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Ogmore Central

Vale of Glamorgan

Popular west facing beach, two miles long, at mouth of the river Ogmore. Popular with families, surfers and canoeists. The beach has a surf club and toilets but no other immediate facilities.

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Water Quality

Annual classification:

2016 Not tested

Today's Forecast

Pollution risk forecasts are only made between May and September.

Facilities at Ogmore Central beach


Local park free from September to May. Charges apply during the summer.

Dog restrictions

Dogs are allowed

Beach cleaning

No current information



Dates and times | See safety tab


Swimming. surfing. canoeing. fishing. No local equipment hire but Ogmore is an increasingly popular beach with surfers.

Wildlife and Walks

Good coastal walks with spectacular seascapes. Ogmore lies on the Heritage Coast and is locally renowned for fossil collecting. See Marine Wildlife sightings at this beach

Beach type: sand, pebbles,

Beach Location

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Water Quality

What's tested here?

Water samples are not taken at this beach because it has not been designated as a bathing water and there is no voluntary sampling. You can use the beach map to find the closest beach that is tested for water quality.

Why isn't this a designated bathing water?

High levels of bacteria in the water can indicate pollution from sewage treatment works or polluted rain water draining from the land. Where does pollution comes from and how can you help?

Water quality can be reduced for up to 72 hours after heavy rain. Look out for temporary signs at the beach and on our website.

Annual classification

2016 Not tested

What’s does this mean?

At the end of every bathing season the water quality is classified as either-

Excellent – the highest classification meaning the water is cleanest
Good – generally good water quality
Sufficient – meets minimum standards
Poor – You are advised not to swim. The beach will stay open and an action plan should be in place to improve the water quality.

Today's Forecast

Pollution risk forecasts are only made between May and September.

Safety, Weather & Tides

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Potential hazards at this beach


Dates and times

Lifeguarded locations - top five safety tips

Non-lifeguarded locations For those who can’t make it to a lifeguarded beach:

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Beach Cleans

We need you!

Our volunteers have been surveying rubbish on  UK beaches for over 20 years. In that time shoreline litter had more than doubled and plastic has gone up by 180%!

MCS beach cleans are run all year round All year round Beach Clean events with our flagship event 'Great British Beach Clean' Great British Beach Clean - 18th to 21st Sept in September.

Volunteers record the litter they find - we use this information to help Governments and industry understand how to stop the rubbish getting there in the first place. We also promote behaviour change among the public using the data collected.

MCS Beach clean events

Within 10 miles of Ogmore Central beach

Beachwatch event

Sandy Bay, Wales - 12 May 2017
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Beachwatch event

Sandy Bay, Wales - 1 Aug 2017
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Beachwatch event

Sandy Bay, Wales - 18 Sep 2017
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Small changes, big differences

litter bin icon Take your rubbish home - don’t try and cram more stuff into already overflowing beach bins

recycle icon Don’t leave litter behind - take it away and recycle it

Toilet icon Only put the 3P's down the loo - Pee, Poo and Paper - everything else goes in the bin!

Fancy a fish dish?

Find an eatery with a Fish2fork sustainable seafood rating within 10 miles of Ogmore Central beach


We rate restaurants according to the impact the seafood they serve has on fish stocks and the health of our oceans.

Along with MCS we want all seafood served in the UK to be sustainable.

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Sustainable Blue fish - serving sustainable seafood
Sustainable Red fish – one or more fish options on the menu is an MCS Fish to Avoid

There are currently no restuarants listed within 10 miles of this beach!

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Wildlife Spotting

You never know what kinds of wildife you'll come across at the beach. We're interested in what you find - especially if you come across jellyfish, basking sharks or turtles. Tell us what you find.

Find out the latest news and information on marine wildlife from around the UK.

Note: This page shows reports of sightings of jellyfish, basking sharks and turtles ONLY, as MCS holds national databases for these species. Don't be alarmed if it looks like there are lots of jellyfish in the area, they are fascinating creatures. We always advise "look but don't touch".

Latest reported sightings

Within 10 miles of Ogmore Central beach

Jellyfish sightedJellyfish seen here by Fiona Perry
on 22 Apr 2017

Jellyfish sightedJellyfish seen here by Davy Cartwright
on 20 Apr 2017

Jellyfish sightedJellyfish seen here by Stephen Axe
on 26 Mar 2017

Jellyfish sightedJellyfish seen here by Karyn Melbourne-thomas
on 23 Mar 2017

Jellyfish sightedJellyfish seen here by Jessie Longstaff
on 31 Dec 2016

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