Vale of Glamorgan Beaches & Coast
The Vale of Glamorgan lies at the southern tip of Wales in the United Kingdom. Known for its dramatic coastline of secluded coves, steep cliffs and amazing views it's a beautiful spot to visit at any time of year.
You're never more than minutes away from a stunning beach in the Vale of Glamorgan. The Heritage Coast Walk stretches from Aberthaw to Porthcawl, which not only showcases the varying wildlife and scenery of this coastline but is also fringed with pretty towns and villages full of character for you to visit.
The Glamorgan coastline is a must for walkers, cyclists or for those who want to soak up the countryside charm. Explore the coastal footpaths and country lanes, past cliffs, coves and sandy dunes. Also for those water enthusiasts amongst you, this is fast becoming one of the top spots in the United Kingdom to go surfing, windsurfing, kayaking or paddle-boarding.
Attractions to see in the area include:
- Glamorgan Heritage Coast Centre
- Barry Island
- Cosmeston Medieval Village
- Cosmeston Lakes Country Park
- Dyffryn Gardens
- Porthkerry Country Park
- Amelia Trust Farm
- Welsh Hawking Centre
- Fonmon Castle
- St Donats Castle
- Tinkinswood and St Lythans
Interactive map of Vale of Glamorgan: explore and research the Vale of Glamorgan coastline - looking at beaches, things to do, places to stay, eat and visit.
Vale of Glamorgan Beach List
We have 14 beaches in our Vale of Glamorgan beach list.
- Bendricks Beach, Barry
- Dunraven Bay Beach, Southerndown
- Fontygary (Ffontygari) Bay Beach, Barry
- Jacksons Bay Beach, Barry Island
- Limpert Bay Beach, Gileston
- Little Island Beach, Barry Island
- Llantwit Major Beach, Cardiff
- Ogmore-by-Sea Beach, Ogmore-by-Sea
- Penarth Beach, Cardiff
- St Marys Well Bay Beach, Cardiff
- The Knap Beach, Barry
- Tresilian Bay Beach, Bridgend
- Watch House Bay Beach, Barry
- Whitmore Bay Beach, Barry Island