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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

  • 29/06/22

    15° 19%
  • 29/06/22

    14° 16%
  • 30/06/22

    14° 12%
  • 30/06/22

    13° 34%

Weather forecast for Southerndown (beach) (0.1 miles away) updated 29/06/22 at 04:00.




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    Thursday 27th October 2022 from 19:00pm to 21:00pm

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