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Dunraven Bay

St Brides Major, Southerndown, Bridgend, Wales
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Dunraven Bay and Southerndown

Expensive to visit. Council run car park at top of cliffs possible to pay for an hour. Machine was... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Rhys J
via mobile
What a fantastic bay

With the tide out, we walked across the sand and had fantastic views of the cliffs which extend far... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Bristol, United Kingdom
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“rock pools” (14 reviews)
“small shop” (11 reviews)
“the cliff” (13 reviews)
St Brides Major, Southerndown, Bridgend, Wales
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Expensive to visit. Council run car park at top of cliffs possible to pay for an hour. Machine was broken when we visited so people just parked for free. Private car park at foot of cliffs in Bay was £5 per visit - far too...More

Thank Rhys J
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

With the tide out, we walked across the sand and had fantastic views of the cliffs which extend far along the coast. The beach and rocks are incredibly clean with no debris from the busy Bristol Channel. If fact we saw starfish and sea urchins...More

Thank rfi30
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Loved watching the tide ebb and flow here. Surfers in the water and kids playing in the sand at low tide. Safe fun beach and even better when the ice cream stand is open since there are no stores in southerndown so I was able...More

Thank righteousbabe512
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We stayed in Slade Cottages which were so peaceful and with beautiful gardens plus a walk through down to the beach. Recommend these to anyone.

Thank barry c
Reviewed 19 April 2017

Dunraven Bay is often used by film companies for location filming eg. Dr Who has had several scenes shot there over the years, the beach is very clean with a small rocky foreshore and a concrete runway leading down the the sand on one side,...More

Thank ColinSimper
Reviewed 18 April 2017

£4 to park and that includes access to the walled gardens and castle ruins - well worth it and it's a lovely spot! We will return that's for sure.

Thank winter-st*r
Reviewed 16 April 2017

Enjoyed a really informative talk from the receptionist who was very helpful and gave us the full history of the castle and lands, which I found fascinating. It was very windy and cold so we didn't get to do any walking, but because we spent...More

Thank Ingrid O
Reviewed 10 April 2017

Beach with rocks and sand, reasonable loos. Ice-cream for sale. There is also a visitors' centre. Best of all, perhaps, is the walled garden which once belonged to Dunraven Castle- charming, sheltered, romantic and a great place for a picnic. Bearing in mind that all...More

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Reviewed 3 April 2017 via mobile

Nice place to go for a challenging walk to the top of the hill and look down over the coastline! Fort ruin interesting

Thank Jean P
Reviewed 2 April 2017

Scenic views, dramatic cliffs, great seascapes. Plenty of reasons to visit here. My third visit and It's a really special place.

Thank Gary F
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Elizabeth R
Are there any pubs close by where they allow dogs in?
10 January 2017|
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Response from Janetwolabs | Reviewed this property |
Severa pubs nearby. The Three Golden Cups in Southerndown. Fox & Hounds St Brides Major. Lamb & Flag, Wick. The Star, Wick & The Plough & Harrow, Broughton. Which definitely welcomes dogs. Also Cobbles in Ogmore is a... More