A sunny morning and a few hours to spare, we drive out to Llantwit Major and to the beach at Tresilian Bay – WARNING – the Wales Coast Path can get under your skin!
We walk up the steps from the beach following the path through the bushes. The Glamorgan Heritage Coast is a dramatic backdrop to this walk. You come to a slipway where you catch glimpses of St Donats – now home to sixth form Atlantic College with students from all over the world. The newspaper tycoon, William Randolph Hearst, bought the house in 1925, and hosted amongst others Charlie Chaplin and a young John F Kennedy.
We visited the church to check out some of Lucy’s ancestors before continuing our walk through some woodland and then along the cliffs towards Nash Point Lighthouse, the last manned lighthouse in Wales, built in the 19th century and currently grade 2 listed. There are some super self catering cottages nearby, these would have been the lighthouse keepers’ cottages.
We finished our walk at the car park just beyond the lighthouses