Kenfig National

   Nature Reserve

Kenfig National Nature Reserve, and Glamorgan’s largest natural lake, Kenfig Pool, is set on the edge of this beautiful area, with spectacular views from Sker beach across Swansea Bay to the Gower. It is one of the finest Wildlife habitats in Wales and one of the last remnants of a huge dune system that once stretched along the coast of Southern Wales from the River Ogmore to the Gower peninsula. The reserve is home to unique wild orchids, as well as insects and wildlife. Kenfig is one of the most important sites in Britain for nature conservation

There is an Information Centre for children of all ages, and a shop for leaflets, books and conservation gifts (Not always Open) Stroll along the boardwalk and stop at one of the bird hides overlooking the 70-acre freshwater pool, a favourite refuge for wildfowl at all times of the year. Chidren will have great fun on the sand dunes!



Please note that although there is wheelchair access to the information Centre and Mini Nature Reserve, along with seating, access to the main part of the reserve is difficult.


Kenfig National Nature Reserve can be reached from Junction 37 of the M4 Motorway and is signposted from North Cornelly, Pyle and Porthcawl. There are also local buses, which stop outside the Reserve.


Ample Free car parking





              Pictured Above

Plenty of Stiles to negotiate on the walk,        

  not suitable for the elderly


   Pictured Right

Myself (On the Right) and cousin Nick.

   Photo by Kind Permission of

   David Gronow


A wide variety of Plants and insects  can be found at Kenfig

Photo of Damsel Fly by Nick Kingsbury