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- Peaceful site for families, couples and relaxed sorts
- Well-priced café serving breakfasts, cream teas and off-licence sales
- A 10-minutes walk from the beach
Sites with Jurassic Coast views, campfires allowed, a short stroll from the beach and an even shorter one to an award-winning pub should always get your holiday vote. Add in an acclaimed café on site and a pub a couple of minutes' stroll down the road, and you'll likely hail Heritage Coast Campsite as a winner.
Based in Glamorgan's Cowbridge and 10 minutes' walk from Monknash beach across public footpaths, the much-liked Heritage Coast comes with the Monks Rest Café, a recent venture from Phillipa, Glynn and team that dishes up breakfasts in the type of belly-busting size of which you might thoroughly approve.
Cream teas, Friday night suppers, off-license sales and properly-sized coffees/hot drinks are also on offer, all are at reasonable prices – and the café is quite arty and information-based too, with an art/photography gallery and heaps of leaflets and tourist info about the local area.
Amenities include ladies' and gents' blocks each with two toilets, two showers, two sinks and a hand dryer, plus a hairdryer in the ladies'. Disabled bathroom facilities, a utility room with two basins (hot water) and a freezer are also on site.
Campfires are allowed if you want to sort your own nosh – ask Glyn or Philippa about hiring a fire basket – or you could have a meal at the award-winning Plough and Harrow pub two minutes' walk away where there's also live music on Saturday evenings.
Whichever you decide, take time for sitting back as dusk falls to listen out for the hooting of the local owls: Heritage Coast Campsite is in a wildlife haven too.
Open from 09/03/2018 to 31/10/2018
Tourist board rating
The site caters for families (immediate members) and couples only - bookings from all other forms of groups are not accepted.
No hen/stag parties permitted via Pitchup.com.
Group bookings of 7 or more adults are not permitted (couples and immediate family members excepted).
The site does not accept breeds/crossbreeds listed in the Dangerous Dogs Act.
Check availability at Heritage Coast Campsite…
Many sites set a maximum occupancy of 6/8 people per pitch, so try breaking your booking down into smaller groups to generate more results. For example, if you’re a group of 10, enter 5 people in your initial search and then book 2 pitches.
However, where the pitch or accommodation occupancy allows it, you can make a booking for up to 30 adults and 30 children in one booking.
To book multiple pitches or accommodation, use the 'Special requests' box on the booking page to ask to be sited together. Complete the booking form for the first booking (you can add a password and save your card so that we remember your details). Then click "Make another booking like this" at the top of the confirmation page to make the next booking.
Large groups: check the listing page for any group restrictions set out in the terms and section titled ‘Please note’.
Large tents/caravans: check the restrictions on unit dimensions to ensure your unit is suitable for the space you will be provided with.
Non-electric grass tent, campervan or trailer tent pitch
Max. persons: 6 x
Pitch dimensions: Max 8.0m width x 6.0m depth (26.2ft width x 19.7ft depth) Calculated area: 48.0m² (516.7ft²)
Ground type: Grass
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Leisure on site
Bar or club house
Indoor swimming pool
Outdoor swimming pool
Amenities on site
Ice pack freezing
Parent & baby washroom
Pick-up from public transport
Gas cylinders available
Commercial vehicles allowed
Dogs allowed all year
Horse riding nearby
Indoor pool nearby
Surf school nearby
D. of E. welcome
Single-sex groups welcome
Student groups welcome
Nearby farmers' market
Public transport nearby
Medium (26-50 pitches)
- Coach stations
Bridgend Sarn Coach Stop
— 7.6 miles
7.6 miles Cardiff International Airport: Bus Stop — 9.7 miles
9.7 miles Minehead: Parade Coach Stop — 15.4 miles
- Train stations
Llantwit Major Rail Station
— 3.5 miles
3.5 miles Bridgend Rail Station — 5.9 miles
5.9 miles Wildmill Rail Station — 6.8 miles
- Ferry ports
Barry Waterfront Ferry Terminal
— 12.5 miles
12.5 miles Minehead Harbour — 14.9 miles
14.9 miles Channel View Waterbus Stop — 16.7 miles
Cardiff International Airport
— 9.7 miles
9.7 miles Swansea Airport — 25.2 miles
Heritage Coast Campsite is in the hamlet of Monknash three miles north-west of Llantwit Major.
Leave the M4 at junction 35, and 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, a signposted right turn leads 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 half a mile.
Pass three cottages immediately followed by a stone wall signposted Heritage Coast Campsite, enter the drive and turn left into the campsite. Reception is on your right at the site entrance.
Coastal walks and beaches, museums and castles, and heaps of outdoor activities are all around to get stuck into.
If you want to stick to the coast – it's a heritage one after all – try out one of the local surf schools or some fishing nearby at Penarth Beach or Wick. The Glamorgan Heritage Coast runs for 14 miles from Porthcawl to Aberthawl and has some highly scenic walks as well as even more scenic horse rides to be had on its beaches.
Ogmore Castle and Fonmon Castle are two nearby sites to sort some Welsh history (as is the excellent St Fagans National History Museum a short drive away in Cardiff), and the National Trust's Dyffryn Gardens will be a good day out for green-fingered types.
Also nearby, look for the local karting centre; Taskforce Skirmish Paintball and a few rounds of Welsh golf; have a look through the Heritage Coast Campsite info leaflets to get you started.
- St Fagans: National History Museum (13.1 miles)
- Castell Coch (15.5 miles)
- Millennium Stadium (16.8 miles)
- Holnicote Estate (15.0 miles)
- Watersmeet (17.3 miles)
Find local routes on the National Cycle Network - over 12,000 miles of cycling routes.
Permitted arrival/departure time
|Camping and touring|
|Arrive:||2 p.m. –||8 p.m.|
Heritage Coast Campsite cancellation policy
No refunds within 30 days of arrival date.
No refunds/discounts for inclement weather, late arrivals or early departures.
Bookings cannot be amended within 7 day(s) of arrival.
If you need to cancel or amend your booking, please give as much notice as possible so that someone else has the chance to book. You may wish to buy holiday insurance for cancellations and for your property/injury whilst away.
Please note that your deposit is paid to Pitchup.com and is non-refundable.
A 15% non-refundable deposit is payable now. Heritage Coast Campsite will debit the balance from your card 30 days before arrival, or if the arrival date is sooner than 30 days then the balance will be taken immediately.
You can also opt to pay the full amount at the time of your booking.
Payment methods accepted on the parkCash