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  • Blue Flag Wales


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Much loved by the locals and attracting many visitors every year, although officially called Dunraven Bay, it is also often referred to as Southerndown beach taking its name from the nearby village. The Heritage Coast Centre and its team of rangers is located at Dunraven Bay.

Blue Flag beach. Lifeguard service provide 10:00 - 18:00 29 June to 1 September 2019.

Accepts groups

Children welcome

Open all the time


Vale of Glamorgan,
CF32 0RP



Plan route to Dunraven Bay (Southerndown Beach) using Google mapsPlan route using Google maps

Map reference: SS 885731  Lat: 51.44549 Long: -3.60547

B4265 south from Bridgend signed for Llantwit Major. Continue through Ewenny to St Brides Major; turn right where signed to Southerndown. Continue through Southerndown and right where signed for the beach.

Parking: free

Accessible by Public Transport: 6 miles from Bridgend station


  • Accepts groupsAccepts groups
  • Children welcomeChildren welcome