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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.

Weather and Tides


17 August 2017

Light Cloud

Maximum Temperature17°C (63°F)
Minimum Temperature13°C (55°F)
Wind DirectionSouth South Westerly
Wind Speed13mph
VisibilityVery Good
UV Risk5
Sunrise06:01 BST
Sunset20:40 BST


18 August 2017

Heavy Rain Shower

Maximum Temperature15°C (59°F)
Minimum Temperature12°C (54°F)
Wind DirectionSouth Westerly
Wind Speed23mph
VisibilityVery Good
UV Risk5
Sunrise06:02 BST
Sunset20:37 BST


19 August 2017

Light Cloud

Maximum Temperature16°C (61°F)
Minimum Temperature12°C (54°F)
Wind DirectionWesterly
Wind Speed16mph
VisibilityVery Good
UV Risk5
Sunrise06:04 BST
Sunset20:35 BST


High tide: 04:41 BST
(03:41 17 August 2017 GMT)

High tide: 17:19 BST
(16:19 17 August 2017 GMT)


High tide: 05:58 BST
(04:58 18 August 2017 GMT)

High tide: 18:33 BST
(17:33 18 August 2017 GMT)


High tide: 07:08 BST
(06:08 19 August 2017 GMT)

High tide: 19:37 BST
(18:37 19 August 2017 GMT)

Important! Tide times are for the nearest measurement point (Porthmadog) and may not be accurate for this beach. 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.

Tidal predictions are © Crown Copyright and/or database rights. Reproduced by permission of the Controller of Her Majesty's Stationery Office and the UK Hydrographic Office (