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
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The tide at Southerndown Beach is currently rising. High tide will be at approximately 10:47 AM, and the next low tide will be at approximately 4:53 PM.
Today's air pollution levels are forecast to be Low
Approximate sea surface temperature: 15.2°CDetailed weather and tides »
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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)
Franco at Frolics (400 yards)
All distances are approximate
around 6 miles southeast as the seagull flies, around 9 miles by road.
around 4 miles northwest as the seagull flies, around 9 miles by road.
around 4 miles west-northwest as the seagull flies, around 10 miles by road.
around 6 miles west-northwest as the seagull flies, around 11 miles by road.
around 10 miles northwest as the seagull flies, around 16 miles by road.
Location type: Rural
OS Grid: SS884729
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!)
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