Cwm Colhuw - Llantwit Major Beach

Llantwit Major Beach 1140 x 500


  • CF61 1RF
  • Llantwit Major and the Heritage Coast
  • 01446 704867
  • Surf, Sea and Sand
  • Free admission
  • Doggy friendly

Popular with families and surfers alike, Cwm Col-huw 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 Col-huw 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 Col-huw 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.

Seasonal dog ban.

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Come and explore more of the area by following Vale Trail No. 3

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Heritage and Wildlife

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).