.

Gurnard beach is ideal for families and water sports such as dinghy sailing and windsurfing.

Facilities include parking, toilets, cafe, pub, shops and slipway.

Gurnard Beach has dog restrictions. Gurnard beach has dog restrictions 1st May to 30th September.

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.

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.


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

Expect a temp in the range 0.7℃ to 7℃ with wind speed 0.8 m/sec (WNW)
Saturday, Jan 29
Expect a temp in the range 9.6℃ to 10.4℃ with wind speed 5.9 m/sec (WSW)
Sunday, Jan 30
Expect a temp in the range 0.5℃ to 4.5℃ with wind speed 2.3 m/sec (NNW)
Monday, Jan 31
Expect a temp in the range 5.9℃ to 8.8℃ with wind speed 7.1 m/sec (W)
Tuesday, Feb 01
Expect a temp in the range 3.8℃ to 6.6℃ with wind speed 3.2 m/sec (W)
Wednesday, Feb 02
Expect a temp in the range 7℃ to 9.3℃ with wind speed 6.7 m/sec (WNW)
Thursday, Feb 03
Expect a temp in the range 8.7℃ to 9.4℃ with wind speed 5.6 m/sec (WSW)

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


Gurnard Beach tide times.

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