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.

Dog Friendly Beach?

Gurnard Beach has dog restrictions.
Dog restrictions in the summer season, check local signage.

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


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Place Category: Beaches

Gurnard 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 2.1℃ to 7.4℃ with wind speed 1.1 m/sec (SSE)
Tuesday, Feb 07fog
Expect a temp in the range -0.8℃ to -0.4℃ with wind speed 2.5 m/sec (NNE)
Wednesday, Feb 08fog
Expect a temp in the range -0.8℃ to -0.1℃ with wind speed 3 m/sec (ENE)
Thursday, Feb 09cloudy
Expect a temp in the range 2.9℃ to 5℃ with wind speed 3.1 m/sec (SW)
Friday, Feb 10partlycloudy_night
Expect a temp in the range -2.5℃ to -1.3℃ with wind speed 1.5 m/sec (NNW)
Saturday, Feb 11cloudy
Expect a temp in the range 4.3℃ to 6.1℃ with wind speed 2.7 m/sec (WSW)
Sunday, Feb 12cloudy
Expect a temp in the range 2℃ to 3.3℃ with wind speed 1.8 m/sec (SSE)

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

Gurnard Beach Tide Times

Tide times are available at around 600 locations and the closest location to Gurnard Beach is at COWES 1.86 km (1.16 miles) away. Tides are displayed beneath for up to 7 days and we list both high and low water times along with the height. These times are not adjusted for BST.

Mon 06 Feb
   High Tide at 01:30 (Height 3.99m)
   Low Tide at 05:03 (Height 1.26m)
   High Tide at 11:13 (Height 4.13m)
   High Tide at 13:38 (Height 3.88m)
   Low Tide at 17:19 (Height 1.00m)
   High Tide at 23:39 (Height 4.14m)
Tue 07 Feb
   High Tide at 02:04 (Height 4.03m)
   Low Tide at 05:35 (Height 1.19m)
   High Tide at 11:45 (Height 4.15m)
   High Tide at 14:10 (Height 3.91m)
   Low Tide at 17:51 (Height 0.95m)
Wed 08 Feb
   High Tide at 00:12 (Height 4.14m)
   High Tide at 02:37 (Height 4.04m)
   Low Tide at 06:05 (Height 1.15m)
   High Tide at 12:14 (Height 4.13m)
   High Tide at 14:44 (Height 3.91m)
   Low Tide at 18:20 (Height 0.94m)
Thu 09 Feb
   High Tide at 00:40 (Height 4.11m)
   High Tide at 03:10 (Height 4.04m)
   Low Tide at 06:34 (Height 1.14m)
   High Tide at 12:43 (Height 4.11m)
   High Tide at 15:18 (Height 3.88m)
   Low Tide at 18:49 (Height 0.96m)
Fri 10 Feb
   High Tide at 01:07 (Height 4.09m)
   High Tide at 03:42 (Height 4.01m)
   Low Tide at 07:04 (Height 1.16m)
   High Tide at 13:14 (Height 4.07m)
   High Tide at 15:54 (Height 3.81m)
   Low Tide at 19:19 (Height 1.00m)
Sat 11 Feb
   High Tide at 01:38 (Height 4.08m)
   High Tide at 04:18 (Height 3.95m)
   Low Tide at 07:37 (Height 1.20m)
   High Tide at 13:50 (Height 4.00m)
   High Tide at 16:30 (Height 3.72m)
   Low Tide at 19:54 (Height 1.10m)
Sun 12 Feb
   High Tide at 02:16 (Height 4.03m)
   High Tide at 04:51 (Height 3.88m)
   Low Tide at 08:15 (Height 1.30m)
   High Tide at 14:30 (Height 3.87m)
   High Tide at 17:05 (Height 3.64m)
   Low Tide at 20:34 (Height 1.26m)

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