Colwell Bay

Colwell Bay

Last Updated on February 19, 2024 by Suzy

Things to do at Colwell Bay Review

Colwell Bay is a beautiful and picturesque beach on the north-western side of the Isle of Wight, near Freshwater.

It’s ideal for children with its gentle, sloping sand and shingle, making it perfect for swimming or jumping the small waves. Building sandcastles is also a popular option! Although be careful to check the tide times, as the tide comes right into the sea wall, leaving very little beach at high tide.

The beach is down a short road from the main Yarmouth to Totland road, and there is a car park and toilets shortly before you get to the beach.

There is a traditional seaside cafe and a bistro-style bar, as well as a couple of shops selling inflatables and those all-important ice creams.

Beach huts and deck chairs are available to hire, and there is access along the sea wall to Totland Beach. Colwell Bay is where the Solent is fairly narrow, so you can get great views of the passing yachts. 

This is a guest post with thanks to Twins Tantrums and Cold Coffee.

FAQ and Further Information Colwell Bay

Is there food and drink available?

There are places nearby where you can purchase food and drinks.

What are the main things to do?

It’s ideal for children with its gentle, sloping sand and shingle, making it perfect for swimming or jumping the small waves. There is very little beach at high tide.

Is there parking?

There is parking nearby and charges apply.

Dog friendly?

During the summer months (1st May – 30th September) dogs are not allowed on the beach at Colwell Bay.


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