The Vale of Glamorgan, often referred to as The Vale, is a county borough in Wales. With an economy based largely on agriculture and chemicals, it is the southernmost unitary authority in Wales. Attractions include Barry Island Pleasure Park (known for the BBC sitcom, Gavin & Stacey), the Barry Tourist Railway, Porthkerry Park, St Donat's Castle, Cosmeston Lakes Country Park and Cosmeston Medieval Village. It is also the location of Atlantic College, one of the United World Colleges. The largest town is Barry. Other towns include Penarth, Llantwit Major and Cowbridge.
Beaches include: Rest Bay Beach, Porthcawl / Newton Bay Beach, Porthcawl / Merthyr Mawr Sand Dunes, Bridgend / Whitmore Bay Beach & Watchtower Bay, Barry / Bendricks Beach, Barry / Ogmore-By-Sea Beach / Dunraven Bay, Southerndown / Southerndown Strand, Southerndown / Tresilian Bay, St.Donats / Llantwit Major Beach /