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Gurnard Beach

Cowes, Isle of Wight

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.

Beach Type

sand & shingle

Facilities

Cafe/restaurant
Shops
Toilets
Disabled access
Beach huts
Slipway
Promenade
Campsite

Activities

Swimming
Windsurfing
Surfing
Sailing
Jet skiing

Water Quality

Good

Lifeguard

No

Dogs

Dogs restricted.

Awards and Recommendations

Quality Coast Award

Tourist Information

Cowes tic: 9 The Arcade. Cowes. Isle of Wight. England. PO31 7AR. Telephone: +44 (0)1983 813818 Fax: +44 (0)1983 280078 E-mail: [email protected] Website: www.islandbreaks.co.uk

Location

Nearest town: Cowes
County: Isle of Wight
Latitude/Longitude: 50.7602, -1.32363
Postcode: PO31 8LD
(postcode is for sat-nav purposes only, and may not represent the actual address of the beach)

Explore more of the area around Cowes, Isle of Wight at Explore Britain.

Access

Off B3325 from Cowes. Served by local buses. and also walkable for Cowes ferry terminal.

Nearest Railway Stations

Ryde Pier Head (Approx. 7 miles away)
Ryde Esplanade (Approx. 7 miles away)
Hamble (Approx. 8 miles away)
Netley (Approx. 8 miles away)
Ryde St Johns Road (Approx. 8 miles away)

Important! Distances are as the crow (or seagull) flies. Road distances may be considerably longer, especially at estuary locations.

Parking

Parking available

Nearby Car Parks

Mornington Road, Cowes (Long stay).
About 0.8 miles away
Park Road, Cowes (Long stay).
About 0.9 miles away
Denmark Road, Cowes (Unknown stay).
About 1.1 miles away
Cross Street, Cowes (Short stay).
About 1.1 miles away
Brunswick Road, Cowes (Long stay).
About 1.3 miles away
Esplanade, East Cowes (Unknown stay).
About 1.6 miles away
Lepe County Park, Lepe (Unknown stay).
About 2.2 miles away
Lepe Country Park (The Helmsman), Lepe (Unknown stay).
About 2.2 miles away
Lepe Country Park (Lepe Loop), Lepe (Unknown stay).
About 2.4 miles away
Barton Manor North, East Cowes (Unknown stay).
About 2.6 miles away

Accomodation Links

Hotels and Guest Houses in Cowes