"Sittin' on the dock of the bay"

Gurnard Beach

Gurnard is a small resort situated on the Isle of Wight, west of Cowes, facing across the Solent to the New Forest shore. The gravel beach slopes gently into deep water where the currents can be strong. There are various facilities along the esplanade. The Gurnard Luck river flows to the sea just to the west of the beach and there are two storm outfalls.

Beach type: sand & shingle

Nearest town: Cowes

Local authority: Isle of Wight Council

OS Grid Reference: SZ478958

Awards

Green Coast Beach

Marine Conservation Society Recommended

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Things to see and do near Gurnard Beach

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

Forecast for Saturday 22 September

06:00


Chance of rain 5%
Max temp. 13°C
(feels like 11°C)
Wind 3mph, gusting to 5mph.
W
Pressure 1020
Humidity 79%
UV Index
Air Quality

09:00


Chance of rain 54%
Max temp. 13°C
(feels like 12°C)
Wind 2mph, gusting to 3mph.
W
Pressure 1021
Humidity 77%
UV Index
Air Quality

12:00


Chance of rain 93%
Max temp. 12°C
(feels like 11°C)
Wind 1mph, gusting to 2mph.
SE
Pressure 1019
Humidity 89%
UV Index
Air Quality

15:00


Chance of rain 96%
Max temp. 13°C
(feels like 11°C)
Wind 2mph, gusting to 4mph.
SSE
Pressure 1016
Humidity 94%
UV Index
Air Quality

18:00


Chance of rain 90%
Max temp. 13°C
(feels like 11°C)
Wind 4mph, gusting to 7mph.
ESE
Pressure 1013
Humidity 94%
UV Index n/a
Air Quality

21:00


Chance of rain 52%
Max temp. 14°C
(feels like 11°C)
Wind 4mph, gusting to 7mph.
E
Pressure 1013
Humidity 93%
UV Index n/a
Air Quality
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Accomodation near Gurnard Beach

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Tell us what you think about Gurnard Beach

Near to Cowes town, a shelving sand and shingle beach with great views of the Solent backed by a picturesque promenade and beach huts. Much favoured by water sports enthusiasts who flock to the local boat park.

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