Harlyn Bay Beach (Cornwall)

Harlyn Bay beach is a good all-round family beach, great sand, safe paddling beach, surfing, rock pools to explore and coastal walks.

Harlyn is near Padstow, to the east of Trevose Head which means it is more protected than those exposed directly to the Atlantic rollers, with another good beach option with a similar aspect being its neighbour Trevone Bay.

The beach ar Harlyn can get busy in part due to it being what you expect from a Cornish beach.

Facilities at the beach include parking, shop, toilets, lifeguards in summer and a pub nearby.

Harlyn Bay Beach is dog friendly and allows dogs all year. Harlyn Bay Beach is dog friendly and allows dogs all year.

Why not check other beaches nearby as we have no beaches around Padstow, 215 beaches in Cornwall, or check our list of Cornwall Dog Friendly Beaches.

Water samples are taken at regular intervals during the bathing season and at the end of the season the water quality is classified as:
  • Excellent: the highest classification meaning the water is cleanest
  • Good: generally good water quality
  • Sufficient: meets minimum standards
  • Poor: You are advised not to swim. The beach will stay open and an action plan should be in place to improve the water quality.

Our weather forecast for Padstow in Cornwall

Today (Friday, Feb 26)

Expect a temperature in the range 4.9℃ to 8.3℃ with a wind speed 0.5 m/sec (NNW)

Saturday, Feb 27

Expect a temperature in the range 4.2℃ to 5.6℃ with a wind speed 1.6 m/sec (SE)

Sunday, Feb 28

Expect a temperature in the range 4.3℃ to 4.5℃ with a wind speed 2.5 m/sec (ENE)

Monday, Mar 01

Expect a temperature in the range 5.3℃ to 6.5℃ with a wind speed 5.2 m/sec (E)

Tuesday, Mar 02

Expect a temperature in the range 6.7℃ to 6.9℃ with a wind speed 9.7 m/sec (ESE)

Wednesday, Mar 03

Expect a temperature in the range 7.3℃ to 8.9℃ with a wind speed 2.6 m/sec (SSW)

Thursday, Mar 04

Expect a temperature in the range 6.3℃ to 7.7℃ with a wind speed 2 m/sec (NNE)

Weather forecast from Yr, delivered by the Norwegian Meteorological Institute and NRK


Our tide forecast for Harlyn Bay Beach in Cornwall.

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1 Review on “Harlyn Bay Beach (Cornwall)”

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  • Barnsey Post author

    A nice big beach although does not have a lot of facilities. We only visited as this is east facing and some of the other beaches were a bit too rough to take out bodyboards. You do need to put up with a few dogs running around.

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