"Sittin' on the dock of the bay"

Gurnard Beach

Gurnard is a small resort situated on the Isle of Wight, west of Cowes, facing across the Solent to the New Forest shore. The gravel beach slopes gently into deep water where the currents can be strong. There are various facilities along the esplanade. The Gurnard Luck river flows to the sea just to the west of the beach and there are two storm outfalls.

Beach type: sand & shingle

Nearest town: Cowes

Local authority: Isle of Wight Council

OS Grid Reference: SZ478958

Awards

Green Coast Beach

Marine Conservation Society Recommended

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Things to see and do near Gurnard Beach

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

Forecast for Friday 20 October

06:00


Chance of rain 6%
Max temp. 13°C
(feels like 8°C)
Wind 8mph, gusting to 12mph.
WSW
Pressure 1003
Humidity 84%
UV Index n/a
Air Quality

09:00


Chance of rain 1%
Max temp. 12°C
(feels like 8°C)
Wind 7mph, gusting to 10mph.
WSW
Pressure 1008
Humidity 75%
UV Index
Air Quality

12:00


Chance of rain 0%
Max temp. 14°C
(feels like 9°C)
Wind 6mph, gusting to 9mph.
WSW
Pressure 1009
Humidity 59%
UV Index
Air Quality

15:00


Chance of rain 0%
Max temp. 14°C
(feels like 11°C)
Wind 5mph, gusting to 8mph.
SW
Pressure 1009
Humidity 65%
UV Index
Air Quality

18:00


Chance of rain 4%
Max temp. 14°C
(feels like 12°C)
Wind 4mph, gusting to 7mph.
SSW
Pressure 1008
Humidity 74%
UV Index n/a
Air Quality

21:00


Chance of rain 41%
Max temp. 15°C
(feels like 12°C)
Wind 5mph, gusting to 9mph.
S
Pressure 1006
Humidity 81%
UV Index n/a
Air Quality
High Tide
01:38 BST
(00:38 GMT)
Low Tide
05:33 BST
(04:33 GMT)
High Tide
11:56 BST
(10:56 GMT)
High Tide
14:03 BST
(13:03 GMT)
Low Tide
17:55 BST
(16:55 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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Tell us what you think about Gurnard Beach

Near to Cowes town, a shelving sand and shingle beach with great views of the Solent backed by a picturesque promenade and beach huts. Much favoured by water sports enthusiasts who flock to the local boat park.

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