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 7 day weather forecast for Porthcawl in Bridgend
Expect a temp in the range 19.8℃ to 20.6℃ with wind speed 8.3 m/sec (ENE)
Expect a temp in the range 16.6℃ to 17.5℃ with wind speed 4.3 m/sec (ENE)
Expect a temp in the range 15.4℃ to 17℃ with wind speed 3.4 m/sec (NW)
Expect a temp in the range 16.3℃ to 17.5℃ with wind speed 2.8 m/sec (W)
Expect a temp in the range 15.3℃ to 17℃ with wind speed 3.7 m/sec (W)
Expect a temp in the range 12.3℃ to 14℃ with wind speed 8.6 m/sec (SW)
Expect a temp in the range 14.4℃ to 16.2℃ with wind speed 6.7 m/sec (W)
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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