Compared to the larger tourist resorts along the East coast of the Island Colwell Bay is small and quiet but it does have its far share of visitors. Colwell won a Solent water award in 1998 and the water here is shallow and warm making it perfect for swimming. The beach itself is sandy and has a promenade from which visitors can take a relaxing walk to Totland.
The facilities here include a cafe, a gift/ice-cream shop and pedilo, canoe and wind surf hire. There are toliets and parking as well as a bed and breakfast. A visit to this beach would make a relaxing family day out but be aware that when the tide is high there is very little beach.
No dogs are allowed on the beach.
Photo courtesy Heathfield Camping