Hartland Quay

Visit Hartland Quay

Hartland Quay is a spectacular rocky beach backed by imposing cliffs. The beach is good for fishing and has amazing views of the unusual rocks surrounding it, known for a great number of shipwrecks in the past.

The sandy beach with safe bathing, fishing, surfing and exploring the rock pools is popular with all visitors. Take the path to the South to the breathtaking Spekes Mill Mouth waterfall.

Did you Know? There is a local museum with displays the ports fishing, smuggling and natural history.

The area is designated as ‘Heritage Coastline’ and as an ‘Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty’.

This beach is …

  • Dog Friendly
  • a surfing spot
  • Good for fishing

Have a great day out along the coast.

Dorset Coast Local Links

Attractions Nearby
North Devon Maritime museum

Appledore Beach

Photo by UK Beach Days

Getting There

Taking a trip to the beach. Get there by train or car.

LOCATION: Bideford, North Devon
NEAREST TRAIN STATION:
Map of Hartland Quay

Explore the UK coastline

beautiful beach on South West England coast

What’s On along the Coast

Throughout the year there are a series of events and festivals taking place along the Coast. Find out What’s On from food festivals to cultural and sporting events.




Overlooking the coast UK

Get active on the beach

Find the best beaches for water sports. Learn to kitesurfsurf or sail at schools around the UK. Lessons are available to suit all abilities.

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