Best Beaches for Dogs - Glamorgan & Port Talbot
A sheltered sandy bay, just a short walk from Barry Island.
Ogmore by Sea
A sandy beach, backed by a (mostly grass) car park alongside the Ogmore river. Lifeguards in summer.
A sheltered, secret cove, just a short walk from Southerndown Beach.
A quiet sandy beach, about ¾ mile walk across the dunes of Merthyr Warren.
The most easterly and longest of Porthcawl's beaches.
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
A wide and little-visited beach, between Swansea Docks and the River Neath. Plenty of space, and backed by a nature reserve.
A sheltered bay, about a mile's walk from Bishopston village.
Three Cliffs Bay
A wide, sandy beach backed by a valley and flanked by limestone cliffs. Plenty to explore and lifeguards in summer.
The eastern end of Oxwich Bay, backed by the dunes of Nicholaston Burrows.
A long sandy beach with plenty of space. Good facilities nearby.
A scenic beach at the far south-western tip of the Gower Peninsula. Joins up with neighbouring Mewslade at low tide. Parking at Rhossili.
The Gower's best surfing beach, backed by dunes and a camping site.
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 has a picturesque marina, with sandy beaches to either side. A cycle path leads along an inlet to Pembrey Beach.
A scenic bay just a short walk from Llanstephan. Good for sunbathing.
The far eastern end of Pendine Sands much used by local dog-walkers. Part of MoD range, so access is restricted.
The eastern end of Amroth Beach. Parking in nearby lane.