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.
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.
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.
With rugged cliff scenery, Marcross beach near Llantwit Major has a rocky shore with spectacular rock formations and some sand.
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 sheltered sandy beach at Porthcawl located within walking distance of the town and situated in front of a large fairground and seafront area with shops, cafés, bars and fast food outlets.
Newton is the most easterly beach at Porthcawl and is a ten minute walk from the picturesque village of Newton.
A quieter beach near Porthcawl, popular with locals and surfers, with golden sand edged by a rocky shoreline.
Rest Bay is a popular beach at Porthcawl with miles of fine quality golden sand and some rock pools backed by low cliffs.
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.
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.
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.