Ogmore Beach

Ogmore-by-Sea is a popular sand and shingle beach along the Glamorgan Heritage Coast, with the sandy part exposed at low tide. The mouth of the River Ogmore runs into the sea over the beach, to the north of the town.

The beach at Ogmore has the reputation as being one of the cleanest beaches in the region, and is popular for a variety of activities, including swimming, surfing, fishing, and walking. The name ‘Ogmore’ is thought to come from the large caves located nearby (ogof is Welsh for cave).

The beach looks out towards Tusker Rock, named after a Danish Viking who colonised the local area, which is completely visible at low tide. Today the rock is a popular place for diving.

A large parking area can be reached from the B4524, with the turn-off to the north of the village. Toilets can be found here. The beach can be reached down a long ramp which descends the side of the rocky cliffs.

There is a coastal walk which passes the car park, and offers stunning views out to sea from above the cliff-tops.

Further facilities such as shops, places to eat, and places to stay can be found a short walk away in the village of Ogmore-by-Sea.

Type of beach

Sand & pebble

Lifeguard service


Dogs friendly beach?

Dogs allowed

Dogs allowed all year round

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  • Kayaking/canoeing
  • Diving & snorkelling
  • Good fishing
  • Swimming/bathing
  • Rock pooling
  • Surfing


  • Pub nearby

Nearest town



CF32 0PH

OS grid ref.

SS 8621 7486


Local park free from September to May. Charges apply during the summer.

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Ogmore Beach Reviews

We loved it!

Mel and the kids
Aug 09th 2020

It’s big enough for lots of people to enjoy the sun, without having to worry about being too close to others. The sea was clean when we went and so was the beach. There’s plenty of bins which are emptied regularly.
I just wish that we could pay the car parking by card instead of coins or faffing about with a phone call.


Aug 03rd 2020

I love this stunning beach
Baxter my dog loves it with his whole heart x

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