Rest Bay Beach, Porthcawl, Bridgend
  • Profile

    Rest Bay Beach Information

    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 and has been awarded a regional Seaside Award.

    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, 4 beaches in Bridgend, or check our list of Bridgend Dog Friendly Beaches.

  • Water Quality

    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.
  • Tides
  • Weather

    7-day Weather Forecast

    Rain on Saturday through next Tuesday, with high temperatures bottoming out at 7°C on Thursday.

    Today's Forecast
     Overcast throughout the day.
       21%  95%   10 mph
      8:11 am    4:07 pm
    Wednesday, Dec 12th
     Overcast throughout the day and windy starting in the evening.
       46%  98%   20 mph
      8:12 am    4:07 pm

    Thursday, Dec 13th
     Windy until afternoon and foggy in the morning.
       60%  98%   26 mph
      8:13 am    4:07 pm
    Friday, Dec 14th
     Mostly cloudy throughout the day.
       25%  77%   17 mph
      8:14 am    4:07 pm

    Saturday, Dec 15th
     Rain until evening and windy in the morning.
       100%  97%   20 mph
      8:15 am    4:07 pm
    Sunday, Dec 16th
     Rain overnight.
       71%  49%   7 mph
      8:16 am    4:07 pm

    Monday, Dec 17th
     Rain in the morning and overnight and dangerously windy starting in the evening.
       81%  65%   18 mph
      8:17 am    4:07 pm
    Tuesday, Dec 18th
     Light rain in the morning.
       94%  81%   12 mph
      8:17 am    4:08 pm

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