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The tidal range here is the second highest in the world after the Bay of Fundy in Canada, this, along with the dramatic blue lias cliffs creates stunning seascapes to rival any coastline in Britain!
All of this combined with wooded valleys, spectacular wildlife and 2000 years of human habitation, makes this coastline 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 the crowds to remote location, you will find the perfect place to visit along the Glamorgan Heritage Coast.
A rocky beach popular with fishermen.
A sandy beach with rockpools, cliff top walks and cafe.
Off the beaten track, a secluded and spectactular beach.
Large sandy beach and rock pools with seasonal facilities.
A large bedrock beach with stunning views across the channel.
A sprawling beach with golden sands and views of Merthyr Mawr sand dunes.
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Dogs are welcome along most of this coastline and all along the Wales Coast Path.
The exceptions to this are from 1 May – 30 September on the beaches at Dunraven and Cwm Colhugh (Llantwit Major).
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.