Compton Bay Beach
Compton Bay Beach is a large sandy beach about two miles long and the beach is famous for its geological history going back to the dinosaurs and the views and the cliffs make a perfect backdrop for bathers.
To get there you will have to find the car park near Shippards Chine just off the A3055 and you will see the sign welcoming you to Hanover Point and the Fossil Forest. Steps lead down from the car park on the beach and there are toilets right there too.
It can be really windy on this beach but the surf is good and therefore very popular with the surfers! There is very little else on this beach as it is known for its wildness! Great for walks, picnics, surfing and fossil hunting. At low tide dinosaur foot prints can be seen imprinted in the rocks.
The south west coast of the island is a Site of Special Scientific Interest (SSSI), a Heritage Coast and an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty.
Facilities include car park, toilets and sometimes a refreshment van.
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Compton Bay Beach Photos
Compton Bay Beach Water Quality
- 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 15.8℃ to 16.2℃ with wind speed 3.8 m/sec (S)
Expect a temp in the range 15.5℃ to 16.6℃ with wind speed 5.4 m/sec (SW)
Expect a temp in the range 16.5℃ to 16.7℃ with wind speed 9.3 m/sec (SW)
Expect a temp in the range 11.8℃ to 12.7℃ with wind speed 6.2 m/sec (W)
Expect a temp in the range 14.4℃ to 14.9℃ with wind speed 5.8 m/sec (WSW)
Expect a temp in the range 11.7℃ to 14.1℃ with wind speed 5.7 m/sec (W)
Expect a temp in the range 8.9℃ to 12.6℃ with wind speed 2 m/sec (ENE)
Totland weather forecast from Yr, delivered by the Norwegian Meteorological Institute and NRK
Compton Bay Beach Tide Times
Tide times are available at around 600 locations and the closest location to Compton Bay Beach is at Freshwater Bay 2.56 km (1.59 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.
High Tide at 05:21 (Height 1.98m)
Low Tide at 08:54 (Height 1.09m)
High Tide at 17:23 (Height 1.97m)
Low Tide at 21:25 (Height 1.01m)
High Tide at 06:21 (Height 2.04m)
Low Tide at 10:10 (Height 1.26m)
High Tide at 18:09 (Height 2.00m)
Low Tide at 22:46 (Height 1.08m)
High Tide at 07:28 (Height 2.11m)
Low Tide at 11:43 (Height 1.24m)
High Tide at 18:37 (Height 2.03m)
Low Tide at 00:12 (Height 0.99m)
High Tide at 08:45 (Height 2.19m)
Low Tide at 12:52 (Height 1.07m)
High Tide at 18:54 (Height 2.08m)
Low Tide at 01:14 (Height 0.80m)
High Tide at 09:49 (Height 2.26m)
Low Tide at 13:44 (Height 0.86m)
High Tide at 19:23 (Height 2.15m)
Low Tide at 02:05 (Height 0.62m)
High Tide at 10:42 (Height 2.29m)
Low Tide at 14:31 (Height 0.67m)
High Tide at 19:59 (Height 2.22m)
Low Tide at 02:51 (Height 0.48m)
High Tide at 11:30 (Height 2.28m)
Low Tide at 15:15 (Height 0.52m)
High Tide at 20:37 (Height 2.27m)
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