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Gurnard Bay

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Gurnard Bay is a bay on the north-west coast of the Isle of Wight, England, in the western arm of the Solent. It lies to the north-west of the village of Gurnard from which it takes its name. Its shoreline is in length and is gently curving. It stretches from Gurnard Head in the west to Egypt Point to the east. A panoramic view of the bay and the village of Gurnard can be seen from ferries approaching Cowes or East Cowes from the Solent. There is a pebble and shingle beach on the bay which is bordered by a row of municipally-owned beach huts. Watersports are popular pastimes in the bay, and the Gurnard Sailing Club is located at its eastern end. The bay is best viewed and accessed from the green at Gurnard. Geography The seabed is a mixture of mud and sand and is home to Gurnard Ledge, a clay and limestone reef which is a danger to marine traffic and marked with a buoy. A small brook called Gurnard Luck enters the bay at the south-western end, and
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