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Ilfracombe - Hele Beach Beach

Ilfracombe, Devon

Hele Bay is a small cove in an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty sheltered from prevailing winds with free car parking and toilets all within easy walking distance. Beach access is via a slipway (wheelchair access difficult).

Weather and Tides


21 August 2017

Partly Cloudy

Minimum Temperature15°C (59°F)
Wind DirectionEasterly
Wind Speed6mph
UV Risk4
Sunset20:27 BST


22 August 2017

Sunny Intervals

Maximum Temperature23°C (73°F)
Minimum Temperature15°C (59°F)
Wind DirectionEast South Easterly
Wind Speed13mph
VisibilityVery Good
UV Risk6
Sunrise06:13 BST
Sunset20:25 BST


23 August 2017

Light Cloud

Maximum Temperature18°C (64°F)
Minimum Temperature14°C (57°F)
Wind DirectionWest South Westerly
Wind Speed15mph
VisibilityVery Good
UV Risk5
Sunrise06:15 BST
Sunset20:23 BST


High tide: 06:24 BST
(05:24 21 August 2017 GMT)

Low tide: 12:26 BST
(11:26 21 August 2017 GMT)

High tide: 18:44 BST
(17:44 21 August 2017 GMT)


Low tide: 00:54 BST
(23:54 21 August 2017 GMT)

High tide: 07:11 BST
(06:11 22 August 2017 GMT)

Low tide: 13:10 BST
(12:10 22 August 2017 GMT)

High tide: 19:29 BST
(18:29 22 August 2017 GMT)


Low tide: 01:36 BST
(00:36 23 August 2017 GMT)

High tide: 07:54 BST
(06:54 23 August 2017 GMT)

Low tide: 13:50 BST
(12:50 23 August 2017 GMT)

High tide: 20:11 BST
(19:11 23 August 2017 GMT)

Important! Tide times are for the nearest measurement point (Ilfracombe) 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 (