Gurnard is a small pleasant resort to the west of Cowes. The gently shelving beach consists of sand and shingle and is ideal for family bathing with gentle water sports such as dinghy sailing and windsurfing. During the summer season Gurnard beach is litter picked on a daily basis and large amounts of seaweed are removed and taken to local farmers for use as compost. Emergency equipment such as Lifebelts are strategically located along the Esplanade in order to ensure safety at any time of the year.

Gurnard is well served with a café and local public house supplying you with delightful food and plenty of refreshments

Since 1999 Gurnard has not only been able to fly the Seaside Award Flag but has also been successful in displaying its Water Quality award.

Like anywhere, Gurnard has its natural hazards so be sure to read the safety guidelines and have a good time.

For further information on this resort please phone 01983 823893. Someone is always available from Monday to Friday to help you with your enquiries.

Should you need to report a problem such as broken glass or damage to premises, the Isle of Wight Council provides an emergency service for these type of problems. The number to call out of hours is 01983 821105.