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Southerndown, The Vale of Glamorgan

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Southerndown, The Vale of Glamorgan

Southerndown is a village in South Wales to the southwest of Bridgend, close to St Brides Major, Llantwit Major and Ogmore-by-Sea. It is mostly known for its beach (officially named Dunraven bay), which is a popular tourist destination during the summer months and since 1972 has been designated a Heritage Coast and is part of the Southerndown Coast SSSI. When the tide is out there is an expanse of sand and pools. The cliffs are an obvious example of sedimentary rock.
Administrative CountyThe Vale of Glamorgan
Traditional CountyGlamorgan
OS GridSS8873
OS Settlement ClassificationOther settlement (village, hamlet etc)
Region
CountryWales
Police AuthoritySouth Wales
 

Southerndown, The Vale of Glamorgan in John Bartholomew's "Gazetteer of the British Isles" (1887)

Southerndown, coast vil., St Bride Major par., Glamorgan, 3 m. S W. of Bridgend; P.O., T.O.; is a pleasant watering-place. The cliffs have caves and fossils.

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