"Sittin' on the dock of the bay"

Cowes Beach

To the west of the town, Cowes beach is mostly gravel and slopes into deep water with strong currents. At high tide there can be little beach left. Along the Esplanade there are shops, refreshments and public toilets. Egypt Point is particularly favoured by anglers.

Beach type: shingle

Nearest town: Cowes

Local authority: Isle of Wight Council

OS Grid Reference: SZ489966

Awards

Marine Conservation Society Recommended

Keep Britain Tidy Seaside Award

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Things to see and do near Cowes Beach

  • Isle of Wight Ghost Experience (0m)
  • Cowes Maritime Museum (1m)
  • Saint Mildred's Church and Church Centre (1m)
  • Osborne House (2m)
  • Calshot Castle (3m)
  • Calshot Activities Centre (4m)
  • JR Zone (4m)
  • Newport Ghost Walk (4m)
  • Isle of Wight Bus Museum (4m)
  • Butterfly and Fountain World (4m)
  • Butterfly World and Fountain World (5m)
  • The Classic Boat Museum (5m)
  • Colemans Animal Farm (5m)
  • Robin Hill Country Adventure Park (5m)
  • Museum of Island History (5m)
  • Owl and Monkey Haven (5m)
  • Owl & Monkey Haven (5m)
  • Cineworld Cinema (5m)

Tourist Information

East Cowes
Tourist Information Point
Valu 4 U
Castle Street
Isle of Wight
England
PO32 6RD

Phone 01983 280656

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Weather

Forecast for Friday 22 March

06:00


Chance of rain 9%
Max temp. 9°C
(feels like 8°C)
Wind 1mph, gusting to 3mph.
S
Pressure 1030
Humidity 91%
UV Index n/a
Air Quality

09:00


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

12:00


Chance of rain 8%
Max temp. 11°C
(feels like 10°C)
Wind 3mph, gusting to 4mph.
SSW
Pressure 1029
Humidity 77%
UV Index
Air Quality

15:00


Chance of rain 4%
Max temp. 11°C
(feels like 9°C)
Wind 3mph, gusting to 5mph.
SW
Pressure 1028
Humidity 76%
UV Index
Air Quality

18:00


Chance of rain 1%
Max temp. 10°C
(feels like 8°C)
Wind 2mph, gusting to 4mph.
SW
Pressure 1028
Humidity 87%
UV Index
Air Quality

21:00


Chance of rain 4%
Max temp. 9°C
(feels like 7°C)
Wind 2mph, gusting to 4mph.
WSW
Pressure 1029
Humidity 91%
UV Index n/a
Air Quality
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A two mile esplanade shingle beach. It is set in the harbour making it ideal for family swimming and viewing the Solent. Cowes is famous for its natural water activities and is a prestigious Victorian town.

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