Dunraven Bay

Dunraven Bay

Southerndown, Bridgend, Mid Glamorgan, CF32 0RP

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!

What3Words Editor's Pick June 2021
Our thanks to What3Words for using this location in their June 2021 Editor’s Pick

Dunraven Bay is a Go Stargazing Site. The location has been identified by the Go Stargazing team as a good location for stargazing based on local light pollution levels, distance from nearby towns and cities and offers a safe place to park.

Weather forecast

  • 23/05/24

    13° 9%
  • 23/05/24

    13° 8%
  • 24/05/24

    12° 9%
  • 24/05/24

    11° 13%

Weather forecast for Southerndown (beach) (0.1 miles away) updated 23/05/24 at 20:01.




Events nearby

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  • Barry Astronomical Society meeting

    Monday 27th May 2024 from 19:30pm to 22:00pm

    Cemetery Approach Community Centre, Barry, CF62 8BQ (14.5 miles away)

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  • Swansea Astronomical Society meeting

    Thursday 30th May 2024 from 19:15pm to 21:15pm

    IQ Building - University of Wales Trinity Saint David, Swansea, SA1 8EW (18.1 miles away)

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  • Heads of the Valleys Astronomical Society meeting (first Tuesday)

    Tuesday 4th June 2024 from 18:30pm to 20:30pm

    Ebbw Vale Learning Action Centre, Ebbw Vale, NP23 6JG (28.7 miles away)

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  • Port Talbot Astronomical Society meeting

    Tuesday 4th June 2024 from 19:00pm to 21:00pm

    Port Talbot Gas Welfare Club, Port Talbot, SA12 6BY (13.1 miles away)

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  • Cardiff Astronomical Society meeting

    Thursday 6th June 2024 from 19:30pm to 16:30pm

    Cardiff School of Physics and Astronomy, Cardiff, CF24 3AA (18.9 miles away)

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    Llwyn Y Fynnon Farm, Glyncorrwg, West Glamorgan, SA13 3DD (16.3 miles away)

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  • Longmead House – Exmoor

    9 Longmead, Lynton, Devon, EX35 6DQ (18.1 miles away)

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  • Dunkery Beacon Country House

    Wooten Courtenay, Dunster, Somerset, TA24 8RH, South West (18.7 miles away)

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  • Holi Moli Beach Huts – Dunster

    Dunster Beach, Minehead, Somerset, TA24 6TH (18.9 miles away)

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  • The Oval – Exmoor Character Cottages

    17 West Street, Dunster, Somerset, TA24 6SN (19.5 miles away)

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  • The Great House – Exmoor

    Timberscombe, Minehead, Somerset, TA24 7TQ (19.8 miles away)

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