Wales Coast Path

Stunning scenery and linked paths spanning 870 miles make the Wales Coast Path the largest continuous coastal path in the world. 

 

While following the Wales Coast Path, you'll discover a 9 mile section that runs through the Vale of Glamorgan. The Church, College and Lighthouse walk features the amazing scenery of the Glamorgan Heritage Coast, nature reserves and ancient churches. 

 

Highlights along this stretch of the Wales Coast Path include:

  • St Illtud's Church, Llantwit Major

  • Nash Point Lighthouse

  • Holy Trinity Church, Marcross

  • St Donat's Castle and Atlantic College

  • Glamorgan Heritage Coast 

"This walk includes one of the highlights of the South Wales coastline – the dramatic cliff tops of the Glamorgan Heritage Coast, with extensive views over the Bristol Channel to the Somerset Coast and the hills of Exmoor." - Quentin Grimley, Natural Resources Wales

 

 

 

Beaches in the Vale

You are only ever minutes away from a beach in the Vale of Glamorgan and they are all very different and well worth a visit.

 

 Beaches
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Ogmore by Sea

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Dunraven Bay

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Cwm Nash

 

 

 

 

 

 

Nash Point

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Cwm Colhuw

 

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Summerhouse Point

 

 

 

 

 

 

The Leys

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Fontygary Bay

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Porthkerry

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Cold Knap

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Whitmore Bay

 

Jackson's Bay

 

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St Mary's Well Bay

 

 

 

 

 

Penarth Seafront