"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

Forecast for Friday 22 March

06:00


Chance of rain 10%
Max temp. 9°C
(feels like 7°C)
Wind 2mph, gusting to 3mph.
S
Pressure 1030
Humidity 93%
UV Index n/a
Air Quality

09:00


Chance of rain 9%
Max temp. 10°C
(feels like 8°C)
Wind 2mph, gusting to 3mph.
S
Pressure 1030
Humidity 86%
UV Index
Air Quality

12:00


Chance of rain 6%
Max temp. 11°C
(feels like 9°C)
Wind 3mph, gusting to 4mph.
SSW
Pressure 1029
Humidity 82%
UV Index
Air Quality

15:00


Chance of rain 5%
Max temp. 11°C
(feels like 9°C)
Wind 3mph, gusting to 5mph.
SSW
Pressure 1028
Humidity 83%
UV Index
Air Quality

18:00


Chance of rain 4%
Max temp. 10°C
(feels like 7°C)
Wind 3mph, gusting to 4mph.
SW
Pressure 1028
Humidity 91%
UV Index
Air Quality

21:00


Chance of rain 2%
Max temp. 9°C
(feels like 7°C)
Wind 3mph, gusting to 4mph.
SW
Pressure 1029
Humidity 92%
UV Index n/a
Air Quality
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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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