Glamorgan Heritage Coast

FOURTEEN miles of unspoilt, natural coastline and simply breathtaking scenery. With an abundance of stunning beaches overlooked by dramatic clifftops, the Glamorgan Heritage Coast provides the perfect backdrop to an area rich in geology and unforgettable wildlife, perfect for exploring.

Enjoy Dunraven Bay & Gardens, Ogmore Castle with stepping stones across the river, cliff-top walks, and beaches for rock pooling, surfing and sandcastles.

The  tidal range of the Glamorgan Heritage Coast is the second highest in the world after the Bay of Fundy in Canada, and this, along with the dramatic  blue lias cliffs, creates stunning seascapes to rival any coastline in Britain. 

Combined with wooded valleys, spectacular wildlife and 2,000 years of human habitation,  this coastline is truly unique. Whether you’re looking for an easily accessible beach with family-friendly facilities, somewhere for a short amble or challenging walk, activities to stimulate the children, or just wish to escape, you will find the perfect place to visit along the Glamorgan Heritage Coast.


Ogmore  By Sea: A sprawling beach with  golden sands and views accross to Merthyr Mawr sand dunes.

Dunraven Bay: Large sandy beach a favourite with families with rock pools for exploring and seasonal facilities.

Cwm Nash: Off the beaten  track, a secluded and spectacular beach. Perfect for escaping the crowd.

Cwm Col-huw at Llantwit Major: A pleasant mixture of rock and sandy beach with rockpools, cliff top walks and café.

Aberthaw: A rocky beach popular with  fishermen.

And with  most welcoming dogs all year round, the Glamorgan Heritage Coast is the perfect place to bring your best  friend for a doggy day out, or, better still, a dog-friendly holiday.

14 miles of the wonderful Glamorgan Heritage Coast

Safety first

Please be aware that the tides change quickly along this coastline, please check the tide times before setting out, especially if you plan to walk along the beaches or spend time in the smaller coves.

The cliffs here are fascinating but dangerous and liable to rock falls without warning. Please do not climb the cliffs, pull loose stones, sunbathe or walk close to the cliffs.

(information provided by Vale of Glamorgan Council)