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Llantwit Major

Rocky and pebbly beach backed by cliffs.
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25th Apr 2004
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Photo of Llantwit Major beach - rolling sand
 Llantwit Major
 by: kelvin
Photo of Llantwit Major beach - more nice easy launch area!
 Llantwit Major
 by: kelvin
Photo of Llantwit Major beach - Nice easy sand !
 Llantwit Major
 by: kelvin

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Llantwit Major is a rocky and pebbly beach at the end of a valley, backed by cliffs. To find this beach, take Junction 33 from the M4 and follow signs to Cardiff Airport and then Llantwit major. Parking is available on the beach and B&B's, campsites and shops in Llantwit Major.

In the summer there is voluntary lifeguard cover, with paid lifeguards in July and August. There are also emergency facilities present. The beach is primarily a surfing beach so bathers should take care. The beach is cleaned when necessary and there are litter bins available. Dogs are banned from May - September.

Llantwit major is a wildlife lovers haven, the rocky cliffs povide habitats for nesting birds and cliff plants, the rocky platforms and cobbles create rockpools and there is a freshwater stream, coastal scrub, woodland and grassland.

Two waves break on the south facing beach of Llantwit Major. At the west end of the beach a fairly hollow, powerful righthand wave breaks in shallow water, while at the east end the left handers are slower and more mellow. Northerly winds are offshore and a decent SW swell should get these waves working.

Windsurfing is also popular here for intermediate and expert windsurfers. Both the waves can produce excellent wave-sailing and jumping conditions in SW winds which are cross-onshore.
Sports Suitability
Surfing starstar
Surf Conditions at Llantwit Major can be Good
Buggying thumns_down
Buggying Conditions at Llantwit Major are Not Good
Windsurfing starstar
Windsurfing Conditions at Llantwit Major can be Good
Kitesurfing Conditions at Llantwit Major are Unknown
Wind Suitability
Windsurfing at Llantwit Major Kitesurfing at Llantwit Major
NW   N   NE
SW   S   SE
NW   N   NE
SW   S   SE

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Author:Beachguide Comments » Llantwit Major
Posted By: kelvin

Member#: 148
Registered: 22-02-2003
Last Visit: 09-12-2012

Mood: waiting 4 next blow

good venue for waves but you have to be a hot shot not to wreck gear here, most locals including the 2 twins regulary trash kit here .
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