Take a walk
Just across the road from the Pelican lies Ogmore Castle and from there, by treading the stepping stones across the River Ewenny, you can easily get to Merthyr Mawr, a picturesque village with thatched cottages.
There you’ll also find Merthy Mawr Warren, the highest sand dune slacks in Europe, and a wildlife haven where parts of Lawrence of Arabia were filmed, as well as Candleston Castle.
Just along the coast overlooking Dunraven Bay lies Dunraven Castle. The fortified mansion has now been demolished, but the gardens can still be seen, along with beautiful walks along the nearby cliff tops.
Local legends abound of smuggling and deliberate shipwrecking around this treacherous spot.
There’s plenty to see and do near the Pelican, making it the perfect place to cap off a busy day – or use as a base for a day trip.
Build up an appetite with a walk through stunning scenery, get active a range of land and water-based sports, or just relax on the beautiful beaches just around the corner.
Beaches and Cliffs
The nearby coast is stunning and well worth a visit. Ogmore by Sea’s beach and cliffs are about a mile and a half way – making for a lovely walk. The beach is mainly sandy and great for sunbathing, swimming and surfing.
On a low tide you can walk through Hardy's bay and even across to Southerndown without leaving the beach. Southerndown is the next village along from Ogmore and boasts the second largest sandy beach in South Wales.
Newton Beach lies across the river from Ogmore and, from there, you can walk to Porthcawl. Whilst it’s possible to cross the river at low tide, please be careful as there are strong currents.