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Just 5 miles from Cardiff and Barry, the tiny island of Flat Holm is a different world with a wealth of history and wildlife. You will be amazed at how much there is to discover.
Whitmore Bay at Barry Island is a sweeping crescent of perfect golden sand flanked by a wide promenade. 24 vibrantly coloured beach huts available for hire,climbing wall, mist feature and year round events.
GWT will be running workshops for schools and other learning providers, as well as an annual programme of events, courses and seminars on a range of subjects and issues relating to wildlife and the environment.
Sker Beach is the most westerly of Porthcawl's beaches and is only accessible by walking from Rest Bay or the Kenfig National Nature Reserve.
Magor Marsh is the last relatively natural area of fenland on the Gwent Levels. From the fleeting glimpse of a kingfisher, to the sight of colourful dragonflies darting over the reens, this is an inspiring place to visit.
This nature reserve offers a haven for wildlife on the edge of the city covering over 438 hectares from Uskmouth to Goldcliff, the reedbeds, saline lagoons, wet grassland and scrub, have attracted a wealth of wetland birds.
Dunraven Bay 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.
Ogmore is one of the most popular beaches for visitors along the Glamorgan Heritage Coast due to its expansive golden sands and fertile rock pools.
A quieter beach near Porthcawl, popular with locals and surfers, with golden sand edged by a rocky shoreline.
Trecco Bay beach at Porthcawl is a large sandy beach with excellent water quality. Although only a five minute walk away from Trecco Bay Holiday Park, it is relatively quiet.
Kenfig NNR (includes the area of sand dunes and Kenfig Pool) are designated as a Site of Special Scientific Interest (SSSI). Glamorgan's largest natural lake, Kenfig Pool, is set on the edge of this beautiful sand dune nature reserve.
Aberbargoed Grasslands National Nature Reserve is a Site of Special Scientific Interest. It is a protected as a site of European importance for the large population of Marsh Fritillary butterflies and its Purple Moor grass and rush pasture.
Llantwit Major/Cwm Colhuw Beach is great for surfing and coastal walks all year round. The Wales Coast Path joins up with the beach and offers some amazing walks and views.
This beautiful woodland reserve has been designated a Local Nature Reserve in recognition of its importance to the local community
Rest Bay is a popular beach at Porthcawl with miles of fine quality golden sand and some rock pools backed by low cliffs.
Newton is the most easterly beach at Porthcawl and is a ten minute walk from the picturesque village of Newton.