"Sittin' on the dock of the bay"

Compton Bay Beach

Compton Bay is a rural beach on the south west coast of the Isle of Wight. From the foot of the cliffs the beach shelves gently and consists mostly of sand. At high tide the sea covers most of the beach. The beach is popular for surf sports.

Beach type: Sand

Nearest town: Totland

Local authority: Isle of Wight Council

OS Grid Reference: SZ378840

Awards

Marine Conservation Society Recommended

Keep Britain Tidy Seaside Award

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Things to see and do near Compton Bay Beach

  • Chessell Pottery Barns (2m)
  • Mottistone Manor Garden (2m)
  • Isle of Wight Pearl (2m)
  • West Wight Alpacas (3m)
  • West Wight Sports Centre (3m)
  • Brighstone Village Museum (3m)
  • Needles Old Battery (4m)
  • Yarmouth Castle (4m)
  • Fort Victoria Country Park (4m)
  • Fort Victoria Marine Aquarium (4m)
  • Fort Victoria Sunken History Exhibition (4m)
  • Sunken Secrets (4m)
  • Underwater Archaeology Centre (4m)
  • Fort Victoria (4m)
  • Fort Victoria Model Railway (4m)
  • Island Planetarium (4m)
  • Dinosaur Expeditions CIC (4m)
  • Alum Bay Glass (Heritage Attractions Ltd) (4m)
  • The Needles Old Battery (4m)
  • Needles Park Sand Cliffs (4m)
  • Newton Old Town Hall (5m)
  • Old Town Hall (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 10mph, gusting to 15mph.
W
Pressure 1004
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 63%
UV Index
Air Quality

15:00


Chance of rain 3%
Max temp. 15°C
(feels like 11°C)
Wind 5mph, 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 40%
Max temp. 16°C
(feels like 11°C)
Wind 8mph, gusting to 11mph.
S
Pressure 1005
Humidity 83%
UV Index n/a
Air Quality
Low Tide
04:47 BST
(03:47 GMT)
High Tide
10:05 BST
(09:05 GMT)
Low Tide
17:09 BST
(16:09 GMT)
High Tide
22:21 BST
(21:21 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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Compton Bay is a two mile stretch of sand and rocky shore and is one of the most unspoilt beaches on the Isle of Wight. The south west coast of the island is a Site of Special Scientific Interest (SSSI), a Heritage Coast and an Area of Outstanding Natural

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