Nash Point Lighthouse

Nash Point Lighthouse, Nash Point, Vale of Glamorgan

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  • Two circular towers were built each with massive walls and a stone gallery. The eastern, or high lighthouse being 37 metres high and the western or low lighthouse 25 metres high. Placed 302 metres apart they provided leading lights to indicate safe passage past the sandbanks. The high light was painted with black and white stripes and the low light was white. In those days both towers showed a fixed light which was either red or white depending on the direction from which a vessel approached. The red sector marked the Nash Sands.

    The low light was abandoned early this century and the high light was modernised and painted white. In place of the fixed light a new first order catastrophic lens was installed which gives a white and red group flashing.

    Nash is one of those lighthouses scattered around our coast that has no claim to fame. For over 160 years its light has done its job as a sign to mariners to keep them clear of danger, its sole distinction is the discovery in 1977 of the tuberous thistle (Cirsium Tuberosum), a rare plant, which was found growing around the lighthouse.

    Lighthouse has a visitor centre.

  • Nash Point Lighthouse Weather Forecast

    Light rain on Saturday through Wednesday, with temperatures falling to 17°C on Tuesday.

    Today's Forecast
     Foggy in the morning.
     
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       0%  65%   3 mph
      5:12 am    9:12 pm
    Thursday, May 25th
     Clear throughout the day.
     
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       0%  8%   7 mph
      5:11 am    9:14 pm

    Friday, May 26th
     Rain overnight.
     
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       0%  15%   11 mph
      5:10 am    9:15 pm
    Saturday, May 27th
     Rain in the morning.
     
    12
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    19
       77%  73%   5 mph
      5:09 am    9:16 pm

    Sunday, May 28th
     Drizzle in the evening and overnight.
     
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       48%  68%   6 mph
      5:08 am    9:17 pm
    Monday, May 29th
     Drizzle in the morning.
     
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       44%  80%   7 mph
      5:07 am    9:19 pm

    Tuesday, May 30th
     Mostly cloudy throughout the day.
     
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       10%  78%   6 mph
      5:06 am    9:20 pm
    Wednesday, May 31st
     Light rain starting in the afternoon, continuing until evening.
     
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       55%  58%   5 mph
      5:05 am    9:21 pm

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