British Beaches

Visitor information for every beach in the UK

"it's always ourselves we find in the sea"

Southerndown Beach

(Dunraven Bay)

Vale of Glamorgan, Wales

Rate this beach!
Approximate Location Map

Use two fingers to pan or zoom the map

A beautiful west facing sand and pebble bay at the foot of cliffs on the Heritage Coast.

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.

Southerndown Beach is on the Glamorgan Heritage Coast.

Bay Sand Pebbles

Weather and tides for Friday 21 June

Chance of rain 91%
Min temp. 14°C
(feels like 12°C)
Wind 13mph
Tomorrow (Saturday)
Chance of rain 1%
Max temp. 16°C
(feels like 13°C)
Wind 16mph
Max UV Index

The tide at Southerndown Beach is currently falling. Low tide will be at approximately 12:57 AM tomorrow, and the next high tide will be at approximately 7:16 AM tomorrow.

Today's air pollution levels are forecast to be Low

Approximate sea surface temperature:   15.2°C  

Detailed weather and tides »

Recommended holiday cottages near Southerndown Beach

Things to do and see in the area

Nash Point Lighthouse (2.2 miles)
Ogmore Castle (2.5 miles)
Merthyr Mawr Sand Dunes (2.7 miles)
Ogmore Farm Riding Centre (3.3 miles)
Porthcawl Museum (4.8 miles)
The Grand Pavilion (4.8 miles)
Llandow Circuit (4.9 miles)

Places to eat near Southerndown Beach

Franco at Frolics (400 yards)

All distances are approximate

Other beaches nearby

Location: Southerndown

Location type: Rural

OS Grid: SS884729

Country: Wales

Local Authority: Vale of Glamorgan

Parish: St. Bride's Major

Nearest postcode: CF32 0RP

(for sat-nav purposes only, a beach does not have a postal address!)

Important! Beach information is compiled from a variety of different sources and is correct to the best of our knowledge at the time of compilation. However, information may be incorrectly supplied by our sources or go out of date after publication. makes no warranty as to the accuracy of any information on this page.

Stuff you might want for the beach!

(Or après-beach. Or pre-beach. Or, just because you might want stuff)

Visitor information for Southerndown Beach, Vale of Glamorgan, Wales. Weather, tides, visitor comments, beach facilities, photos, nearest postcode, beach information and nearby accommodation.

British Beaches is a Good Stuff website. Fri, 21 Jun 2024 20:57:56 +0100