Dunraven Bay beach, also known as Southerndown Beach after the small village nearby, is a sand and pebble beach popular with families and watersports (windsurfing, surfing and kayaks). The beach Read more [...]
Planning a trip to the Vale of Glamorgan coast and looking for the nearest beach? Our beach lists will help you find the closest beaches to your location and then for each beach, we will answer questions around location, tide times, weather forecast, dog restrictions, water quality and provide general information on the beach and its facilities. When on a beach page use our tools to search the Vale of Glamorgan seaside towns and surrounding coast for things to see and do or places to stay and eat.
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The Knap beach is a wide steeply sloping pebble beach popular with surfers. At low tide you do get some sand. As you head along the coast the beach is Read more [...]
Bendricks beach is a small sandy beach with the Triassic formations at Bendrick Rock. No facilities but you should be able to find parking on the road within Atlantic Trading Read more [...]
Watch House Bay beach is a quiet sandy beach looking over to the old harbour on Barry Island. Watch House Bay is on the other side of Cold Knap Point Read more [...]
The two main beaches on Barry Island are Whitmore Bay between the two peninsulas of Friar’s Point and Nell’s Point, and the other is the smaller and secluded Jackson’s Bay Read more [...]
Whitmore Bay is huge sandy beach that lies between the two peninsulas of Friar’s Point and Nell’s Point. As the tide goes out you get more sand to play on. Read more [...]
St Marys Well Bay is a combination of coarse sand and pebbles. The beach is backed by Triassic sandstone and limestone cliffs with some great coast walks. At low tide Read more [...]
Ogmore-by-Sea beach is a west facing beach with sand at low tide and rocks at high tide. The beach is to the East of the River Ogmore estuary and on Read more [...]
Llantwit Major Beach is a pebbly and rocky beach at the end of a valley. The beach stretches for a long way in either direction backed by cliffs. Llantwit Major Read more [...]
Limpert Bay beach is sand and pebbles and the foreshore at Limpert Bay has Jurassic Boulders. The beach still has a number of pill boxes which remain from World War II. Car Read more [...]
Jacksons Bay beach is a secluded bay, backed by cliffs with one end being formed by the breakwater at the entrance to Barry Docks. Often overlooked by most people who stay Read more [...]
Fontygary (Ffontygari) Bay beach is a pebble and sand beach backed by cliffs with rock pools. Fontygary Park holiday camp offers bars, play areas, indoor pool and health club plus Read more [...]