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The Best Beaches for Dogs - South Wales

Wales has around 400 beaches to choose from, most of which have no dog restrictions. Those that do usually have plenty of space where dogs are allowed. Only a few have a complete dog ban during the summer.
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Dog-friendly Beaches in Glamorgan & Port Talbot

Jacksons Bay
Jacksons Bay
A sheltered sandy bay, just a short walk from Barry Island.
Ogmore by Sea
Ogmore by Sea
A sandy beach, backed by a (mostly grass) car park alongside the Ogmore river. Lifeguards in summer.
Temple Bay
Temple Bay
A sheltered, secret cove, just a short walk from Southerndown Beach.
Merthyr Mawr
Merthyr Mawr
A quiet sandy beach, about ¾ mile walk across the dunes of Merthyr Warren.
Newton Bay
Newton Bay
The most easterly and longest of Porthcawl's beaches.
Kenfig Sands
Kenfig Sands
A long sandy beach backed by dunes, which reaches right up to the harbour at Port Talbot.

Best Beaches for Dogs - Swansea & Gower

Jersey Marine Beach
Jersey Marine Beach
A wide and little-visited beach, between Swansea Docks and the River Neath. Plenty of space, and backed by a nature reserve.
Pwlldu Bay
Pwlldu Bay
A sheltered bay, about a mile's walk from Bishopston village.
Three Cliffs Bay
Three Cliffs Bay
A wide, sandy beach backed by a valley and flanked by limestone cliffs. Plenty to explore and lifeguards in summer.
Crawley Beach
Crawley Beach
The eastern end of Oxwich Bay, backed by the dunes of Nicholaston Burrows.
Oxwich Bay
Oxwich Bay
A long sandy beach with plenty of space. Good facilities nearby.
Fall Bay
Fall Bay
A scenic beach at the far south-western tip of the Gower Peninsula. Joins up with neighbouring Mewslade at low tide. Parking at Rhossili.
Llangennith
Llangennith
The Gower's best surfing beach, backed by dunes and a camping site.
Whiteford Sands
Whiteford Sands
A 2-mile long sandy beach backed by dunes on the north-western tip of the Gower, and about ¾ mile from Llanmadoc village. Plenty to explore.

Best Beaches for Dogs - Carmarthenshire

Burry Port
Burry Port
Burry Port has a picturesque marina, with sandy beaches to either side. A cycle path leads along an inlet to Pembrey Beach.
Scotts Bay
Scotts Bay
A scenic bay just a short walk from Llanstephan. Good for sunbathing.
Ginst Point
Ginst Point
The far eastern end of Pendine Sands much used by local dog-walkers. Part of MoD range, so access is restricted.
Telpyn Beach
Telpyn Beach
The eastern end of Amroth Beach. Parking in nearby lane.