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Harlech Beach

Harlech, Gwynedd

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.

Beach Type



Disabled access
Leisure centre



Nature and Wildlife

Local sights of historical interest. nature reserve

Water Quality





Dogs restricted.

Awards and Recommendations

Green Coast Award
Marine Conservation Society Recommended

Tourist Information

Harlech TIC Gwyddfor House. High Street. Harlech. Gwynedd LL46 2YA Tel: + 44(0)1766 658


Nearest town: Harlech
County: Gwynedd
Latitude/Longitude: 52.8614, -4.12792
Postcode: LL46 2UG
(postcode is for sat-nav purposes only, and may not represent the actual address of the beach)

Explore more of the area around Harlech Community, Gwynedd at Explore Britain.


The beach is signposted from the B4573.

Public Transport

Local bus services.

Nearest Railway Stations

Harlech (Less than a mile away)
Llandanwg (About a mile and a half away)
Pensarn (Gwynedd) (Approx. 2 miles away)
Tygwyn (Approx. 3 miles away)
Llanbedr (Approx. 3 miles away)

Important! Distances are as the crow (or seagull) flies. Road distances may be considerably longer, especially at estuary locations.


Parking available - charges apply

Nearby Car Parks

Min y Don, Harlech (Long stay).
About 0.4 miles away
Harlech Station, Harlech (Unknown stay).
About 0.8 miles away
Castle, Harlech (Unknown stay).
About 0.8 miles away
Lower Bron y Graig, Harlech (Short/Medium/Long stay).
About 0.9 miles away
Upper Bron y Graig, Harlech (Long stay).
About 0.9 miles away
Llanfair, Llanfair (Unknown stay).
About 1.5 miles away
Llandanwg Beach, Harlech (Long stay).
About 1.9 miles away
Pensarn (Gwynedd) Station, Llanbedr (Unknown stay).
About 2.2 miles away
Riverside, Llanbedr (Unknown stay).
About 2.9 miles away
Beachside, Llanbedr (Unknown stay).
About 3.5 miles away

Accomodation Links

Hotels and Guest Houses in Harlech