Limpert Bay

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Limpert Bay

Aberthaw Beach / Gileston Beach
Skyline of Limpert Bay
Coordinates: Coordinates: 51°23′13″N 3°24′54″W / 51.387°N 3.415°W / 51.387; -3.415
Country Wales
County borough Vale of Glamorgan
Village St Athan
Historic county Glamorgan
Time zone UTC+0 (GMT)
Post codes
Area code(s) 01446

Limpert Bay is a beach on the Bristol Channel which connects to Watch House Beach to the East, the line of division is the run-off of the River Thaw and Summerhouse Bay to the West.

The beach is rock with some sand.[1] There is a guest house[2] and a free car park next to some cottage ruins.[3] An information stand at the beach gives the history of the area, provided by the Heritage Cost.[4]

The Wildlife Trust for Wales has helped record over one thousand species at this location, sixty-two of which are of principal concern to the conservation to the biodiversity of Wales.[5]


Anti-Tank Cubes along the coast

During World War II; Limpert Bay's defences formed part of the Western Command's coast "crust" defences for the Vale of Glamorgan. Defences included anti-tank cubes, pill boxes, and an anti-tank ditch.[6]

Industrial Area

The beach is next to Aberthaw Power Station. Two seawater intakes for the power station are in the bay.[7]

Water intake for Aberthaw Power Station in Limpert Bay


  1. ^
  2. ^ "Limpert Bay Guest House".
  3. ^ "Limpert Bay on Blue Sea Surf".
  4. ^ "Heritage Coast Document". Retrieved 30 June 2015.
  5. ^ "Aberthaw".
  6. ^ Administrator, walesonline (26 February 2008). "A century's legacy of Wales at war".
  7. ^ "Limpert Bay on Good Beach Guide,".

External links

  • "Glamorgan Heritage Coast - Wales Coast Path - David Atkinson". Visit Wales.
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