Dunraven Bay Beach (aka Southerndown Beach)
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 here is a west-facing beach on the Atlantic coast, off-shore winds from the East generate some good surf.
When the tide is out you have a great expanse of sand and there are many rock pools, a good place to look for fossils amongst the rocks.
You have a second beach to the South just over the headland that rarely has anyone on it, partly due to the steep steps down the cliffs. This second beach is one of the largest in Glamorgan but be careful as tide conditions can cut you off from the steps.
The headland is Witches Point, designated under SSSI for geological importance.
The beach due to its unspoilt scenery and remoteness has been used in films and TV series that include Doctor Who and Merlin.
Facilities include car parking, toilets and cafe and lifeguards in the summer.
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Dunraven Bay Beach Water Quality
- Excellent: the highest classification meaning the water is cleanest
- Good: generally good water quality
- Sufficient: meets minimum standards
- Poor: You are advised not to swim. The beach will stay open and an action plan should be in place to improve the water quality.
7 Day Weather Forecast
Expect a temp in the range 6.1℃ to 6.3℃ with wind speed 8.6 m/sec (WNW)
Expect a temp in the range 6.2℃ to 6.7℃ with wind speed 11.4 m/sec (WNW)
Expect a temp in the range 7.1℃ to 8.1℃ with wind speed 9.4 m/sec (W)
Expect a temp in the range 8.3℃ to 8.6℃ with wind speed 11 m/sec (W)
Expect a temp in the range 7.6℃ to 8.4℃ with wind speed 6.2 m/sec (WSW)
Expect a temp in the range 1.1℃ to 7.8℃ with wind speed 4.7 m/sec (NNW)
Expect a temp in the range -1.1℃ to 1℃ with wind speed 1.5 m/sec (N)
Southerndown weather forecast from Yr, delivered by the Norwegian Meteorological Institute and NRK
Dunraven Bay Beach Tide Times
Tide times are available at around 600 locations and the closest location to Dunraven Bay Beach is at Porthcawl 6.77 km (4.21 miles) away. Tides are displayed beneath for up to 7 days and we list both high and low water times along with the height. These times are not adjusted for BST.
High Tide at 01:38 (Height 7.46m)
Low Tide at 08:01 (Height 3.43m)
High Tide at 14:18 (Height 7.53m)
Low Tide at 20:36 (Height 3.38m)
High Tide at 03:01 (Height 7.54m)
Low Tide at 09:20 (Height 3.30m)
High Tide at 15:36 (Height 7.67m)
Low Tide at 21:45 (Height 3.15m)
High Tide at 04:12 (Height 7.93m)
Low Tide at 10:22 (Height 2.95m)
High Tide at 16:39 (Height 8.03m)
Low Tide at 22:38 (Height 2.78m)
High Tide at 05:04 (Height 8.39m)
Low Tide at 11:10 (Height 2.55m)
High Tide at 17:27 (Height 8.43m)
Low Tide at 23:22 (Height 2.40m)
High Tide at 05:46 (Height 8.81m)
Low Tide at 11:49 (Height 2.20m)
High Tide at 18:06 (Height 8.77m)
Low Tide at 23:58 (Height 2.08m)
High Tide at 06:23 (Height 9.12m)
Low Tide at 12:24 (Height 1.92m)
High Tide at 18:42 (Height 9.02m)
Low Tide at 00:32 (Height 1.84m)
High Tide at 06:57 (Height 9.34m)
Low Tide at 12:56 (Height 1.73m)
High Tide at 19:15 (Height 9.17m)
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