Porthcawl Destination Guide

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Visiting Porthcawl, nestled in the heart of South Wales, offers a unique blend of breathtaking scenery, rich heritage, and a variety of activities that cater to every visitor's dream. With its picturesque views of the Bristol Channel, this coastal town offers a special charm that has attracted visitors for generations. From the tranquil sands of Rest Bay to the family-friendly atmosphere of Coney Beach, Porthcawl's beaches provide the perfect backdrop for a quintessentially British seaside experience. As well as many beaches, you have a harbour and also large sand dune systems and nature reserves on either side.

Porthcawl Bridgend Coast Map


Want some ideas on where to visit?

Every favourite location must be visited for the first time. Want some ideas, why not check out the below small selection of coastal locations, including beaches, activities, things to see and do, and places to stay and eat:

Porthcawl Town Beach

Kenfig National Nature Reserve

Place Tags: Outdoors - Nature

Sandy Bay Beach (Coney Beach)

Rest Bay Beach

Trecco Bay Beach

Coney Beach Pleasure Park

Place Tags: Attractions

Merthyr Mawr Sand Dunes

Place Tags: Outdoors - Nature

Porthcawl lifeboat station

Place Tags: Lifeboats

Newton Bay Beach

Place Tags: Beaches and Dog Friendly

Sker Beach (Kenfig Sands)

Place Tags: Beaches and Dog Friendly

Pink Bay

Place Tags: Beaches and Dog Friendly