Dunraven Bay beach, also known as Southerndown Beach after the small village Read more [...]
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 it’s 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.
No Dogs allowed on the beach between 1 May and 30 September.
- Water Quality
Bathing Water QualityWater samples are taken at regular intervals during the bathing season and at the end of the season the water quality is classified as:
- 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
Light rain today and Friday, with temperatures peaking at 15°C on Thursday.Mostly cloudy throughout the day.Today's Forecast
6->1257% 70% 5 mph
7:38 am 4:23 pmMostly cloudy throughout the day.Sunday, Nov 19th
6->1128% 73% 3 mph
7:40 am 4:22 pmBreezy until afternoon and overcast throughout the day.Monday, Nov 20th
11->1357% 99% 16 mph
7:42 am 4:20 pmOvercast throughout the day.Tuesday, Nov 21st
11->1350% 99% 13 mph
7:43 am 4:19 pmWindy and mostly cloudy throughout the day.Wednesday, Nov 22nd
12->1544% 93% 22 mph
7:45 am 4:18 pmBreezy in the morning and light rain overnight.Thursday, Nov 23rd
13->1555% 63% 21 mph
7:47 am 4:17 pmWindy throughout the day and light rain in the evening.Friday, Nov 24th
11->1481% 100% 19 mph
7:48 am 4:16 pmBreezy in the morning and rain overnight.Saturday, Nov 25th
8->1057% 63% 18 mph
7:50 am 4:15 pm