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“Great for a long walk”

Merthyr Mawr Sand Dunes
Ranked #1 of 28 things to do in Bridgend
Certificate of Excellence
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Cardiff
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51 reviews
17 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 55 helpful votes
“Great for a long walk”
Reviewed May 23, 2013

As the name suggests these are some sand dunes! They eventually lead towards the sea, but it takes a decent walk and a lot of zig-zagging to get there! Very popular with dog walkers. Be careful though it's quite easy to get lost, and don't attempt to cross the river if you head east towards Ogmore (As the current is deceptively strong).

Great for a long walk, and the beach at the other side is usualy very quiet and unspoilt. Allow a couple of hours to walk to the beach and back.

Visited August 2012
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south wales
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33 reviews
24 attraction reviews
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“Picturesque!”
Reviewed May 20, 2013

We went here for the first time a few weeks ago, taking our 2 children (aged 9 and 7) and our labrador. If you don't like walking - don't bother. It takes about 45 minutes to reach the beach from the car park, in parts its quite a difficult walk but we all managed it fine. The beach was so peaceful we took a picnic and a flask and sat for an hour or 2 before walking back to the car park. The kids took their sledges and loved flying down the sand dunes. By the time we got back to the car park the dog threw herself in the river to cool down and the kids were shattered! A nice few hours out of the house!

Visited May 2013
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Newport, United Kingdom
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42 attraction reviews
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“SAND SAND SAND.!!!!”
Reviewed May 19, 2013

Great day out,have been coming here for over 30yrs.Still the same (apart form Candlesone campsite).Great sand dunes for the kids to play on.Take food and sit on dunes.You can walk to beach (1/2 hour) if you want or just stay round the dunes.Theres a car park with a small charge and that's it for spending.

Visited May 2013
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Vale of Glamorgan, South wales
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“Relaxing”
Reviewed May 17, 2013

Peaceful. Lots of places for the kids to hide and let off steam . Great place for a picnic. Bring your sledge as there is a high dune you can slide down.

Visited May 2013
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Cardiff, United Kingdom
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67 reviews
18 attraction reviews
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“nightmare”
Reviewed April 12, 2013

when i got there i was charged for parking but could not park as it was full my wife is disabled and we could not get to the beach or anywhere else although i could not park i could not get my money back their loss

Visited June 2012
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