"Sittin' on the dock of the bay"

Southerndown Beach

The bay faces south west towards the Bristol Channel, measuring approximately 1 kilometre on a low tide, narrowing to approximately 200 metres at high tide. The beach is sandy, with a shingle bank at the high tide mark, backed by steep sandstone cliffs. The village of Southerndown is located north of the bay. The coast waters and coastal belt is listed as a Site of Special Scientific Interest, confirming the high conservation status of the Area.

Beach type: Sand & pebbles

Nearest town: Bridgend

Local authority: Vale of Glamorgan Council

OS Grid Reference: SS884728

Awards

Marine Conservation Society Recommended

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Things to see and do near Southerndown Beach

  • Sadie and Franks (3m)
  • Ewenny Pottery (3m)
  • Merthyr Mawr Sand Dunes (3m)
  • Claypits Pottery (4m)
  • Bridgend Recreation Centre (4m)
  • JumpINGym (4m)
  • Once Upon A Playtime (5m)
  • South Wales Karting Centre (5m)

Tourist Information

Porthcawl
Tourist Information Centre
Old Police Station
John Street
Porthcawl Brigend
Wales
CF36 3DT

Phone 01656 786 639
Email porthcawltic@bridgend.gov.uk

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Weather

Forecast for Saturday 23 February

06:00


Chance of rain 0%
Max temp. 5°C
(feels like 1°C)
Wind 4mph, gusting to 6mph.
ENE
Pressure 1031
Humidity 69%
UV Index n/a
Air Quality

09:00


Chance of rain 0%
Max temp. 7°C
(feels like 3°C)
Wind 4mph, gusting to 6mph.
ENE
Pressure 1032
Humidity 92%
UV Index
Air Quality

12:00


Chance of rain 1%
Max temp. 13°C
(feels like 10°C)
Wind 4mph, gusting to 5mph.
E
Pressure 1031
Humidity 75%
UV Index
Air Quality

15:00


Chance of rain 5%
Max temp. 14°C
(feels like 12°C)
Wind 2mph, gusting to 3mph.
ESE
Pressure 1032
Humidity 72%
UV Index
Air Quality

18:00


Chance of rain 4%
Max temp. 11°C
(feels like 10°C)
Wind 2mph, gusting to 2mph.
NE
Pressure 1033
Humidity 88%
UV Index n/a
Air Quality

21:00


Chance of rain 0%
Max temp. 9°C
(feels like 8°C)
Wind 2mph, gusting to 2mph.
NE
Pressure 1033
Humidity 93%
UV Index n/a
Air Quality
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Tell us what you think about Southerndown Beach

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.

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