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The Glamorgan Heritage Coast

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Llantwit Major & the Glamorgan Heritage Coast


The Glamorgan Heritage Coast

Fourteen miles of unspoilt, natural coastline and simply breath taking scenery. With an abundance of stunning beaches overlooked by dramatic clifftops the GHC 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 2000 years of human habitation,  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, you will find the perfect place to  visit along the Glamorgan Heritage Coast.

Which  beach will you choose?

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 doggy 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.




Paws in the Vales - We are dog friendly
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