Harlyn, Cornwall

Harlyn, Padstow, Cornwall PL28, UK
Beach Lifeguard May - Sep

Harlyn Bay is a very popular family and surfing beach and is suitable for novice surfers. Near the beach are a caravan park and a pub called The Harlyn Inn. The village is compromised to a large extent of second homes, and is quiet for much of the year. The year round population is probably around a dozen people. However the pub remains quite busy all year round. The village also has a variety of different forms of holiday accommodation, which include Harlyn Bay directly above the beach and Polmark Beach Cottages, just 150 yards from the beach.

East of Harlyn Bay is the village and beach of Trevone and west of Harlyn are Cataclews Point, Mother Ivey’s Bay and Trevose Head. Further west, the beaches at Constantine Bay and Treyarnon are linked by the South West Coast Path.

Harlyn lies within the Cornwall Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty (AONB). Almost a third of Cornwall has AONB designation, with the same status and protection as a National Park.

Harlyn Surf
Harlyn in North Cornwall is a sheltered beach break that only works once in a while with no particular seasonal pattern. Offshore winds blow from the southwest with some shelter here from southwest winds. Most of the surf here comes from groundswells and the ideal swell direction is from the west northwest. The beach breaks offers right-handers. Often Crowded. Submerged rocks are a hazard.

Surf Forecast for Harlyn, Cornwall

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Wave height refers to the size of the swell measured in open water close to the coastline. This means the actual size of the wave when it hits the beach may vary due to many factors including beach shape and orientation.

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Wind (mph)15 10 10 10 5
Wave height (ft)2.5 5.5 7 5 3.5
Last updated: 15-Oct-2018