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Southerndown Beach

Bridgend, Bro Morgannwg / the Vale of Glamorgan

A beautiful west facing sand and pebble bay at the foot of cliffs on the Heritage Coast. Rural beach with spectacular views surrounded by farm land. Local kiosk serves ice cream and refreshments. Beach is rocky at high tide. Popular with surfers and caneoists.

Weather and Tides


21 July 2017

Partly Cloudy

Minimum Temperature12°C (54°F)
Wind DirectionSouth South Westerly
Wind Speed7mph
UV Risk2
Sunset21:19 BST


22 July 2017

Light Rain Shower

Maximum Temperature17°C (63°F)
Minimum Temperature12°C (54°F)
Wind DirectionSouth Easterly
Wind Speed9mph
VisibilityVery Good
UV Risk6
Sunrise05:23 BST
Sunset21:18 BST


23 July 2017

Light Rain Shower

Maximum Temperature18°C (64°F)
Minimum Temperature14°C (57°F)
Wind DirectionWesterly
Wind Speed15mph
VisibilityVery Good
UV Risk6
Sunrise05:24 BST
Sunset21:16 BST


High tide: 04:58 BST
(03:58 21 July 2017 GMT)

Low tide: 11:08 BST
(10:08 21 July 2017 GMT)

High tide: 17:28 BST
(16:28 21 July 2017 GMT)

Low tide: 23:40 BST
(22:40 21 July 2017 GMT)


High tide: 05:59 BST
(04:59 22 July 2017 GMT)

Low tide: 12:04 BST
(11:04 22 July 2017 GMT)

High tide: 18:26 BST
(17:26 22 July 2017 GMT)


Low tide: 00:36 BST
(23:36 22 July 2017 GMT)

High tide: 06:55 BST
(05:55 23 July 2017 GMT)

Low tide: 12:56 BST
(11:56 23 July 2017 GMT)

High tide: 19:18 BST
(18:18 23 July 2017 GMT)

Important! Tide times are for the nearest measurement point (Porthcawl) and may not be accurate for this beach. You should not rely on these times for anything other than a broad indication of when the tide will be at its highest or lowest.

In particular, these tide times are not suitable for navigational use.

Accurate tide forecasts require complex calculations and detailed local information. If you intend to engage in any activity for which tidal information is important for safety reasons (including sailing, powerboating, diving, and surfing) then you should obtain professional data.

Tidal predictions are © Crown Copyright and/or database rights. Reproduced by permission of the Controller of Her Majesty's Stationery Office and the UK Hydrographic Office (