Harlyn Bay - surfing

Facing northerly and somewhat sheltered by the bulk of Trevose head Harlyn comes into its own on big swells and south-westerly winds - so most of the winter!

Whilst in summer Harlyn is a great place to learn to surf on a decent swell it is quite a challenging wave. Fast, sucky and sometimes hollow this is a quality break. It is surfable on most tides.

On the down side it can get busy if the rest of the North Coast is blown out and huge.

Surf report

Current surf conditions for Harlyn Bay (24th Jul)
Wave height * 3ft / 0.9m
Swell period 9s
Swell direction  °
Wind  ° 8mph / 13km/h
* Wave size is face height of set waves.

Type of beach


Lifeguard service

RNLI lifeguard summer cover (5 May - 30 September), Easter bank holiday and weekends during April


There is a car park in the village.