"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 Friday 18 August

06:00


Chance of rain 4%
Max temp. 13°C
(feels like 9°C)
Wind 7mph, gusting to 8mph.
WSW
Pressure 1008
Humidity 87%
UV Index
Air Quality

09:00


Chance of rain 7%
Max temp. 14°C
(feels like 11°C)
Wind 5mph, gusting to 7mph.
WSW
Pressure 1009
Humidity 78%
UV Index
Air Quality

12:00


Chance of rain 5%
Max temp. 15°C
(feels like 11°C)
Wind 6mph, gusting to 9mph.
WSW
Pressure 1008
Humidity 74%
UV Index
Air Quality

15:00


Chance of rain 70%
Max temp. 15°C
(feels like 10°C)
Wind 7mph, gusting to 10mph.
WSW
Pressure 1008
Humidity 78%
UV Index
Air Quality

18:00


Chance of rain 56%
Max temp. 15°C
(feels like 11°C)
Wind 7mph, gusting to 10mph.
WSW
Pressure 1006
Humidity 89%
UV Index
Air Quality

21:00


Chance of rain 26%
Max temp. 14°C
(feels like 11°C)
Wind 5mph, gusting to 8mph.
WNW
Pressure 1010
Humidity 85%
UV Index n/a
Air Quality
High Tide
05:58 BST
(04:58 GMT)
High Tide
18:33 BST
(17:33 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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