"Sittin' on the dock of the bay"

Aberafan - Margam Sands Beach

A long sandy beach. Overlooked by steel works and backed by moors, dunes and a nature reserve.

Beach type: Sand

Nearest town: Port Talbot

Local authority: Bridgend Council

OS Grid Reference: SS750836

Awards

Blue Flag Beach

Marine Conservation Society Recommended

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Things to see and do near Aberafan - Margam Sands Beach

  • Go Ape! Margam (4m)
  • Margam Country Park (4m)
  • Dizzys Castle (5m)
  • Wiggleys Fun Farm (7m)
  • Gower Coast Adventures (8m)
  • BEAUTY and the BEAST (8m)
  • National Waterfront Museum (8m)
  • Merthyr Mawr Sand Dunes (8m)
  • Mission Gallery (8m)
  • Abbey Woollen Mill (8m)

Tourist Information

Porthcawl
Tourist Information Centre
Old Police Station
John Street
Porthcawl Brigend
Wales
CF36 3DT

Phone 01656 786 639
Email porthcawltic@bridgend.gov.uk

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Weather and Tides

Forecast for Wednesday 13 December

06:00


Chance of rain 65%
Max temp. 8°C
(feels like 7°C)
Wind 2mph, gusting to 5mph.
WNW
Pressure 1002
Humidity 87%
UV Index n/a
Air Quality

09:00


Chance of rain 95%
Max temp. 9°C
(feels like 5°C)
Wind 4mph, gusting to 8mph.
W
Pressure 999
Humidity 90%
UV Index
Air Quality

12:00


Chance of rain 18%
Max temp. 9°C
(feels like 5°C)
Wind 5mph, gusting to 9mph.
WNW
Pressure 996
Humidity 81%
UV Index
Air Quality

15:00


Chance of rain 5%
Max temp. 7°C
(feels like 3°C)
Wind 4mph, gusting to 8mph.
WNW
Pressure 997
Humidity 68%
UV Index
Air Quality

18:00


Chance of rain 87%
Max temp. 5°C
(feels like 0°C)
Wind 7mph, gusting to 12mph.
WNW
Pressure 994
Humidity 81%
UV Index n/a
Air Quality

21:00


Chance of rain 11%
Max temp. 5°C
(feels like -0°C)
Wind 6mph, gusting to 11mph.
WNW
Pressure 996
Humidity 75%
UV Index n/a
Air Quality
High Tide
02:26 GMT
Low Tide
08:30 GMT
High Tide
14:48 GMT
Low Tide
21:13 GMT

Important! Tide times are for the nearest measurement point and may not be accurate for this location. You should not rely on these times for anything other than a broad indication of when the tide will be at its highest or lowest.

In particular, these tide times are not suitable for navigational use. Accurate tide forecasts require complex calculations and detailed local information. If you intend to engage in any activity for which tidal information is important for safety reasons (including sailing, powerboating, diving, and surfing) then you should obtain professional data.

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