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Morfa Beach / Margam Sands added to Beaches and Seaside Resorts in Wales by stubbyd on 14/11/2020

This is a lovely long stretch of beach that is popular with dog walkers, and occasional kite board surfers. But it is usually fairly deserted at start and end of day. There are two shipwrecks depending on tide (and I strongly advise checking otherwise there will be no beach). From my mark, you can go left for one, and right for the other, and I will post a separate location for the HMV Altmark. The attached image shows my drone looking right from the footpath towards the steel works.

There are, as you will have walked through it, a large train yard here. From teh right location you can get good shots of goods wagons, etc..

The point I have marked is where the footpath comes out that you get to by leaving the M4 at Junction 38 and taking an immediate left if heading West. Follow that road all the way down to the train tracks and park up. Then cross the lines, and keep going straight. When the road starts to curve you will see a footpath by a fence and then the beach - approx a mile and 20m good walk.

The beach is also accessible from Kenfig Nature Reserve (see another of my locations) and runs all the way from Nottage to the old docks at Port Talbot - all told, just short of 7 miles of sand.

Land owner permission not required.

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Co-ordinates: 51.54665, -3.76992 • what3words: ///bootleg.hiking.marine

The originator declared that this location was not inside a Flight Restriction Zone at the time of being flown on 15/06/2020. It remains the responsibility of any pilot to check for any changes before flying at the same location.

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Land owner permission requirements unknown.

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Current owners Nick and Sheila Charrington

Land owner permission obtained.

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Land owner permission not required.

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Land owner permission not required.

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Land owner permission requirements unknown.

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Land owner permission not required.

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