Merthyr Mawr sand dunes, Porthcawl, Bridgend
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    Merthyr Mawr Sand Dunes Info

    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.

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    Merthyr Mawr Sand Dunes 7-day Weather Forecast


    Light rain throughout the week, with temperatures peaking at 11°C on Wednesday.

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     Light rain in the morning and overnight and windy until evening.
     
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    Monday, Jan 22nd
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     Overcast throughout the day and windy starting in the evening.
     
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     Windy in the morning and rain until afternoon.
     
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     Partly cloudy until evening and windy in the morning.
     
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    Friday, Jan 26th
     Partly cloudy overnight.
     
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    Saturday, Jan 27th
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