Colwell Bay to Totland Bay Walk

Sea wall walk with plenty of facilities

Route Information

This is a fairly easy walk along the sea wall from the popular Colwell Bay to Totland Bay. The mapped route has a loop back on the inland path, but you can easily just walk back along the sea wall.

Colwell Bay is popular with swimmers with sandy beaches at low tide. You can check the tides here.

From the slipway, turn left and walk past the popular Hut restaurant and carry on along the sea wall. Round the corner is a small landslip so there is a gentle hill to climb and back down to the sea wall on the other side.

From here it’s flat and straight all the way along to Totland, also popular with swimmers, kayakers and other water sports enthusiasts.

Parking is available along the seafront at Totland up to the Waterfront Pub. you can carry on past the Waterfront all the way to the old lifeboat station.

If you choose to take the inland loopback, you can go up the steps at the Waterfront to Turf Walk, then head back along, over the bridge and take the path back to Colwell.


Pay and Display parking is available at both the Colwell and Totland end of this walking route.

Click here for directions to Colwell

Click here for directions to Totland

There are public toilets at both Colwell and Totland. Colwell also has a range of seasonal refreshment stalls and Bars, as well as The Hut restaurant. The Waterfront Pub is located at Totland Bay.

The Southern Vectis Route 7 and 12 goes past the start/end of this walk.

Route 7 bus timetable

Route 12 bus timetable

You can download a printable map of the walk below:

Printable Map (PDF)

You can download a GPX file for the route below:

GPX Route Map

Route Map

Colwell to Totland Walk Gallery

Walking Gear

OS Explorer Active OL29 Isle of Wight

OS Explorer Active OL29 Isle of Wight

Map sheet number OL29 in the OS Explorer map series is the perfect map for your days out and holidays on the Isle of Wight.

FitLife Hiking Walking Trekking Poles

FitLife Hiking Walking Trekking Poles

Anti Shock, Absorbing Poles - With the High Quality 7 Series Aviation Aluminum Material. Ideal for Island walking.

Chilly's Leak-Proof, BPA-Free Bottles

Chilly's Leak-Proof, BPA-Free Bottles

Double-wall insulation maintains temperatures inside. food-grade stainless steel leak-proof drinking bottle.

Ultra Lightweight Packable Backpack

Ultra Lightweight Packable Backpack

Ultra-light. Ultra-durable. Ultra-awesome. The backpack is perfect for day-to-day use for walking on the Isle of Wight.

Travel Water Bottle for Dogs & Pets

Travel Water Bottle for Dogs & Pets

Ideal for walking and travelling with your dog, and includes a bottle carabiner that can be attached to your backpack.

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