Depending on the tide this is a great sand and pebble bay with fantastic rock pools, so don’t forget to take fishing nets! There is a small shop and toilets, and a Heritage Centre which tells a little of the history of the area, Dunraven Castle and the Walled Gardens.

Enjoy the stunning scenery, recently restored walled garden, ruined castle, rugged coastline and beach at this great, wild and wonderful location, frequently used as a TV/film location for programmes such as Dr Who. To round up your day a picnic on the beach would be perfect!

Download the PDF for a treasure hunt and other fun activities to complete on your visit to Southerndown.

Picnic Guide
Fun in the Park
Fun at the Beach
Wacky Woodland Walk
Newport Wetlands
Margam Country Park
Cwmcarn Forest Drive
Cosmeston Lakes and Medieval Village
Southerndown & Dunraven Castle
Bryngarw House & Country Park