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.
- 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.
Our weather forecast for Porthcawl in Bridgend
Today (Sunday, Mar 07)
Expect a temperature in the range 2℃ to 5.2℃ with a wind speed 2.9 m/sec (NE)
Monday, Mar 08
Expect a temperature in the range 1.5℃ to 2.3℃ with a wind speed 2.7 m/sec (NNE)
Tuesday, Mar 09
Expect a temperature in the range 4.1℃ to 4.5℃ with a wind speed 2.4 m/sec (NW)
Wednesday, Mar 10
Expect a temperature in the range 7.4℃ to 8.4℃ with a wind speed 8.8 m/sec (SSW)
Thursday, Mar 11
Expect a temperature in the range 6.7℃ to 9.2℃ with a wind speed 17.7 m/sec (SW)
Friday, Mar 12
Expect a temperature in the range 6.9℃ to 7.2℃ with a wind speed 13.7 m/sec (W)
Saturday, Mar 13
Expect a temperature in the range 6.6℃ to 7.1℃ with a wind speed 6.7 m/sec (SW)
Weather forecast from Yr, delivered by the Norwegian Meteorological Institute and NRK
Our tide forecast for Rest Bay Beach in Bridgend.
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