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  • Blue Flag Wales
  • Keep Wales Tidy



Dunraven Bay is much loved by the locals and attracts thousands of visitors every year; although officially called Dunraven Bay, it is also often referred to Southerndown beach taking its name from the nearby village.

This beach is a great place to fossil hunt and has some of the best rock pools along the coast, has a great sandy beach, large car park and visitor facilities.

Blue Flag and Seaside Award beach. Lifeguard service provide 10:00 - 18:00 30 June to 2 September 2018.

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