The Beach Guide

Totland Bay

Totland Bay - Isle of Wight

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Totland Bay is a mostly pebble beach on the northern shore of the Isle of Wight. It looks out over the wider bay and to the Dorset coast beyond. The beach is located is about 500 meters from the centre of the town of Totland.

A promenade runs along the waterfront and continues all the way along to Colwell Bay to the north. The Isle of Wight coastal path also runs along the beach taking visitors to an old lifeboat house at Widdick Chine.
There is some parking along the promenade, with a staircase to access the beach, or a ramp next to the pier.

Facilities are good at Totland and There are a few cafes and places to eat along the promenade as well as public toilets nearby. The pier, which was originally built in 1880, is in the process of being refurbished. When completed, a café will be re-opened on it.

Type of beach

Sand & pebble

Lifeguard service


Dogs friendly beach?

Dogs are not permitted on these beaches between 1 May and 30 September. This does not include registered assistance dogs.

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  • Cafe/restaurant
  • Facilities

    • Slipway

    Nearest town



    PO39 0BQ

    OS grid ref.

    SZ 3227 8711

    Water quality

    Water quality star rating


    Marine Conservation Society RecommendedQuality Coast Award

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