"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 Monday 21 August

06:00


Chance of rain 39%
Max temp. 16°C
(feels like 15°C)
Wind 2mph, gusting to 3mph.
SSE
Pressure 1019
Humidity 98%
UV Index
Air Quality

09:00


Chance of rain 53%
Max temp. 16°C
(feels like 15°C)
Wind 3mph, gusting to 5mph.
SSW
Pressure 1019
Humidity 97%
UV Index
Air Quality

12:00


Chance of rain 46%
Max temp. 17°C
(feels like 15°C)
Wind 4mph, gusting to 5mph.
SSW
Pressure 1020
Humidity 94%
UV Index
Air Quality

15:00


Chance of rain 12%
Max temp. 17°C
(feels like 15°C)
Wind 3mph, gusting to 5mph.
SSW
Pressure 1020
Humidity 92%
UV Index
Air Quality

18:00


Chance of rain 11%
Max temp. 17°C
(feels like 15°C)
Wind 3mph, gusting to 5mph.
SSW
Pressure 1019
Humidity 93%
UV Index
Air Quality

21:00


Chance of rain 10%
Max temp. 17°C
(feels like 15°C)
Wind 3mph, gusting to 4mph.
SSW
Pressure 1020
Humidity 95%
UV Index n/a
Air Quality
High Tide
08:56 BST
(07:56 GMT)
High Tide
21:16 BST
(20:16 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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