Sandy Bay Beach

Sandy Bay beach in Porthcawl is a large sheltered and sandy beach in front of the fairground known as Coney Beach. Sandy Bay curves round and joins onto Trecco Bay beach after Rhych Point.

Sandy Bay is popular with families who can enjoy a traditional seaside location including donkey and pony rides on the beach, alongside other facilities such as trampolines and bouncy castles and the adjacent Coney Beach Fun Fair.

This beach is popular with surfers.

We have no current information on dog restrictions for Sandy 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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Sandy 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 11.2℃ to 14.2℃ with wind speed 2.9 m/sec (NNW)
Monday, Oct 03
Expect a temp in the range 11.9℃ to 12.2℃ with wind speed 2.7 m/sec (ENE)
Tuesday, Oct 04
Expect a temp in the range 13.7℃ to 15.4℃ with wind speed 5.2 m/sec (SW)
Wednesday, Oct 05
Expect a temp in the range 16.5℃ to 16.6℃ with wind speed 9.1 m/sec (SSW)
Thursday, Oct 06
Expect a temp in the range 14.4℃ to 15.2℃ with wind speed 8.9 m/sec (W)
Friday, Oct 07
Expect a temp in the range 13.7℃ to 14.7℃ with wind speed 7.9 m/sec (SW)
Saturday, Oct 08
Expect a temp in the range 13.5℃ to 14.7℃ with wind speed 8.7 m/sec (SW)

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

Sandy Bay Beach Tide Times

Tide times are available at around 600 locations and the closest location to Sandy Bay Beach is at Porthcawl 1.18 km (0.73 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.

Sun 02 Oct
   Low Tide at 03:44 (Height 2.56m)
   High Tide at 10:08 (Height 8.54m)
   Low Tide at 16:13 (Height 2.77m)
   High Tide at 22:37 (Height 8.17m)
Mon 03 Oct
   Low Tide at 04:40 (Height 3.17m)
   High Tide at 11:13 (Height 7.96m)
   Low Tide at 17:27 (Height 3.28m)
   High Tide at 23:57 (Height 7.59m)
Tue 04 Oct
   Low Tide at 06:14 (Height 3.59m)
   High Tide at 12:48 (Height 7.69m)
   Low Tide at 19:21 (Height 3.34m)
Wed 05 Oct
   High Tide at 01:42 (Height 7.52m)
   Low Tide at 08:08 (Height 3.38m)
   High Tide at 14:27 (Height 8.06m)
   Low Tide at 20:52 (Height 2.81m)
Thu 06 Oct
   High Tide at 03:14 (Height 8.09m)
   Low Tide at 09:24 (Height 2.72m)
   High Tide at 15:41 (Height 8.81m)
   Low Tide at 21:56 (Height 2.08m)
Fri 07 Oct
   High Tide at 04:16 (Height 8.84m)
   Low Tide at 10:20 (Height 2.01m)
   High Tide at 16:36 (Height 9.55m)
   Low Tide at 22:46 (Height 1.45m)
Sat 08 Oct
   High Tide at 05:04 (Height 9.48m)
   Low Tide at 11:05 (Height 1.44m)
   High Tide at 17:23 (Height 10.09m)
   Low Tide at 23:29 (Height 1.03m)

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