"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

Seasonal opening

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Weather

Forecast for Monday 17 December

06:00


Chance of rain 5%
Max temp. 6°C
(feels like 4°C)
Wind 2mph, gusting to 3mph.
SSW
Pressure 1012
Humidity 95%
UV Index n/a
Air Quality

09:00


Chance of rain 4%
Max temp. 7°C
(feels like 4°C)
Wind 4mph, gusting to 7mph.
S
Pressure 1013
Humidity 89%
UV Index
Air Quality

12:00


Chance of rain 12%
Max temp. 9°C
(feels like 6°C)
Wind 5mph, gusting to 9mph.
S
Pressure 1012
Humidity 84%
UV Index
Air Quality

15:00


Chance of rain 76%
Max temp. 10°C
(feels like 6°C)
Wind 6mph, gusting to 11mph.
S
Pressure 1010
Humidity 89%
UV Index
Air Quality

18:00


Chance of rain 29%
Max temp. 11°C
(feels like 7°C)
Wind 7mph, gusting to 12mph.
S
Pressure 1009
Humidity 89%
UV Index n/a
Air Quality

21:00


Chance of rain 30%
Max temp. 11°C
(feels like 7°C)
Wind 7mph, gusting to 13mph.
S
Pressure 1007
Humidity 86%
UV Index n/a
Air Quality
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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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