Llantwit Major’s beach, Cwm Colhuw, where there’s a café, great rock pools and easy access to the Wales Coast Path.

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Popular with families and surfers alike, Cwm Col-huw beach is packed with all the facilities you need for a family day out.

As well as being full of great features typical of the Glamorgan Heritage Coast such as rock-pools, a sandy beach and rugged cliffs, Cwm Col-huw is also home to a number of rare and beautiful species, including the Small Blue Butterfly, Britain's smallest resident butterfly. Wildlife can also be spotted at the Cwm Col-huw Nature Reserve which runs along the cliff tops to the west and back towards the town.

The nearby town of Llantwit Major is steeped in history where you will discover independent shops and a good range of eateries. St Illtud’s church and the Galilee Chapel is well worth a visit.

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. Beach with rock pools, sand and cliff top scenery.

Toilets, cafe and parking. Dogs not allowed May to end September.

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  • Children welcome

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  • Accepts groups

Map & Directions

Road Directions

Leave the B4265 Barry to Bridgend road at the B4270 roundabout where signed for Llantwit Major, continue on this road towards the town, right at the roundabout under the railway bridge and follow the Beach signs to Colhugh St which takes you to the beach car park.

Accessible by Public Transport: Llantwit Major station is 1 mile away.

Llantwit Major (Cwm Colhuw) Beach


Llantwit Major, Vale of Glamorgan, CF61 1RF

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