"Sittin' on the dock of the bay"

Hartland Quay Beach

Hartland Quay is on the north coast of Devon. It is a rock and pebble beach, approximately 1.2 kilometres wide, backed by cliffs with waterfalls from a small stream.

Beach type: Pebbles and rocks

Nearest town: Bideford

Local authority: Devon County Council

OS Grid Reference: SS223247


Marine Conservation Society Recommended

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Things to see and do near Hartland Quay Beach

  • Hartland Abbey and Gardens (1m)
  • Clovelly Village (5m)
  • Killarney Springs Conservation, Adventure and Leisure Park (6m)
  • Milky Way Adventure Park (6m)
  • Brocklands Adventure Park (8m)
  • Atlantic Pursuits (9m)
  • The Gnome Reserve (10m)
  • The Gnome Reserve and Wild Flower Garden (10m)
  • The Pixie Kiln (10m)

Tourist Information

Visitor Centre
The Crescent
EX23 8LE

Phone 01288 354 240
Email budetic@visitbude.info

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Weather and Tides

Forecast for Wednesday 17 January


Chance of rain 8%
Max temp. 7°C
(feels like 0°C)
Wind 11mph, gusting to 15mph.
Pressure 1008
Humidity 75%
UV Index n/a
Air Quality


Chance of rain 6%
Max temp. 7°C
(feels like 1°C)
Wind 9mph, gusting to 13mph.
Pressure 1012
Humidity 71%
UV Index
Air Quality


Chance of rain 9%
Max temp. 7°C
(feels like 2°C)
Wind 9mph, gusting to 12mph.
Pressure 1014
Humidity 70%
UV Index
Air Quality


Chance of rain 32%
Max temp. 8°C
(feels like 3°C)
Wind 7mph, gusting to 10mph.
Pressure 1014
Humidity 73%
UV Index
Air Quality


Chance of rain 95%
Max temp. 8°C
(feels like 3°C)
Wind 8mph, gusting to 11mph.
Pressure 1011
Humidity 86%
UV Index n/a
Air Quality


Chance of rain 96%
Max temp. 10°C
(feels like 4°C)
Wind 12mph, gusting to 16mph.
Pressure 1004
Humidity 93%
UV Index n/a
Air Quality
Low Tide
00:00 GMT
High Tide
05:57 GMT
Low Tide
12:21 GMT
High Tide
18:14 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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Set in a bay, the beach at Hartland Quay also has a small harbour approached by a slipway. A backdrop of spectacular cliff scenery gives way to pebbles and rocks with sand exposed by the retreating tide. There are coves and waterfalls at the beach.

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