Hele Bay Beach

Hele Bay beach is flat sand and shingle in a small cove in an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty adjacent to Hillsborough Nature Reserve.

At low tide, you have rocks on either side of the beach with rock pools.

The beach has a car park, toilets, shops, cafe and pub all within walking distance.

Dog Friendly Beach?

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

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

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Hele Bay 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 8.9℃ to 9.3℃ with wind speed 10.8 m/sec (WSW)
Friday, Feb 03cloudy
Expect a temp in the range 8.9℃ to 9.1℃ with wind speed 10.3 m/sec (WSW)
Saturday, Feb 04cloudy
Expect a temp in the range 7.7℃ to 8℃ with wind speed 5.5 m/sec (SW)
Sunday, Feb 05partlycloudy_night
Expect a temp in the range 5.4℃ to 8.3℃ with wind speed 4.6 m/sec (WNW)
Monday, Feb 06partlycloudy_night
Expect a temp in the range 1.9℃ to 2.7℃ with wind speed 4.1 m/sec (SSE)
Tuesday, Feb 07fair_night
Expect a temp in the range 1.8℃ to 3℃ with wind speed 3.5 m/sec (SSE)
Wednesday, Feb 08clearsky_night
Expect a temp in the range 1.6℃ to 2.5℃ with wind speed 1.1 m/sec (ESE)

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

Hele Bay Beach Tide Times

Tide times are available at around 600 locations and the closest location to Hele Bay Beach is at Ilfracombe 1.47 km (0.91 miles) away. Tides are displayed beneath for up to 7 days and we list both high and low water times along with the height. These times are not adjusted for BST.

Thu 02 Feb
   High Tide at 03:44 (Height 7.24m)
   Low Tide at 09:56 (Height 2.76m)
   High Tide at 16:14 (Height 7.40m)
   Low Tide at 22:14 (Height 2.54m)
Fri 03 Feb
   High Tide at 04:37 (Height 7.71m)
   Low Tide at 10:45 (Height 2.34m)
   High Tide at 17:03 (Height 7.80m)
   Low Tide at 22:58 (Height 2.13m)
Sat 04 Feb
   High Tide at 05:20 (Height 8.11m)
   Low Tide at 11:24 (Height 1.97m)
   High Tide at 17:43 (Height 8.14m)
   Low Tide at 23:35 (Height 1.80m)
Sun 05 Feb
   High Tide at 05:57 (Height 8.41m)
   Low Tide at 11:59 (Height 1.69m)
   High Tide at 18:18 (Height 8.37m)
Mon 06 Feb
   Low Tide at 00:08 (Height 1.54m)
   High Tide at 06:31 (Height 8.61m)
   Low Tide at 12:30 (Height 1.49m)
   High Tide at 18:51 (Height 8.52m)
Tue 07 Feb
   Low Tide at 00:40 (Height 1.37m)
   High Tide at 07:02 (Height 8.73m)
   Low Tide at 13:01 (Height 1.36m)
   High Tide at 19:22 (Height 8.61m)
Wed 08 Feb
   Low Tide at 01:12 (Height 1.27m)
   High Tide at 07:33 (Height 8.79m)
   Low Tide at 13:32 (Height 1.31m)
   High Tide at 19:52 (Height 8.62m)

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