Nash Point

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This article is about the Welsh headland. For the game theory term, see Nash equilibrium.
Nash Point lighthouses, 1840
Nash Point
Short Tower, Keepers Cottages, Fog Horn House & Lighthouse at Nash Point
Nash Point Lighthouse with Fog Horn House in foreground

Nash Point is a headland and beach in the Monknash Coast of the Vale of Glamorgan in south Wales. It is a popular location for ramblers and hiking along the cliffs to Llantwit Major beach.

A short circular walk of 4 miles from the lighthouses at Nash Point to St Donats can be accessed along the cliff tops. The walk covers part of the Glamorgan Heritage Coast path with dramatic views of the coast. The going is flat and easy although the cliff-tops can be muddy after rain. The walk goes past the Horse Shoe Inn at Marcross. Refreshments are sold at the Nash Point car park and there are toilets in the small building when it is open.

In 1962, the empty tanker BP Driver was pushed on the rocks and was abandoned.[1] At low tide, remains of the wreck can be found about 200m north of the beach access by the light house.[2]

Nash Point Lighthouse[edit]

The Nash Point Lighthouse was designed by James Walker, the chief engineer for Trinity House. First lit in 1832, the lighthouse was electrified in 1968. Nash Point Lighthouse became the last manned lighthouse in Wales, and was automated in 1998.[3]

Trinity House provides public tours of the lighthouse.


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Coordinates: 51°24′14″N 3°33′41″W / 51.4038°N 3.5615°W / 51.4038; -3.5615