Beaches 30 minutes from Cardiff

There are so many beaches only 30 minutes from Cardiff. I have taken some artistic licence, your travel time will depend on which side of the city you are travelling from, and of course the time of day you are driving. It may also take longer on public transport. If you are coming from North Cardiff it will be quicker to go west to areas such as Bridgend and Porthcawl. And from East of the city, it will be quicker to get to Penarth, Barry and Llantwit Major.

From the sandy beach at Rest Bay in Porthcawl, you can walk or cycle along the Coastal Path

Where I stand on Black Lives Matter

I can’t tell you how many times I have re-written this piece. I didn’t know if I should even write it? Does it look like I’m jumping on the bandwagon? All of these ridiculous thoughts have gone through my head. Of course, I know keeping silent is why things have gone so wrong, for so long.

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Wales’ Only Thermal Spring in Taffs Well

Did you know that Wales’s only thermal spring is in Taffs Well? Neither did I, and I’ve lived in Cardiff all of my life! I have lived and worked nearby for a long time, and did not know of its existence. It was once a busy tourist hotspot, and now it is nearly forgotten. Can we get Taffs Well’s thermal spring back on the must-see map?

Taffs Well Park
The information sign is impossible to see if you are driving from Cardiff. Driving from Nantgarw the sign is visible (just), but not being a brown tourist sign not many people would think to stop and explore.