Wreckers Retreat Bar

A traditional smugglers inn, The Wreckers Retreat serves locals and visitors fine local ales, hot drinks and everything in between, as well as freshly prepared food. The pub is full of shipwreck and filming memorabilia and well worth a visit. For full details on our opening hours and menus, please see our Food & Drink Page.

Barman pulling pint of bitter at the Wreckers Retreat Bar at Hartland Quay

Beach & Coast Path Access

Hartland Quay offers direct access to Warren Beach and a stunning section of the South West Coast Path. Our beach is accessible all year round from the slipway and at high tide in calm weather you will find swimmers, kayakers and body boarders taking full advantage of the beautiful clear water, the slipway providing a wonderful, sheltered swimming area. Visitors should to be aware of tide times to ensure they do not become cut off on the beach at high tide. Public toilets are available.

Dogs are allowed on the beach from 1st November to the 31st March. From 1st April to 31st October no dogs are allowed on the beach due to the water quality being constantly monitored to maintain clean water for bathers. During the winter months, they are welcome to come for a beach run!

Hartland Quay uniquely sits directly on the South West Coast Path and gives unrivalled access to this wonderful resource.

Ample car parking is available and during the season from Easter until October Half Term, a car parking charge of £3 is applied between 11am and 3pm for all visitors unless staying overnight in the Hotel

People swimming on shoreline at Hartland Quay on summers day


From Easter to October Half Term our shop is open from 11am daily selling icecream and treats, branded souvenirs, beach toys and accessories and wonderful crafts from a collection of very talented locals!


Our museum explores the varied history of Hartland Quay and is open seasonally from Easter until half term in October from 11am until 4pm. More information can be found on our History Page


Antique life saving apparatus in the Hartland Quay museum


The alternating beds of sandstone and mudstones that make up the cliffs of Hartland Quay attract geologists and students from around the world. Books on the subject can be purchased in the pub and in our shop.


Rugged shoreline at Hartland Quay


Complete your visit to Hartland Quay by staying over and enjoying the location for just a little longer! Full details of our rooms and how to book can be found on our Stay Page.

A photo looking through the window of a Sea View bedroom at Hartland Quay with some coffee mugs on a table in the foreground