Ryde & Appley Beaches Ryde

Beaches

The beaches at Ryde offer miles of sandy shores. A promenade stretches from the foot of the pier, eastwards past the pleasure beache, stretching down to Appley past the Gothic structure of Appley Tower, and then on to Puckpool. There are a number of eateries along the coast and cafes towards the Puckpool/ seview end.… Read more →

East Cowes Cowes

Beaches

A quiet shingle and sand beach with fantastic views across West Cowes and its marina. It is good for family swimming and as it is tucked away behind the town it a great beach to visit if you are looking for somewhere a bit quieter. Along the Esplanade from the town there is a good… Read more →

Gurnard & Cowes Gurnard

Beaches

Gurnard Beach is a quaint traditional, pebble and shingle beach, just a stone’s throw south east of the town of Cowes with great views across the Solent, and some of the best sunsets you are likely to find! At the eastern end of the seafront is a popular cafe and restaurant, with a window ice… Read more →

Colwell Bay Freshwater

Beaches

Colwell Bay has clear, calm waters making it a popular family beach. A traditional cafe is just before you reach the beach and beach hut shops on the slipway. If you walk along the sea wall to the left you will find a bistro style restaurant, The Hut. Colwell Bay currently holds a Blue Flag… Read more →

Totland Bay Freshwater

Beaches

Totland Bay is a picturesque sandy beach, ideal for swimming with clear turquoise waters. It is best to park at the top and walk down in the summer months as it as popular with the locals as it is visitors. There is a pub on the sea wall at the eastern end, with large picture… Read more →

Freshwater Bay Freshwater

Beaches

Freshwater Bay is covered in a mixture of grey flint and chalk pebbles. There is sand below the low water mark and sandy areas to sit to the more eastern side of the bay. A rock ledge is revealed at low tide which is great for rockpooling. The Freshwater Bay Café is one of the… Read more →