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

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Rest Bay 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

Expect a temp in the range 6.7℃ to 7.6℃ with wind speed 5.4 m/sec (ENE)
Tuesday, Dec 06partlycloudy_night
Expect a temp in the range 5℃ to 6.4℃ with wind speed 6.3 m/sec (ENE)
Wednesday, Dec 07clearsky_night
Expect a temp in the range 1.7℃ to 2.1℃ with wind speed 1.9 m/sec (NE)
Thursday, Dec 08partlycloudy_night
Expect a temp in the range 0.8℃ to 1.2℃ with wind speed 1.9 m/sec (N)
Friday, Dec 09fair_night
Expect a temp in the range 0.9℃ to 1.7℃ with wind speed 3 m/sec (NNW)
Saturday, Dec 10clearsky_night
Expect a temp in the range 0.2℃ to 0.7℃ with wind speed 2.6 m/sec (NNW)
Sunday, Dec 11fair_night
Expect a temp in the range 2.4℃ to 3.9℃ with wind speed 5.5 m/sec (WNW)

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

Rest Bay Beach Tide Times

Tide times are available at around 600 locations and the closest location to Rest Bay Beach is at Porthcawl 2.98 km (1.85 miles) away. Tides are displayed beneath for up to 7 days and we list both high and low water times along with the height. These times are not adjusted for BST.

Mon 05 Dec
   High Tide at 04:08 (Height 8.83m)
   Low Tide at 10:13 (Height 2.17m)
   High Tide at 16:28 (Height 9.17m)
   Low Tide at 22:34 (Height 1.98m)
Tue 06 Dec
   High Tide at 04:52 (Height 9.10m)
   Low Tide at 10:56 (Height 2.00m)
   High Tide at 17:12 (Height 9.29m)
   Low Tide at 23:13 (Height 1.88m)
Wed 07 Dec
   High Tide at 05:33 (Height 9.29m)
   Low Tide at 11:35 (Height 1.91m)
   High Tide at 17:53 (Height 9.34m)
   Low Tide at 23:49 (Height 1.85m)
Thu 08 Dec
   High Tide at 06:10 (Height 9.40m)
   Low Tide at 12:11 (Height 1.89m)
   High Tide at 18:30 (Height 9.32m)
Fri 09 Dec
   Low Tide at 00:24 (Height 1.87m)
   High Tide at 06:47 (Height 9.41m)
   Low Tide at 12:46 (Height 1.95m)
   High Tide at 19:07 (Height 9.23m)
Sat 10 Dec
   Low Tide at 00:58 (Height 1.97m)
   High Tide at 07:21 (Height 9.34m)
   Low Tide at 13:20 (Height 2.07m)
   High Tide at 19:41 (Height 9.06m)
Sun 11 Dec
   Low Tide at 01:31 (Height 2.13m)
   High Tide at 07:55 (Height 9.19m)
   Low Tide at 13:54 (Height 2.25m)
   High Tide at 20:15 (Height 8.83m)

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