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Llantwit Major Beach Beach

Cardiff, Bro Morgannwg / the Vale of Glamorgan

The beach is at the end of a valley and has rock strata with pebbles and sand. It is backed by cliffs.

Beach Type



Cafe / restaurants
First-aid post
Toilets (including disabled facilities) are all available


Surfing and fishing
The surf breaks here over a rocky reef which can produce very good quality waves for advanced surfers
Beginners should take great care

Nature and Wildlife

Wildlife: rocky cliffs with habitat for nesting birds and cliff plants; rocky platforms. cobble. rockpools. freshwater stream. coastal scrub. woodland and grassland. Walks: leaflets are available from - Llantwit Major Town Council. Glamorgan Heritage Co

Water Quality




Cleaning and Litter

The beach is cleaned when necessary and there are litter bins available.


Dogs are banned from May - September.

Tourist Information

Barry Island Tourist Information Centre. Paget Road. Barry Island. CF62 5TQ. Tel: 01446 747171


Nearest town: Cardiff
County: Bro Morgannwg / the Vale of Glamorgan
Latitude/Longitude: 51.3946, -3.50221
Postcode: CF61 1YX
(postcode is for sat-nav purposes only, and may not represent the actual address of the beach)


The beach is accessed through the village of Llantwit Major.

Nearest Railway Stations

Llantwit Major (About a mile and a half away)
Rhoose Cardiff International Airport (Approx. 7 miles away)
Bridgend (Approx. 9 miles away)
Pencoed (Approx. 9 miles away)
Wildmill (Approx. 9 miles away)

Important! Distances are as the crow (or seagull) flies. Road distances may be considerably longer, especially at estuary locations.


There is FREE car parking available.

Nearby Car Parks

Cwm Col-huw, Llantwit Major (Unknown stay).
About 0.2 miles away
Llantwit Major Town Hall, Llantwit Major (Unknown stay).
About 1.1 miles away
Bowling Green, Llantwit Major (Unknown stay).
About 1.3 miles away
Llantwit Major Station, Llantwit Major (Unknown stay).
About 1.4 miles away
West Drive, St Donats (Unknown stay).
About 1.4 miles away
New Mill Farm, Monknash (Unknown stay).
About 3.2 miles away
Cattle Market, Cowbridge (Unknown stay).
About 5.1 miles away
The Butts, Cowbridge (Unknown stay).
About 5.2 miles away
Cowbridge Town Hall South, Cowbridge (Unknown stay).
About 5.3 miles away
Cowbridge Town Hall North, Cowbridge (Unknown stay).
About 5.3 miles away

Accomodation Links

Hotels and Guest Houses in Cardiff