Hartland Quay Beach

Hartland Quay beach is rock, shingle and has spectacular rock and cliff scenery and an old Elizabethan harbour. This is the most north-westerly settlement in Devon.

Hartland is a convenient centre for walking parts of the South West Coast Path, and the wild coastal scenery around the point is some of the most dramatic on the path, with excellent views across to Lundy Island.

Facilities include parking, toilets and food.

The Lundy Company operate their helicopter service to Lundy, during the five months from November to March from Hartland Point.

Hartland Quay Beach has dog restrictions.
No dogs May to September.

Why not check other beaches nearby as we have 7 beaches at Bideford, 96 beaches in Devon, or check our list of Devon Dog Friendly Beaches.

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Beach Water Quality

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.

7 Day Weather Forecast

Expect a temp in the range 20.8℃ to 23.7℃ with wind speed 2.5 m/sec (E)
Thursday, Aug 11
Expect a temp in the range 18.1℃ to 18.9℃ with wind speed 1.9 m/sec (NE)
Friday, Aug 12
Expect a temp in the range 19.2℃ to 19.9℃ with wind speed 2.6 m/sec (NE)
Saturday, Aug 13
Expect a temp in the range 19.7℃ to 23.7℃ with wind speed 1.4 m/sec (ENE)
Sunday, Aug 14
Expect a temp in the range 19.5℃ to 20.8℃ with wind speed 3 m/sec (SE)
Monday, Aug 15
Expect a temp in the range 18.7℃ to 19.8℃ with wind speed 4.3 m/sec (SSW)
Tuesday, Aug 16
Expect a temp in the range 17.5℃ to 18.3℃ with wind speed 5.2 m/sec (S)

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

Hartland Quay Beach Tide Times

Tide times are available at around 600 locations and the closest location to Hartland Quay Beach is at Clovelly 9.37 km (5.82 miles) away. Tides are displayed beneath for up to 7 days and we list both high and low water times along with the height.

Wed 10 Aug
   High Tide at 04:49 (Height 7.33m)
   Low Tide at 11:16 (Height 1.72m)
   High Tide at 17:19 (Height 7.75m)
   Low Tide at 23:49 (Height 1.37m)
Thu 11 Aug
   High Tide at 05:50 (Height 7.79m)
   Low Tide at 12:15 (Height 1.31m)
   High Tide at 18:14 (Height 8.26m)
   Low Tide at 00:46 (Height 0.95m)
Fri 12 Aug
   High Tide at 06:43 (Height 8.17m)
   Low Tide at 13:08 (Height 0.98m)
   High Tide at 19:04 (Height 8.62m)
Sat 13 Aug
   Low Tide at 01:37 (Height 0.68m)
   High Tide at 07:30 (Height 8.40m)
   Low Tide at 13:55 (Height 0.79m)
   High Tide at 19:50 (Height 8.80m)
Sun 14 Aug
   Low Tide at 02:20 (Height 0.58m)
   High Tide at 08:13 (Height 8.43m)
   Low Tide at 14:35 (Height 0.77m)
   High Tide at 20:33 (Height 8.77m)
Mon 15 Aug
   Low Tide at 03:00 (Height 0.67m)
   High Tide at 08:54 (Height 8.29m)
   Low Tide at 15:14 (Height 0.91m)
   High Tide at 21:14 (Height 8.54m)
Tue 16 Aug
   Low Tide at 03:37 (Height 0.94m)
   High Tide at 09:33 (Height 8.00m)
   Low Tide at 15:50 (Height 1.21m)
   High Tide at 21:53 (Height 8.15m)

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