Heritage Coast – not just a campsite!
We have always felt extremely lucky to live on the Heritage Coast, and so some 15 years ago, we decided to open up our land so that others can visit and enjoy as well.
With initial help from Creative Rural Communities, we were able to develop a site that has, over those years, won awards, been recommended in National publications and has consistently been endorsed via word of mouth by fellow campers. We take it as a great compliment, that campers have returned again and again from not only around the UK, but from all over the world, many of whom we’ve made some great friendships with.
People like to know what to expect when they visit, and we always aspire to keep a consistently high standard for all our facilities. However, times change, and having always listened to what our customers suggest, as we head towards a semi-retirement (we enjoy what we do too much to fully stop), we’ve decided to make a few changes that will not only keep our regulars happy, but also tempt and welcome new guests.
We will continue to offer a reduced number of non electric pitches, and of course extend a warm welcome to our regular Duke of Edinburgh Award scheme guests.
But we also have EXCITING NEWS.
We are making some important investments in the site. Over the years we have been asked for B&B recommendations for family members who don’t feel sleeping under canvas is right for them, so our Glamping Bell tents are going to be replaced by two new purpose built, beautiful two bedroom cottages.
They are currently being built and will be ready for our first guests in May 2023. You can be assured that they will be built and decorated to the highest standards; we cannot wait for you to see them and we will be updating this site with new pictures, as they are built.
We will also be taking wedding bookings, whereby the whole site can be exclusively booked out in advance for special occasions and weddings (including the cottages and camping pitches).
For more information please email us here or call us on 01656 890399.
We do look forward to welcoming you again!
Glyn and Philippa George
The Glamorgan Heritage Coast Path takes in 14 miles of unspoilt coastline and breath-taking scenery. Between West Aberthaw to the east and Porthcawl to the west, there are the dramatic Blue Lias cliffs, the huge dune system of Merthyr Mawr, sandy beaches, stony bays, wooded valleys and a host of hidden gems to discover. With the second highest tidal range in the world – after the Bay of Fundy in Canada – and the huge range of scenery, the Glamorgan Heritage Coast has seascapes to rival any coastline in Britain. All of these, combined with spectacular wildlife and the remains of over 2000 years of human habitation, make this area truly unique.
Whether you’re looking for an easily accessible beach with family friendly facilities, somewhere for a short amble – or challenging walk, activities to stimulate the children, the remains of a castle to explore, or you just wish to escape the crowds to a remote location, you will find the perfect place to visit along the Glamorgan Heritage Coast
Heritage Coast Beaches:
Aberthaw A rocky beach popular with fisherman and surfers.
Cwm Colhugh A sandy beach with rockpools, cliff top walks and café. Lifeguards present in the summer.
Nash Point A large bedrock beach with stunning views across the channel. Nearby Nash Point Lighthouse is open to visit throughout the summer. Cwm Nash Off the beaten track, a secluded and spectacular beach near to the campsite.
Dunraven Bay Large sandy beach with rock pools in a bay, with seasonal facilities. Lifeguards present in the summer.
Ogmore by Sea A sprawling beach with golden sands and rocky coves, and views of Merthyr Mawr sandunes.
Dogs are welcome along most of this coastline and all along the Wales Coast Path.
Dogs welcome on the Vale beaches throughout the year. The exceptions to this are from 1 May – 30 September on the beaches at Dunraven and Cwm Colhugh (Llantwit Major).
Heritage Coast Campsite is situated in the hamlet of Monknash, which lies 3 miles north-west of Llantwit Major, and can be reached from the M4 at Junction 35.
Follow the dual carriage way to Bridgend, and at the fifth roundabout take the sign posted turning to St. Brides Major (B4265).
About one and a half miles beyond St Brides Major a sign posted right turn leads to Monknash and Llantwit Major. Take this turn.
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 500 yards.
The campsite entrance is signed on your right.
Telephone: 01656 890399
The Heritage Coast, Monknash, Vale of Glamorgan CF71 7QQ