Specific to Llantwit Major

All beaches are different. Here is some advice and information specific to Llantwit Major Beach.

  1. Beware of submerged rocks and potholes in the swimming areas.
  2. In heavy surf conditions a rip current can occur next to the rocky outcrop (known as the point).
  3. The cliff face on both sides of the beach are old and crumbly due to erosion.
  4. Always keep pets and children under control when walking on the clofftop pathways.
  5. During the summer months a lifeguard on duty is signified by the yellow lifeguard flag.
  6. A first aid room is located in the lifeguard hut, please see an on duty lifeguard for treatment.
  7. If you have any questions or require advice, please ask a lifeguard.
  8. Outside patrolling times the coastguard HQ can be reached on tel:- 01792 36653

In an Emergency, Dial 999 and ask for the Coastguard or call the Coastguard on CH.16

Info for Surfers 

A decent right-hand point break to the left of the beach and a few other peaks on the dropping tide make this one of the more consistently good spots in South East Wales.

Long walls and cover ups are not unheard of here when conditions are right. The rip however can be soul destroying when the tide turns.

Llantwit did for many years have a bad reputation for localism but it’s definitely mellowed in recent years. Respect the surfers who live and surf here and you shouldn’t have any problems.

The main break is best on large swells and holds up to around six feet before becoming unrideable. This beach can also be fairly sheltered in sw winds when other beaches nearby are blown out.

There are plenty of rocks here as the beach is made up of large pebbles with some sand at low tide – out in front of the pebbles at low tide. At high tide the beach becomes too deep for surfing as the waves no longer break and it becomes virtually unrideable.