Heritage Coast Campsite

UK Wales South Wales Glamorgan

  • Electrical hook-ups
  • Campfires allowed
  • Dogs welcome
  • Campfires Allowed
  • Short walk to pub
  • Beaches nearby
  • Good walks nearby
Simple camping (with glamping options) just a stroll from the nearest Glamorgan beach – plus a brilliant little café to boot

So you know about Snowdonia, the Gower and the Beacons, and the Pembrokeshire Coast needs little introduction. But how about the Glamorgan Heritage Coast Path? Starting from Cardiff Bay's regenerated waterfront and spanning 35 miles westwards to the seaside kitsch of Porthcawl, this stretch of Wales' recently opened national trail takes in some of the country's most spectacular scenery. The sweeping golden beaches of Whitmore Bay, the famous sand dunes of Merthyr Mawr, the innumerable charming clifftop villages – it's a wonder the area isn't positively overrun with holidaymakers year round. But hey, we're not complaining, and lucky for us we've found the perfect coastal campsite base to explore this magnificent region.

Glyn and Philippa George know a thing or two about hospitality. Having run their successful five-star B&B to much acclaim, the Georges decided to share their stunning corner of Monknash with the canvas contingent. Opening up the adjoining brook-side paddock for a trial 28 days a couple of years back, the response was so overwhelming that the ever-generous (as you'll soon discover) Glyn and Philippa realised it would be a shame to keep it to themselves. And so Heritage Coast Campsite was born.

This tents-only spot had space for just 30 privileged pitches spread across two paddocks on soft, level grass. With uninterrupted views of undulating Glamorgan hills and the sparkling Bristol Channel, you can almost hear the "oo ar"s from Devon on a clear day. Facilities are second to none, with a brand new stables block housing all the expected, immaculately clean ablutions and a fully licensed café – Teddy's Bar & Kitchen – that serves all the grub you need, from your morning cuppa and bagel right through to a sunset beer from one of Glamorgan's local breweries. The resulting campsite is a thoroughly chilled out, family-friendly site (not one for the stag or hen do!), with views to savour, a brook to meditate beside and, of course, that breathtaking coastal path to pick up. Pretty much ticks all the boxes then, eh?

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Facilities

Converted stable block houses gents and ladies facilities with 2 toilets, 2 showers, 2 sinks, hand dryer, plus a hair dryer in the ladies. Unisex disabled bathroom with baby-changing facilities. Utility room with 2 basins (hot water), freezer, lockers. Fire pits, BBQs and sell logs and charcoal. Teddy’s Bar & Kitchen offers cooked breakfasts, excellent café food and drink, light bites through the day and is also fully licensed to serve alcohol for your evening tipple (including some fantastic local brews). Campers are not allowed to use disposable BBQs or bring their own logs however fire pits are available to hire and logs and charcoal to buy.

Suitable For

Tent campers, campervans, families, well-behaved dogs – yes. Groups allowed at owners discretion, except for hen and stag parties.

Nearby

Pick up the Glamorgan Heritage Coast Path and head north to Southerndown and Dunraven Bay. It's popular with the surfers and just about everyone else come summertime, while Dr Who fans might recognise it as Bad Wolf Bay. Escape the crowds with a visit to the Heritage Coast Centre (01656 880157). The nearby Merthyr Mawr Sand Dunes provided the backdrop to the epic Lawrence of Arabia and the village's charming thatched cottages still attract the film industry today. Chilled out Llantwit Major boasts a handful of cool little boutiques, and it's just half an hour from Cardiff. But for those wishing to indulge in some serious retail therapy, chi-chi Cowbridge – 'the Bond Street of South Wales' – awaits just 4.5 miles from the site.

Food & Drink

Heritage Coast Campsite plays host to the excellent Teddy’s Bar & Kitchen, a fully licensed eatery open from 8am–11pm, complete with log burner for chilly days and local artists work on display. In the morning, chow down to a home cooked breakfast, freshly brewed coffee, tea, hot chocolate and juices, with light meals and sandwiches also available throughout the day. Along with daytime essentials, Teddy’s bar also offers wide range of quality wines, beers, and ciders, of course, some delicious Fablas Welsh Ice Cream. Just 300 yards from the site you'll also find the excellent Plough & Harrow (01656 890209). With a fine selection of real ales (served from its charmingly tiny bar), decent pub grub, and live music on Saturday evenings, this timber-beamed old local is just the ticket if you fancy stretching your legs to somewhere off the campsite. The nearby Horseshoe Inn (01656 890568) in Marcross is another noted favourite for caskateers with local drops from the Gower, Kite and Tomos Watkins breweries. They also do takeaway fish and chips.

Opening Times

March–October.

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The Owner Says

Glyn and Philippa George offer you a warm welcome to  Heritage Coast Campsite. Our site enjoys wonderful uninterrupted views of the Heritage Coast and we are just 15 minutes' walk to beautiful Monknash Beach. Facilities are clean and well maintained and, in 2015, Teddy's Bar and Kitchen was added to the site. We are particularly suitable for families and couples. Brook Paddock adjoins the campsite and is reserved for the exclusive use of visitors; a BBQ and Picnic area overlooking the pretty brook, 4 acres of secure paddock makes a happy environment for children to play ( when accompanied by an adult ) and enjoy.

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Accommodation

2 paddocks with space for 30 tents. The whole site can be hired for events; weddings etc.

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Location

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Getting There

Follow the dual carriageway to Bridgend, at the fifth roundabout take the sign posted turning to St. Brides Major (B4265). About one and a half miles beyond St Brides Major, follow the sign posted right turn leading to Monknash and Llantwit Major. Continue to the village of Monknash, follow the sign for The Plough and Harrow, take a right hand turn past the front entrance of The Pub, and continue down the lane for approximately 300 yards. You'll see the campsite sign and flag poles.

Llantwit Major and Bridgend are the nearest train stations. The local bus service is the 145 Bridgend – Llantwit Major/ X5 Llantwit Major – Cardiff.

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