"Sittin' on the dock of the bay"

Cowes Beach

To the west of the town, Cowes beach is mostly gravel and slopes into deep water with strong currents. At high tide there can be little beach left. Along the Esplanade there are shops, refreshments and public toilets. Egypt Point is particularly favoured by anglers.

Beach type: shingle

Nearest town: Cowes

Local authority: Isle of Wight Council

OS Grid Reference: SZ489966

Awards

Marine Conservation Society Recommended

Keep Britain Tidy Seaside Award

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Things to see and do near Cowes Beach

  • Isle of Wight Ghost Experience (0m)
  • Cowes Maritime Museum (1m)
  • Saint Mildred's Church and Church Centre (1m)
  • Osborne House (2m)
  • Calshot Castle (3m)
  • Calshot Activities Centre (4m)
  • JR Zone (4m)
  • Newport Ghost Walk (4m)
  • Isle of Wight Bus Museum (4m)
  • Butterfly and Fountain World (4m)
  • Butterfly World and Fountain World (5m)
  • The Classic Boat Museum (5m)
  • Colemans Animal Farm (5m)
  • Robin Hill Country Adventure Park (5m)
  • Museum of Island History (5m)
  • Owl and Monkey Haven (5m)
  • Owl & Monkey Haven (5m)
  • Cineworld Cinema (5m)

Tourist Information

East Cowes
Tourist Information Point
Valu 4 U
Castle Street
Isle of Wight
England
PO32 6RD

Phone 01983 280656

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Weather and Tides

Forecast for Thursday 17 August

06:00


Chance of rain 33%
Max temp. 18°C
(feels like 15°C)
Wind 5mph, gusting to 8mph.
WSW
Pressure 1011
Humidity 96%
UV Index
Air Quality

09:00


Chance of rain 6%
Max temp. 18°C
(feels like 15°C)
Wind 5mph, gusting to 8mph.
WSW
Pressure 1013
Humidity 89%
UV Index
Air Quality

12:00


Chance of rain 4%
Max temp. 20°C
(feels like 16°C)
Wind 6mph, gusting to 8mph.
WSW
Pressure 1013
Humidity 74%
UV Index
Air Quality

15:00


Chance of rain 3%
Max temp. 20°C
(feels like 16°C)
Wind 5mph, gusting to 8mph.
SW
Pressure 1013
Humidity 76%
UV Index
Air Quality

18:00


Chance of rain 3%
Max temp. 18°C
(feels like 15°C)
Wind 5mph, gusting to 7mph.
SW
Pressure 1013
Humidity 84%
UV Index
Air Quality

21:00


Chance of rain 5%
Max temp. 17°C
(feels like 15°C)
Wind 4mph, gusting to 6mph.
SW
Pressure 1013
Humidity 88%
UV Index n/a
Air Quality
High Tide
07:28 BST
(06:28 GMT)
High Tide
08:46 BST
(07:46 GMT)
Low Tide
13:06 BST
(12:06 GMT)
High Tide
20:00 BST
(19:00 GMT)
High Tide
21:14 BST
(20:14 GMT)

Important! Tide times are for the nearest measurement point and may not be accurate for this location. You should not rely on these times for anything other than a broad indication of when the tide will be at its highest or lowest.

In particular, these tide times are not suitable for navigational use. Accurate tide forecasts require complex calculations and detailed local information. If you intend to engage in any activity for which tidal information is important for safety reasons (including sailing, powerboating, diving, and surfing) then you should obtain professional data.

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Tell us what you think about Cowes Beach

A two mile esplanade shingle beach. It is set in the harbour making it ideal for family swimming and viewing the Solent. Cowes is famous for its natural water activities and is a prestigious Victorian town.

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