If you’re looking for a peaceful holiday or trip out from the city, then the Glamorgan Heritage Coast is your answer. Home to 14 miles of beautiful, natural coastline with spectacular views and remarkable beaches, an abundance of wildlife, imposing cliffs and a history of human habitation that dates back 2000 years – walking along the Glamorgan Heritage coastline is waiting to be explored. Whether you’re looking to get away from it all with a relaxing holiday, take a challenging walk, or just a day at the beach with family or friends, Glamorgan Coast has the perfect activity for you to add to your stack.
What’s the best walk in Wales?
You could start your adventure at Llantwit Major, easily accessible by train from Cardiff, a charming town home to medieval churches, ancient artefacts and independent stores offering some worthwhile retail therapy, and Cwm Col-huw beach with cliff-top walks and a café to relax with a coffee and a snack. Head south down to Dunraven Bay, where you can walk through its tranquil walled gardens or explore the Roman castle ruins. Follow the path down to Tresilian Bay, where you can observe the eroded cliffs and caverns that have been erected by the waves overtime (make sure to heed the warning signs!). If it’s golden sands your looking for, then walk down to Ogmore-by-Sea, a wonderful beach with expansive golden sands, where you can dig for fossils, spot wildlife and explore its vast sand dunes.
If you don’t want to rush across this beautiful coastline, then you can book some accommodation – stay at the Little West Bungalow B&B, with spectacular views of the coastline or hide away at St Donats glaming in Llanwit Major.
- It is advised to check the tide times before your journey, particularly for beach trips
- Places to stay can be found at: https://www.visitthevale.com/stay-plan/home
- Visit https://naturalresources.wales/days-out/the-countryside-codes/?lang=en for advise about your trip, such as appropriate clothing and protecting countryside areas.
*note: the address listed is for the tourist information centre*