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Beach:Llantwit Major (Cwm Colhuw) Beach

Beach, free entry


Popular with families and surfers alike, Cwm Col-huw beach is packed with all the facilities you need for a family day out.

As well as being full of great features typical of the Glamorgan Heritage Coast such as rock-pools, a sandy beach and rugged cliffs, Cwm Col-huw is also home to a number of rare and beautiful species, including the Small Blue Butterfly, Britain's smallest resident butterfly. Wildlife can also be spotted at the Cwm Col-huw Nature Reserve which runs along the cliff tops to the west and back towards the town.

The nearby town of Llantwit Major is steeped in history where you will discover independent shops and a good range of eateries. St Illtud’s church and the Galilee Chapel is well worth a visit.

Llantwit Major/Cwm Colhuw beach is great for surfing and coastal walks all year round. The Wales Coast Path joins up with the beach and offers some amazing walks and views. Beach with rock pools, sand and cliff top scenery.

Toilets, cafe and parking. Dogs not allowed May to end September.

Accepts groups

Children welcome

Open all the time


Free entry


Llantwit Major,
Vale of Glamorgan,
CF61 1RF


Plan route to Llantwit Major (Cwm Colhuw) Beach using Google mapsPlan route using Google maps

Map reference: SS 956674  Lat: 51.39631 Long: -3.50146

Leave the B4265 Barry to Bridgend road at the B4270 roundabout where signed for Llantwit Major, continue on this road towards the town, right at the roundabout under the railway bridge and follow the Beach signs to Colhugh St which takes you to the beach car park.

Accessible by Public Transport: 1 mile from Llantwit Major station


  • Accepts groupsAccepts groups
  • Children welcomeChildren welcome