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“Back to nature!” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Merthyr Mawr Sand Dunes

Merthyr Mawr Sand Dunes
Bridgend, Wales
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Ranked #2 of 11 Attractions in Bridgend
Type: Beaches, Outdoors
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Neath, United Kingdom
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23 reviews 23 reviews
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16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
“Back to nature!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2013

Fantastic natural sand dunes with excellent parking facilities. The dunes are quite spectacular and a short walk will take you to the stepping stones which cross the river to the castle.
Well worth visiting if you s fit, not so good if you have mobility issues.

Visited August 2013
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English first
Bridge, United Kingdom
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“Great few hours”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2013

If weather dry, this is a great day out with kids, we alway go for few hours with kids, and it's got lovely walks, you can walk alway to ogmore by sea or just have fun running up and down Sand we some times take sledge. Good fun there is no where to buy food or drinks there

Visited July 2013
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Droitwich, United Kingdom
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“riding through the dunes”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2013

loved it, fantastic views , long winding routes, nice wild flowers we will return here again in the future

Visited August 2013
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Bridgend, United Kingdom
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“Good walk to the beach!!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2013

Merthyr mawr sand dunes is a great place to visit! If you drive through the pretty village of Merthyr mawr with its thatched cottages and church, you can park right by the dunes. This is the only downside as you now have to pay £2.50 for over an hour parking but the ticket does last all day!! If you have a dog, there is plenty of space to let them run about and you can walk right to the beach with hardly passing another person-the dunes are so vast!! However,if it is your first visit,there are signs directing you to the beach or the car park on your return!!

Visited July 2013
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Bridgend, United Kingdom
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“Sand Dunes”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2013

Young children can have good fun here. They can roll or sledge down the dunes and also play in the castle ruins at the end of the car park. It s quite a steep walk to the top of the Dunes. No facilities here so bring a picnic if you re staying for a while.There is a small charge for car parking.

Visited September 2012
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