Rest Bay Beach

Rest Bay Beach, Porthcawl, Bridgend

Place Category: Beaches

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  • Rest Bay beach is approximately 2.5 kilometres at low tide, and faces south west towards the Bristol Channel.  The beach is a mix of sand with rock slabs and pebbles at the high tide line.

    Porthcawl town sits in the south-east end of the bay, while the north-west end has the Royal Porthcawl Golf Course.

    Popular with surfers, windsurfing and kitesurfing in designated zones.

    Rest Bay Beach is a Blue Flag Beach.

    We have no current information on dog restrictions for Rest Bay Beach.

    Why not check other beaches nearby as we have 4 beaches around Porthcawl, 5 beaches in Bridgend, or check our list of Bridgend Dog Friendly Beaches.

  • Rest Bay Beach 7-day Weather Forecast

    Light rain tomorrow through next Tuesday, with temperatures falling to 15°C next Tuesday.

    Today's Forecast
     Mostly cloudy throughout the day.
     
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    19
       2%  68%   4 mph
      7:08 am    7:06 pm
    Wednesday, Sep 27th
     Rain in the afternoon and evening.
     
    13
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    17
       66%  73%   13 mph
      7:10 am    7:03 pm

    Thursday, Sep 28th
     Mostly cloudy throughout the day.
     
    12
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    17
       45%  71%   7 mph
      7:11 am    7:01 pm
    Friday, Sep 29th
     Light rain until afternoon, starting again overnight.
     
    13
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    17
       39%  84%   7 mph
      7:13 am    6:59 pm

    Saturday, Sep 30th
     Light rain in the morning and evening.
     
    11
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    15
       38%  63%   8 mph
      7:15 am    6:57 pm
    Sunday, Oct 1st
     Light rain throughout the day.
     
    11
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    16
       33%  95%   13 mph
      7:16 am    6:54 pm

    Monday, Oct 2nd
     Light rain and windy starting in the afternoon.
     
    12
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    16
       49%  100%   24 mph
      7:18 am    6:52 pm
    Tuesday, Oct 3rd
     Light rain until afternoon, starting again in the evening, and windy in the morning.
     
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    15
       54%  97%   26 mph
      7:20 am    6:50 pm

  • Rest Bay Beach Tide Times

     

  • Rest Bay Beach Bathing Water Quality

    Water samples are taken at regular intervals during the bathing season and at the end of the season the water quality is classified as:
    • Excellent: the highest classification meaning the water is cleanest
    • Good: generally good water quality
    • Sufficient: meets minimum standards
    • Poor: You are advised not to swim. The beach will stay open and an action plan should be in place to improve the water quality.
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