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Compton Bay

(Hanover Point)

Isle of Wight, England

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Compton Bay is a two mile stretch of sand and rocky shore and is one of the most unspoilt beaches on the Isle of Wight.

The south west coast of the island is a Site of Special Scientific Interest (SSSI), a Heritage Coast and an Area of Outstanding Natural

Compton Bay is on the Tennyson Heritage Coast, and adjacent to the Isle of Wight Coast Path.


Weather and tides for Wednesday 21 February

Chance of rain 80%
Min temp. 10°C
(feels like 7°C)
Wind 16mph
Tomorrow (Thursday)
Chance of rain 88%
Max temp. 11°C
(feels like 7°C)
Wind 18mph
Max UV Index

The tide at Compton Bay is currently rising. High tide will be at approximately 10:53 PM, and the next low tide will be at approximately 2:34 AM tomorrow.

Today's air pollution levels are forecast to be Low

Approximate sea surface temperature:   9.7°C  

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Recommended holiday cottages near Compton Bay

Things to do and see in the area

Dinosaur Expeditions CIC (0.2 miles)
Tapnell Farm Park (1.7 miles)
Mottistone Gardens (1.8 miles)
West Wight Alpacas (2.6 miles)
Needles Pleasure Cruises Ltd (3 miles)
Tennyson Down (3.3 miles)
Hill Farm Stables (3.6 miles)
Black Rock Charters and Fishing (3.8 miles)
Alum Bay Glass (4.4 miles)
The Needles Battery (4.8 miles)

All distances are approximate

Other beaches nearby

Location: Dunsbury

Location type: Rural

Nearest village: Brook

OS Grid: SZ377840

Country: England

Local Authority: Isle of Wight

Parish: Freshwater

Nearest postcode: PO30 4HD

(for sat-nav purposes only, a beach does not have a postal address!)

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Visitor information for Compton Bay, Isle of Wight, England. Weather, tides, visitor comments, beach facilities, photos, nearest postcode, beach information and nearby accommodation.

British Beaches is a Good Stuff website. Wed, 21 Feb 2024 20:30:53 +0000