"Sittin' on the dock of the bay"

Colwell Bay Beach

This small, sand and shingle beach is tucked away on the quieter west coast of the Island. It has panoramic views of the Solent and is ideal for those looking for a relaxing day out. The beach is unspoilt and relatively quiet although it does offer a variety of water sports including wind surfing, jet skiing and Pedaloe hire. A gentle walk along the promenade links Colwell with the equally relaxing Totland Bay.

Beach type: Sand/ shingle

Nearest town: Totland

Local authority: Isle of Wight Council

OS Grid Reference: SZ328878

Awards

Marine Conservation Society Recommended

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Things to see and do near Colwell Bay Beach

  • West Wight Sports Centre (1m)
  • Needles Old Battery (1m)
  • Fort Victoria Country Park (1m)
  • Island Planetarium (1m)
  • Fort Victoria Marine Aquarium (1m)
  • Fort Victoria Sunken History Exhibition (1m)
  • Sunken Secrets (1m)
  • Underwater Archaeology Centre (1m)
  • Fort Victoria (1m)
  • Fort Victoria Model Railway (1m)
  • Yarmouth Castle (2m)
  • The Needles Old Battery (2m)
  • Needles Park Sand Cliffs (2m)
  • Alum Bay Glass (Heritage Attractions Ltd) (2m)
  • Braxton Gardens (4m)
  • Chessell Pottery Barns (4m)
  • Lymington Sea Water Baths (5m)
  • West Wight Alpacas (5m)

Tourist Information

Freshwater Bay
Tourist Information Point
Dimbola Museum and Galleries
Terrace Lane
Isle of Wight
England
PO40 9QE

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Weather and Tides

Forecast for Friday 20 October

06:00


Chance of rain 6%
Max temp. 13°C
(feels like 7°C)
Wind 11mph, gusting to 13mph.
W
Pressure 1003
Humidity 86%
UV Index n/a
Air Quality

09:00


Chance of rain 0%
Max temp. 13°C
(feels like 8°C)
Wind 8mph, gusting to 10mph.
W
Pressure 1008
Humidity 75%
UV Index
Air Quality

12:00


Chance of rain 0%
Max temp. 14°C
(feels like 9°C)
Wind 7mph, gusting to 9mph.
WSW
Pressure 1010
Humidity 62%
UV Index
Air Quality

15:00


Chance of rain 3%
Max temp. 14°C
(feels like 11°C)
Wind 6mph, gusting to 8mph.
SW
Pressure 1010
Humidity 70%
UV Index
Air Quality

18:00


Chance of rain 4%
Max temp. 15°C
(feels like 11°C)
Wind 6mph, gusting to 9mph.
SSW
Pressure 1008
Humidity 74%
UV Index n/a
Air Quality

21:00


Chance of rain 47%
Max temp. 16°C
(feels like 10°C)
Wind 8mph, gusting to 11mph.
S
Pressure 1005
Humidity 82%
UV Index n/a
Air Quality
Low Tide
04:50 BST
(03:50 GMT)
High Tide
10:47 BST
(09:47 GMT)
Low Tide
17:11 BST
(16:11 GMT)
High Tide
22:57 BST
(21:57 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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This sand and shingle beach is small and popular but relatively quiet. Situated on the west coast of the island, it offers panoramic views of the Solent.

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