The Beach Guide

Fontygary Bay (Ffontygari)

Fontygary Bay - Glamorgan

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The beach at Fontygary Bay is wide and mostly made up of pebbles, backed by cliffs, giving a striking backdrop to this beach, which is popular for swimming in the summer months. At this time of year there is a lifeguard service.

Behind the cliffs are mostly fields, as well as a caravan park and a number of other facilities such as a cafe and toilets. Parking can be found a short walk from the beach along Fontygary Road.

The nearest village from the beach is Rhoose, just a few hundred meters away. It has further facilities such as shops, places to stay, and a train station with regular services to Cardiff within walking distance of the beach.

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Type of beach


Lifeguard service


Dogs friendly beach?

Restrictions may apply (usually from Easter until the end of Summer)

Glamorgan dog friendly beaches »

Nearest town



CF62 3ZT

OS grid ref.

ST 0514 6582

Water quality

Water quality star rating


Marine Conservation Society Recommended