Colwell Bay Beach

Colwell Bay beach is sandy and popular with the locals.

The beach itself is gently sloping into the sea which is great for families with kids but be careful of the steps a bit further around the bay which may be slippery.

There are beach huts to rent on the promenade and a lovely beach cafe with a terrace giving great views over the whole bay. The facilities on the beach are good with parking close by and a few shops selling buckets and spades, belly boards, balls, beach shoes and ice creams.

Colwell Bay Beach has dog restrictions.
Colwell Bay has dog restrictions.

Why not check other beaches nearby as we have 2 beaches at Freshwater, 29 beaches in Isle of Wight, or check our list of Isle of Wight Dog Friendly Beaches.

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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.

7 Day Weather Forecast

Expect a temp in the range 18.8℃ to 20.9℃ with wind speed 4 m/sec (ENE)
Sunday, Aug 14
Expect a temp in the range 19.7℃ to 22.1℃ with wind speed 4.1 m/sec (E)
Monday, Aug 15
Expect a temp in the range 19.9℃ to 20.7℃ with wind speed 2.7 m/sec (SW)
Tuesday, Aug 16
Expect a temp in the range 18.3℃ to 19.6℃ with wind speed 4.8 m/sec (W)
Wednesday, Aug 17
Expect a temp in the range 16℃ to 18.4℃ with wind speed 1.8 m/sec (S)
Thursday, Aug 18
Expect a temp in the range 17.5℃ to 19.1℃ with wind speed 3.7 m/sec (NNE)
Friday, Aug 19
Expect a temp in the range 15.8℃ to 18.6℃ with wind speed 3.2 m/sec (WNW)

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

Colwell Bay Beach Tide Times

Tide times are available at around 600 locations and the closest location to Colwell Bay Beach is at Totland Bay 1.13 km (0.70 miles) away. Tides are displayed beneath for up to 7 days and we list both high and low water times along with the height.

Sat 13 Aug
   Low Tide at 05:18 (Height 0.60m)
   High Tide at 14:18 (Height 2.45m)
   Low Tide at 17:42 (Height 0.63m)
   High Tide at 23:27 (Height 2.54m)
Sun 14 Aug
   Low Tide at 06:03 (Height 0.62m)
   High Tide at 12:04 (Height 2.45m)
   Low Tide at 18:27 (Height 0.69m)
   High Tide at 00:11 (Height 2.53m)
Mon 15 Aug
   Low Tide at 06:48 (Height 0.70m)
   High Tide at 12:50 (Height 2.44m)
   Low Tide at 19:12 (Height 0.83m)
   High Tide at 00:56 (Height 2.48m)
Tue 16 Aug
   Low Tide at 07:34 (Height 0.84m)
   High Tide at 13:38 (Height 2.38m)
   Low Tide at 19:58 (Height 1.02m)
Wed 17 Aug
   High Tide at 01:43 (Height 2.39m)
   Low Tide at 08:19 (Height 1.03m)
   High Tide at 14:32 (Height 2.30m)
   Low Tide at 20:45 (Height 1.23m)
Thu 18 Aug
   High Tide at 02:34 (Height 2.26m)
   Low Tide at 09:07 (Height 1.23m)
   High Tide at 15:56 (Height 2.20m)
   Low Tide at 21:39 (Height 1.44m)
Fri 19 Aug
   High Tide at 03:41 (Height 2.12m)
   Low Tide at 10:05 (Height 1.42m)
   High Tide at 18:01 (Height 2.19m)
   Low Tide at 22:56 (Height 1.58m)

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