Glamorgan Heritage Coast

South Wales

  • Dog in front of Barry Island Pleasure Park
  • Penarth Waterfront with Penarth Pier in the background
  • Cardiff Castle
  • Beach huts at Barry Island
  • Cardiff Bay waterfront
  • Rolling countryside at Aberthaw

South Wales is best known as home to the Welsh capital Cardiff, but travel away from the city and further down towards the coast and you will be treated to unspoilt countryside, stunning views and sandy beaches.

Vale Holiday Parks in South Wales

The southern region of Wales is often ranked as one of the top places to visit in the UK and it’s not difficult to see why: beautiful beaches, spectacular scenery and fantastic golf courses all make it a wonderful holiday destination.

Located in the stunning Vale of Glamorgan, Porthkerry Leisure Park has beautiful views over the North Devon coastline and easy access to all that South Wales has to offer. It is the ideal spot for a seaside holiday, there are plenty of sandy beaches such as Cold Knapp Bay to visit and the famous Barry Island Pleasure Park is just a 15 minute drive.

Relax in the Vale’s beautiful countryside surroundings, explore the nearby coastal paths, or if you fancy a day of shopping then Cardiff City Centre is less than 10 miles away.

Our holiday parks in South Wales

  • Porthkerry Leisure Park is a new addition to Vale Holiday Parks, it is currently an owners-only park but keep checking back for updates.


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Frequently Asked Questions

  • QWhat are the best beaches in South Wales?


    Jackson’s Bay​​, Whitmore Bay and Cold Knapp Bay are all Seaside Award beaches. 

    The best beaches in South Wales include:

    • Jackson’s Bay
    • Whitmore Bay
    • Cold Knapp Bay
    • Rest Bay
    • Dunraven Bay
    • Ogmore-by-Sea
    • Aberthaw Beach
    • Penarth Beach
  • QWhere are the best places to visit in South Wales?

    • Visit Cardiff city centre for a spot of shopping and sight-seeing
    • Ride the rollercoaster at Barry Island Pleasure Park
    • Relax on one of the areas many beautiful beaches and have a dip in the sea
    • Play a round of golf

Things to do in South Wales

  • Cardiff Castle

    Cardiff Castle

    Located in the heart of the Welsh capital, Cardiff Castle is one of the country's most popular heritage attractions. Discover the fascinating history of the castle, beginning over 2,000 years ago when the Romans constructed forts on the site in 1AD (visitors can still see remains of Roman walls in the Visitor Centre!). Guests can also climb the medieval keep, huddle in the castle’s air-raid shelters and explore the Castle Apartments, taking in the opulent murals, wood carvings and stained glass.

  • Barry Island

    Barry Island Pleasure Park

    Barry Island Pleasure Park is home to over 17 attractions and rides, making it the perfect spot for a fun-filled family day out. Thrill seekers can ride the log flume and Wild Mouse rollercoaster while those looking to take it easy can enjoy a ride on the giant ferris wheel, taking in the sights of the Vale coastline. Entry to the park is free and tokens can be purchased for the rides. There is also a selection of food and refreshments onsite, including a street food stand, candy floss vendor and an ice cream van!

  • Nash Point Lighthouse

    Glamorgan Heritage Coast

    Stretching over 14 miles, from Aberthaw to Porthcawl, the Glamorgan Heritage Coast boasts unspoilt coastline and stunning views. Seaside lovers can choose between an abundance of beautiful beaches, from family favourite Dunraven bay to the secluded Cwm Nash, whilst wildlife spotters can explore the coastal trails, countryside and wooded valleys. Visit one of the local towns, such as Cowbridge or Merthyr Mawr, for bustling markets and great food and drink options. Seasoned walkers can hike along the entire coastline or alternatively there are plenty of shorter loops and easily accessible beaches for everybody to enjoy.

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