SoutherndownVale of Glamorgan. It is mostly known for its beach (officially named Dunraven bay), which is a popular tourist destination during the summer months and since 1972 has been designated a Heritage Coast and is part of the Southerndown Coast SSSI. When the tide is out there is an expanse of sand and pools.
During the summer, Southerndown Lifesaving Club use the beach as opposed to St Donat's Castle. It has a notable golf club, Southerndown Golf Club.
Glamorgan Heritage Coast Visitor Centreaddress: Dunraven BayInformation about the Glamorgan Heritage Coast.
Ogmore Castlelocated about 3 miles south of Bridgend near the estuary of the River Ogmore. There is a footpath from nearby Merthyr Mawr and the castle can be accessed by "stepping stones" over the river. Care must be taken when using the stepping stones. Free entry.
Southerndown Golf CourseTucked away on an undulating hillside overlooking the Merthyr Mawr Sand Dunes and Ogmore Castle. Downland course. 18 holes. ££
phone: +44 1656 880127address: 2 Beach RdItalian
Three Golden CupsVillage Pub
address: Great HouseVisit Wales 4