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Merthyr Mawr Sand Dunes

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When as a child, many years ago. I played with friends and we all enjoyed. Nothing beats the stroll... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Bridgend, United Kingdom
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A place to visit

Beautiful scenery, lovely secluded walks and so easy to get to. We walked through the dunes down to... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Bridgend, United Kingdom
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“ogmore castle”(23 reviews)
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Bridgend, Wales
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

When as a child, many years ago. I played with friends and we all enjoyed. Nothing beats the stroll along dunes on a summers day or up into the nearby woods collecting acorns & such

Thank filboy321
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Beautiful scenery, lovely secluded walks and so easy to get to. We walked through the dunes down to the beach. didnt see another soul on the way. so peaceful and tranquil

Thank CherylB20142014
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Come here every year. Great for training runs and is very popular. £2 to park all day. Place is clean and loads of space. Don’t forget the Big Dipper!

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Beautiful part of Wales. Clean and tidy, beautiful scenery and definitely worth a visit. It’s pay and display at the car park - but much more reasonable than the parking charges at other nearby attractions - only £1 for an hour or £2 for 2...More

Thank A9889
Reviewed September 2, 2018

Lovely place for walking the dogs, I loved it, they loved it & a beautiful beach at the end. You might need walking boots or something sturdy as there are dunes to climb but it’s doable in trainers.

Thank Wendy B
Reviewed August 30, 2018

a great day out. parking (pay n display) and toilet available walking through the sand dunes can be daunting as there are no signs saying 'beach this way'. Easy to get lost so so aware - not great mobile signal if you do. Quite a...More

Thank Sara L
Reviewed August 29, 2018

My first time back to Merthyr Mawr for many years (since I was a teenager), and I wanted to show the area to my wife and daughter. The whole area is immaculately clean, and quite as beautiful as I remembered from my youth. My wife...More

Thank DavidL8412
Reviewed August 27, 2018 via mobile

i live down the road from here !great for familys!take a sledge and sledge with you !follow beach signs and you and up on a quite sandy beach !

Thank Glyn B
Reviewed August 27, 2018

Little gem accessed by narrow lanes, great for walks and wildlife spotting. You can walk to the stepping stones near Ogmore Castle. Some scenes from Lawrence of Arabia were filmed at Merthyr Mawr dunes. Lots of fun for children, climbing the dunes and running sliding...More

Thank clive b
Reviewed August 27, 2018 via mobile

2nd highest dunes in europe and what fun we have there. Take your sledge and be a kid again. Great place to explore with walks even some castle ruins. Great place to take the dogs too x

Thank Emma B
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Response from Andy B | Reviewed this property |
No Merthyr Mawr sand dunes backs onto Newton beach which does have lifeguards. keep away from the river estuary especially when the tides going out. Newton beach is more for water activities swimming is better around the... More