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Harlech Beach

Harlech Beach

Beach, free entry


Barmouth Tourist Information Centre

01341 280787


LL46 2UG


Overlooking Harlech’s huge, peaceful beach is a symbol of past conflict – mighty Harlech Castle, a World Heritage Site. There’s good access to the beach from a 440 yard/400m path from the car park close to the railway line crossing. And it’s not just flat sand – the beautiful sand dunes here are a prized feature, the reason behind the area’s designation as a National Nature Reserve and Site of Special Scientific Interest. The beach is an ideal place for children to play and an even better spot for adults to sit back and relax. Near the beach there’s a shop, café and the internationally famous Royal St David’s Golf Club, one of Britain’s finest links courses.

Green Coast and Seaside Award beach. Toilets and parking. Dog restrictions apply April to end September.

Open all the time


Free entry



Plan route to Harlech Beach using Google mapsPlan route using Google maps

Map reference: SH 569316  Lat: 52.86299 Long: -4.12597

Travelling north on the A496, turn left just after the railway crossing by Harlech station opposite the Queens Hotel.

Parking: with charge

Accessible by Public Transport: 0 miles from Harlech station

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