British Beaches

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Penarth Beach

Cardiff, Bro Morgannwg / the Vale of Glamorgan

A long expanse of beach interspersed with groynes and a large pier which is a popular spot for fishing.

Beach Type



Toilets and parking available at Cliff Parade


Fossil hunting
Coastal walks

Nature and Wildlife

A good palce for a sunday afternoon stroll.

Water Quality

Not Tested



Cleaning and Litter

Bins provided.


dogs are banned.

Tourist Information

Penarth TIC. The Esplanade. Penarth Pier. Vale of Glamorgan 01222 708849


Nearest town: Cardiff
County: Bro Morgannwg / the Vale of Glamorgan
Latitude/Longitude: 51.4304, -3.16601
Postcode: CF64 3BA
(postcode is for sat-nav purposes only, and may not represent the actual address of the beach)


Follow signs from within cardiff.

Public Transport

Served by local buses from Cardiff

Nearest Railway Stations

Penarth (Less than a mile away)
Dingle Road (About a mile away)
Cogan (About a mile and a half away)
Eastbrook (Approx. 2 miles away)
Dinas Powys (Approx. 2 miles away)

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


There is limited parking at Lavernock Point. and in summer parking is available at St Mary's Well Bay. In winter it is roadside parking only.

Nearby Car Parks

Cliff Parade, Penarth (Unknown stay).
About 0.4 miles away
Penarth Railway Station, Penarth (Unknown stay).
About 0.5 miles away
Penarth Portway, Penarth (Unknown stay).
About 1 miles away
The Barrage, Penarth (Short stay).
About 1.1 miles away
Cosmeston Lakes, Penarth (Unknown stay).
About 1.2 miles away
Cogan Station, Penarth (Unknown stay).
About 1.5 miles away
Fort Road, Lavernock (Unknown stay).
About 1.6 miles away
Eastbrook Station, Dinas Powys (Unknown stay).
About 1.8 miles away
St Marys Well Bay Road, Swanbridge (Unknown stay).
About 2.1 miles away
Havannah Street, Cardiff (Long stay).
About 2.1 miles away

Accomodation Links

Hotels and Guest Houses in Cardiff