Itinerary

Rest Bay Beach

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

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Beach 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.

7 Day Weather Forecast

Today
Expect a temp in the range 15.2℃ to 15.7℃ with wind speed 7.6 m/sec (W)
Tuesday, Jul 05
Expect a temp in the range 13℃ to 14.1℃ with wind speed 2.1 m/sec (NW)
Wednesday, Jul 06
Expect a temp in the range 14.1℃ to 14.8℃ with wind speed 3 m/sec (N)
Thursday, Jul 07
Expect a temp in the range 15.6℃ to 16.5℃ with wind speed 4.5 m/sec (NW)
Friday, Jul 08
Expect a temp in the range 15.7℃ to 16.8℃ with wind speed 2.1 m/sec (NE)
Saturday, Jul 09
Expect a temp in the range 14℃ to 17℃ with wind speed 2.4 m/sec (ENE)
Sunday, Jul 10
Expect a temp in the range 15.1℃ to 16.9℃ with wind speed 2.2 m/sec (NNE)

Porthcawl weather forecast from Yr, delivered by the Norwegian Meteorological Institute and NRK

Rest Bay Beach Tide Times

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