Llantwit Major Beach

This pebble and rock beach has some patches of sand and is backed by cliffs. The terrain can be difficult for those with mobility problems as the rocks are often quite slippery.

Llantwit Major beach is popular with dog walkers and families who come here to hunt for crabs and other marine wildlife in the rockpools. There are also some fossils to be seen here among the strata of the cliff face.. 

From the beach there are views across the Bristol Channel, towards Minehead and Exmoor.

There is a free car park here and a beach café selling food, drink and souvenirs, with a separate toilet block.

Type of beach

Sand & rock

Lifeguard service


Dogs friendly beach?

Dogs are banned from May - September.

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  • Good fishing
  • Swimming/bathing
  • Surfing


  • Shop

Nearest town

Llantwit Major


CF61 1YX

OS grid ref.

SS 9558 6725


There is FREE car parking available.

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Llantwit Major Beach Reviews

Susan Tanswell
Feb 15th 2021

Brilliant beach on the Heritage Coast.  Lovely day out and within easy reach of the towns of Cowbridge and Barry if you want to make a weekend of it. Can’t wait to go back.

Donna Lawrence
Feb 15th 2021

Great beach train station and large towns only 15 minutes away, lovely cafe & very friendly locals ????

Wrong wrong wrong

Gail Kirkham
Feb 15th 2021

Best beach in the world!

Stunning location

Feb 15th 2021

A Jurassic coast beach which is part of the heritage coast. The beach is mostly rock and stone but has a lovely beach cove which is popular with families. The beach has cliff top walks on both side with breathtaking views.

There is a lifeguard station, toilets, ample parking and an excellent beachfront cafe. We often get a coffee and sit on the rocks watching the surfers

Feb 15th 2021

Such an amazing beach. Something for everybody

Scott Thomas-Heavens
Feb 15th 2021

Great beach for kids to discover them selves - great crab hunting spot and beautiful beach with cafe/ restaurant parking and public toilets. Life guards beach too !

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