Escape the light-polluted skies of South Wales and enjoy a night of stargazing at this lovely little bay on the coast. This location is also often referred to as Southerndown beach taking its name from the nearby village.
There are excellent views of star-filled skies, particularly towards the South and South-West across the Bristol Channel. Take your camera along and capture the Milky Way in all its glory.
The location benefits local amenities (we are not sure if the toilets are open 24 hours), a large car park and a nice sandy beach. The nearby Dunraven Castle ruins and walled gardens well worth a visit too!
Weather forecast for Southerndown (beach) (0.1 miles away) updated 21/09/21 at 04:00.
Local light pollution
The above demonstrates the estimated effect of light pollution - graphics created using Stellarium.
Best time to visit
The below chart shows when the skies will be at their darkest at this location and therefore the best time to visit. Moonlight is shown in light yellow and the Sun's twilight in light blue. Midnight on the date shown is shown as a white line with sunset to the left and sunrise the next morning to the right. A black background with stars shows the best times for stargazing. See our dark sky calendar for more details.