"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 18 August

06:00


Chance of rain 5%
Max temp. 16°C
(feels like 11°C)
Wind 7mph, gusting to 9mph.
WSW
Pressure 1011
Humidity 89%
UV Index
Air Quality

09:00


Chance of rain 2%
Max temp. 17°C
(feels like 14°C)
Wind 5mph, gusting to 7mph.
W
Pressure 1013
Humidity 69%
UV Index
Air Quality

12:00


Chance of rain 50%
Max temp. 18°C
(feels like 12°C)
Wind 7mph, gusting to 10mph.
WSW
Pressure 1012
Humidity 66%
UV Index
Air Quality

15:00


Chance of rain 30%
Max temp. 18°C
(feels like 12°C)
Wind 7mph, gusting to 10mph.
WSW
Pressure 1013
Humidity 62%
UV Index
Air Quality

18:00


Chance of rain 3%
Max temp. 17°C
(feels like 12°C)
Wind 7mph, gusting to 9mph.
WSW
Pressure 1014
Humidity 65%
UV Index
Air Quality

21:00


Chance of rain 1%
Max temp. 16°C
(feels like 11°C)
Wind 7mph, gusting to 10mph.
WSW
Pressure 1015
Humidity 72%
UV Index n/a
Air Quality
Low Tide
01:16 BST
(00:16 GMT)
High Tide
08:50 BST
(07:50 GMT)
Low Tide
13:46 BST
(12:46 GMT)
High Tide
21:19 BST
(20:19 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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