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?

We do not have information on this beach but restrictions may apply (usually from Easter until the end of Summer)

Glamorgan dog friendly beaches »

Nearest town

Llantwit Major


CF62 3ZT

OS grid ref.

ST 0514 6582

Water quality

Water quality star rating


Marine Conservation Society Recommended

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