"Sittin' on the dock of the bay"

Harlech Beach

The beach is long and sandy, stretching for 9 kilometres and backed by sand dunes. The area is designated as the Lleyn Peninsula and the Sarnau Special Area of Conservation, Morfa Harlech Site of Special Scientific Interest and a National Nature Reserve.

Beach type: sand

Nearest town: Harlech

Local authority: Gwynedd Council

OS Grid Reference: SH568314

Awards

Green Coast Beach

Marine Conservation Society Recommended

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Things to see and do near Harlech Beach

  • Harlech Castle (1m)
  • The Childrens Farm Park (2m)
  • Llanfair Slate Caverns (2m)
  • Portmeirion (4m)
  • Ffestiniog Railway (4m)
  • Welsh Highland Railway (4m)
  • Rob Piercy Gallery (5m)
  • Snowdon Mill Art and Craft Centre (5m)
  • Welsh Highland Heritage Railway (5m)

Tourist Information

Harlech
Tourist Information Centre
Llys y Graig
High Street
Wales
LL46 2YE

Phone 01766 780 658
Email tic.harlech@eryri-npa.gov.uk

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Weather and Tides

Forecast for Saturday 21 October

06:00


Chance of rain 95%
Max temp. 12°C
(feels like 6°C)
Wind 11mph, gusting to 14mph.
S
Pressure 990
Humidity 87%
UV Index n/a
Air Quality

09:00


Chance of rain 86%
Max temp. 13°C
(feels like 7°C)
Wind 11mph, gusting to 15mph.
SSW
Pressure 989
Humidity 85%
UV Index
Air Quality

12:00


Chance of rain 90%
Max temp. 12°C
(feels like 6°C)
Wind 11mph, gusting to 17mph.
SSW
Pressure 985
Humidity 93%
UV Index
Air Quality

15:00


Chance of rain 87%
Max temp. 13°C
(feels like 8°C)
Wind 10mph, gusting to 14mph.
W
Pressure 988
Humidity 87%
UV Index
Air Quality

18:00


Chance of rain 34%
Max temp. 13°C
(feels like 8°C)
Wind 9mph, gusting to 13mph.
W
Pressure 994
Humidity 82%
UV Index n/a
Air Quality

21:00


Chance of rain 17%
Max temp. 12°C
(feels like 7°C)
Wind 9mph, gusting to 13mph.
W
Pressure 999
Humidity 84%
UV Index n/a
Air Quality
High Tide
10:06 BST
(09:06 GMT)
High Tide
22:21 BST
(21:21 GMT)

Important! Tide times are for the nearest measurement point and may not be accurate for this location. You should not rely on these times for anything other than a broad indication of when the tide will be at its highest or lowest.

In particular, these tide times are not suitable for navigational use. Accurate tide forecasts require complex calculations and detailed local information. If you intend to engage in any activity for which tidal information is important for safety reasons (including sailing, powerboating, diving, and surfing) then you should obtain professional data.

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Tell us what you think about Harlech Beach

Sandy beach surrounded by dunes and within the Snowdonia National Park. Harlech is designated as a National Nature Reserve. The 13th century Harlech castle stands on the cliff above the beach and is open to visitors.

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