"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


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
PO32 6RD

Phone 01983 280656

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Weather and Tides

Forecast for Thursday 22 March


Chance of rain 4%
Max temp. 4°C
(feels like 0°C)
Wind 3mph, gusting to 5mph.
Pressure 1025
Humidity 89%
UV Index n/a
Air Quality


Chance of rain 0%
Max temp. 7°C
(feels like 3°C)
Wind 3mph, gusting to 5mph.
Pressure 1023
Humidity 80%
UV Index
Air Quality


Chance of rain 5%
Max temp. 9°C
(feels like 5°C)
Wind 4mph, gusting to 6mph.
Pressure 1021
Humidity 65%
UV Index
Air Quality


Chance of rain 0%
Max temp. 9°C
(feels like 4°C)
Wind 6mph, gusting to 8mph.
Pressure 1019
Humidity 67%
UV Index
Air Quality


Chance of rain 1%
Max temp. 7°C
(feels like 3°C)
Wind 4mph, gusting to 6mph.
Pressure 1017
Humidity 77%
UV Index
Air Quality


Chance of rain 10%
Max temp. 7°C
(feels like 4°C)
Wind 3mph, gusting to 6mph.
Pressure 1015
Humidity 84%
UV Index n/a
Air Quality
High Tide
01:26 GMT
High Tide
04:01 GMT
Low Tide
07:20 GMT
High Tide
13:41 GMT
High Tide
16:16 GMT
Low Tide
19:40 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 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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