Llantwit Major Beach (Cwm Colhuw)
Popular with families and surfers alike, Cwm Colhuw beach is packed with all the facilities you need for a family day out.
As well as being full of great features typical of the Glamorgan Heritage Coast such as rock-pools, a sandy beach and rugged cliffs, Cwm Colhuw is also home to a number of rare and beautiful species, including the Small Blue Butterfly, Britain's smallest resident butterfly. Wildlife can also be spotted at the Cwm Colhuw Nature Reserve which runs along the cliff tops to the west and back towards the town.
The nearby town of Llantwit Major is steeped in history where you will discover independent shops and a good range of eateries. St Illtud’s Church and the Galilee Chapel is well worth a visit.
Come and explore the area by following Vale Trails No. 3
Seasonal dog ban.
A little bit of history
Many years ago, Irish and Viking raiders would come ashore here to attack the town and steal the valuables.
The town’s people soon grew tired of this and fought back defeating a band of raiders by luring them in with dancing girls and wine and then attacking them!
The day of the victory was celebrated for many years after on 3 May and was known as Anwyl Day (Annual Day).