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.
Rest Bay Beach 7 day weather forecast, weather in Porthcawl, Bridgend
Expect a temp in the range 3.2℃ to 3.9℃ with wind speed 2.7 m/sec (NNW)
Expect a temp in the range 2.8℃ to 3.3℃ with wind speed 2.5 m/sec (N)
Expect a temp in the range 2.7℃ to 3.3℃ with wind speed 3.8 m/sec (E)
Expect a temp in the range 6.3℃ to 7.1℃ with wind speed 3.5 m/sec (SSW)
Expect a temp in the range 3.9℃ to 4.7℃ with wind speed 3.3 m/sec (NW)
Expect a temp in the range 1.5℃ to 3.4℃ with wind speed 2.2 m/sec (N)
Expect a temp in the range 1.8℃ to 2.8℃ with wind speed 2.3 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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