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Carmarthenshire, South Wales & Somerset Beaches

Beaches from Pendine to Porlock (100 listed)

Somerset & South Wales Beaches - A Quick Guide

Somerset is on the southern side of the Bristol Channel and most of the shores have a sandy top half and treacherous mud below the half-tide point. The sea-water is usually a muddy-brown colour and rather uninviting. Beaches which don't have mud, often have dangerous currents. Two beaches, Berrow and Burnham-on-Sea have lifeguards and swimming is allowed for about 2 hours either side of high tide. The main resort beaches are Weston-super-Mare and Minehead, both of which have good facilities.
Across the channel into South Wales, Glamorgan (to the east) has better beaches but the sea-water is often a muddy colour. Proceeding westwards, the beaches and coastline improve considerably. The best beaches in this area are those on the Gower peninsula (west of Swansea) and also Pembrey in Carmarthenshire. The popular beaches with good facilities are Barry Island, Porthcawl (Trecco Bay and Sandy Bay) and Aberavon. Quieter sandy beaches with some facilities can be found at Southerndown, Langland Bay, Caswell Bay, Port Eynon and Pembrey. For secluded beaches try Temple Bay, Pwlldu Bay, Crawley, Blue Pool Bay or Scott's Bay. For a day out with plenty to explore try Southerndown, Merthyr Mawr, Three Cliffs Bay, Whiteford Sands or Pembrey Beach.
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 Bridgend, Glamorgan & Somerset Beaches:

Aberavon Sands Baglan Beach Barry Island Bendricks Beach Berrow Sands Blue Anchor Beach Bossington Beach Brean Sands Burnham on Sea Clevedon Cold Knap Beach Dunster Beach Fontygary Bay Glenthorne Beach Greenaleigh Sand Helwell Bay Jackson's Bay Kenfig Sands Kilve Beach Ladye Bay Lavernock Point Leys Beach Lilstock Beach Limpert Bay Llantwit Major Beach Marcross Margam Sands Margaret's Bay Merthyr Mawr Beach Middle Hope Beach Minehead Beach Monknash Newton Bay Ogmore by Sea Penarth Beach Pink Bay Porlock Weir Porthkerry Beach Rest Bay Sand Bay Sandy Bay Selworthy Sand Sillery Sands Southerndown St Audrie's Bay St Donat's Bay St Mary's Well Bay Stolford Summerhouse Point Swanbridge Beach Temple Bay Trecco Bay Tresilian Bay Uphill Warren Bay Watch House Bay Weston-Super-Mare Wick Beach

 Gower & Carmarthenshire Beaches:

Bantam Bay Blue Pool Bay Bracelet Bay Brandy Cove Broughton Bay Burry Port Beach Caswell Bay Crawley Beach Fall Bay Ferryside Foxhole Cove Ginst Point Horton Beach Hunts Bay Jersey Marine Beach Langland Bay Limeslade Bay Llanelli Beach Llangennith Llanrhidian Sands Llanstephan Marros Sands Mewslade Morfa Bychan Mumbles Beach Oxwich Bay Pembrey Beach Pendine Sands Pobbles Bay Port Eynon Pwlldu Bay Ramsgrove Rhossili Rotherslade Scott's Bay Slade Sands St Ishmaels Swansea Bay Telpyn Beach Three Cliffs Bay Tor Bay Whiteford Sands