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Merthyr Mawr Sand Dunes are part of a really large sand dune complex located by Porthcawl on the south coast of Wales.
The sand dunes at Merthyr Mawr are the second highest in Europe and shows off various stages of development from bare sand to areas of dune woodland and scrub. The area is managed by Natural Resources Wales (NRW), and it is designated as a SSSI because of it gives a great habitat for a large and varied range of wildlife and plants.
It’s popular for its wildlife and plants and famous as ‘Lawrence of Arabia’ was filmed here. Kids love dune boarding here and it’s a wonderful day out with the family having a picnic and just enjoying the beach area and the dunes.
You have a large car park with toilets and throughout the dunes well-trodden paths. The nearby villages have a selection of shops, and pubs.
Merthyr Mawr Sand Dunes 7-day Weather Forecast
Rain on Wednesday through next Monday, with temperatures falling to 16°C on Friday.Partly cloudy throughout the day.Today's Forecast
12->1812% 62% 7 mph
7:06 am 7:08 pmMostly cloudy starting in the afternoon.Tuesday, Sep 26th
10->185% 46% 3 mph
7:08 am 7:05 pmRain in the morning and afternoon.Wednesday, Sep 27th
13->1855% 63% 14 mph
7:10 am 7:03 pmLight rain in the morning.Thursday, Sep 28th
12->1854% 85% 7 mph
7:11 am 7:01 pmRain until afternoon.Friday, Sep 29th
12->1635% 95% 7 mph
7:13 am 6:59 pmLight rain overnight.Saturday, Sep 30th
10->1824% 38% 6 mph
7:14 am 6:56 pmHeavy rain throughout the day and breezy in the morning.Sunday, Oct 1st
13->1781% 100% 16 mph
7:16 am 6:54 pmRain until afternoon.Monday, Oct 2nd
10->1669% 76% 11 mph
7:18 am 6:52 pm
Photos from around the surrounding area