A long sheltered sand and shingle beach with stunning views of the Solent, Colwell Bay often ranks as one of the Island's cleanest beaches. Calm seas, clean water and a gentle slope make it probably the safest for swimming and perfect for young families. 


Colwell Bay is one of many picturesque beaches in West Wight, offering spectacular views back across the Solent to mainland England. It is a small, easily-accessible beach on the west coast, with clear, calm waters and gently sloping sand and shingle, making it an ideal beach for swimming.

The sand, particularly at low tide is perfect for building sandcastles! Totland Bay is just a short walk along the promenade.

Facilities include: Parking, toilets, beach shops, deckchairs, beach huts, caf├ęs plus facilities for windsurfing, canoeing and paddleboats plus boat trips.