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Ogmore Central Beach

Bridgend, Bro Morgannwg / the Vale of Glamorgan

Popular west facing beach of mixed sand and pebbles, two miles long, at mouth of the river Ogmore. Suffers very badly from litter and refuse, but still popular with families, surfers and canoeists. The beach has a surf club and toilets but no other immediate facilities apart from an omni-present ice cream van. Great local pubs half mile up river by Ogmore Castle.

Beach Type

sand & pebbles


Local surf club
Good pubs withing half mile walk


No local equipment hire but Ogmore is an increasingly popular beach with surfers

Nature and Wildlife

Good coastal walks with spectacular seascapes. Ogmore lies on the Heritage Coast and is locally renowned for fossil collecting.

Water Quality





Dogs allowed.

Tourist Information

Porthcawl Tourist Information Centre. John Street. Porthcawl. Tel: 01656 786639.


Nearest town: Bridgend
County: Bro Morgannwg / the Vale of Glamorgan
Latitude/Longitude: 51.4589, -3.63863
Postcode: CF32 0PH
(postcode is for sat-nav purposes only, and may not represent the actual address of the beach)


M4 junction 35. follows signs for Porthcawl. Pen y Bont. then B4524 to Ogmore by Sea.

Nearest Railway Stations

Bridgend (Approx. 4 miles away)
Wildmill (Approx. 5 miles away)
Pyle (Approx. 6 miles away)
Sarn (Approx. 6 miles away)
Tondu (Approx. 7 miles away)

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


Local park free from September to May. Charges apply during the summer.

Nearby Car Parks

Brig-y-Don, Ogmore-by-Sea (Unknown stay).
About 0.4 miles away
Rivermouth, Ogmore-by-Sea (Unknown stay).
About 0.6 miles away
West Farm, Ogmore-by-Sea (Unknown stay).
About 1 miles away
Cymlau (Pwll y Maer), Southerndown (Unknown stay).
About 1.4 miles away
Southerndown Beach, Southerndown (Unknown stay).
About 1.7 miles away
Candleston Castle, Merthyr Mawr (Unknown stay).
About 1.7 miles away
Trecco Bay, Porthcawl (Unknown stay).
About 2.1 miles away
Mackworth Road, Porthcawl (Unknown stay).
About 2.8 miles away
Sandy Lane, Porthcawl (Unknown stay).
About 2.8 miles away
Hillsboro' Place North, Porthcawl (Long stay).
About 2.9 miles away

Accomodation Links

Hotels and Guest Houses in Bridgend