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Heysham (Half Moon Bay) Beach

Heysham, Lancashire

A large bay with extensive sands at low tide, backed by a small town, a power station and a harbour serving passenger ferries to Douglas and Belfast. The photo shows stone graves at Heysham head, once used for the cover of an album by Black Sabbath.

Weather and Tides

Tuesday

22 August 2017

Light Cloud

Minimum Temperature17°C (63°F)
Wind DirectionSouth Easterly
Wind Speed13mph
VisibilityGood
Pressure1018mb
Humidity82%
UV Risk5
PollutionLow
Sunset20:27 BST

Wednesday

23 August 2017

Sunny Intervals

Maximum Temperature18°C (64°F)
Minimum Temperature15°C (59°F)
Wind DirectionWesterly
Wind Speed13mph
VisibilityVery Good
Pressure1012mb
Humidity82%
UV Risk5
PollutionLow
Sunrise06:03 BST
Sunset20:25 BST

Thursday

24 August 2017

Light Cloud

Maximum Temperature17°C (63°F)
Minimum Temperature14°C (57°F)
Wind DirectionWest South Westerly
Wind Speed16mph
VisibilityVery Good
Pressure1014mb
Humidity76%
UV Risk5
PollutionLow
Sunrise06:05 BST
Sunset20:22 BST

Tuesday

Low tide: 07:00 BST
(06:00 22 August 2017 GMT)

High tide: 12:30 BST
(11:30 22 August 2017 GMT)

Low tide: 19:10 BST
(18:10 22 August 2017 GMT)

Wednesday

High tide: 00:48 BST
(23:48 22 August 2017 GMT)

Low tide: 07:44 BST
(06:44 23 August 2017 GMT)

High tide: 13:12 BST
(12:12 23 August 2017 GMT)

Low tide: 19:51 BST
(18:51 23 August 2017 GMT)

Thursday

High tide: 01:29 BST
(00:29 24 August 2017 GMT)

Low tide: 08:25 BST
(07:25 24 August 2017 GMT)

High tide: 13:52 BST
(12:52 24 August 2017 GMT)

Low tide: 20:30 BST
(19:30 24 August 2017 GMT)

Important! Tide times are for the nearest measurement point (Heysham) 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 (www.ukho.gov.uk).