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.
Dog Friendly Beach?
We have no current information on dog restrictions for Rest Bay Beach.
Why not check other beaches nearby as we have 4 beaches in Bridgend, or check our list of Bridgend Dog Friendly Beaches.
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Rest Bay Beach Water Quality
- 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 9.1℃ to 9.3℃ with wind speed 14.2 m/sec (WNW)
Expect a temp in the range 8.5℃ to 9℃ with wind speed 11.7 m/sec (WNW)
Expect a temp in the range 6.9℃ to 8.2℃ with wind speed 7 m/sec (N)
Expect a temp in the range 2.7℃ to 5.4℃ with wind speed 6.2 m/sec (E)
Expect a temp in the range 4.7℃ to 6.5℃ with wind speed 1.2 m/sec (E)
Expect a temp in the range 8.6℃ to 8.9℃ with wind speed 4.3 m/sec (W)
Expect a temp in the range 9.1℃ to 9.2℃ with wind speed 4.9 m/sec (W)
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.
High Tide at 01:43 (Height 6.93m)
Low Tide at 08:20 (Height 3.75m)
High Tide at 14:42 (Height 6.90m)
Low Tide at 20:48 (Height 3.70m)
High Tide at 03:16 (Height 7.38m)
Low Tide at 09:33 (Height 3.22m)
High Tide at 15:51 (Height 7.48m)
Low Tide at 21:48 (Height 3.12m)
High Tide at 04:11 (Height 8.00m)
Low Tide at 10:21 (Height 2.63m)
High Tide at 16:36 (Height 8.11m)
Low Tide at 22:31 (Height 2.53m)
High Tide at 04:51 (Height 8.58m)
Low Tide at 10:57 (Height 2.11m)
High Tide at 17:12 (Height 8.65m)
Low Tide at 23:07 (Height 2.02m)
High Tide at 05:27 (Height 9.05m)
Low Tide at 11:31 (Height 1.70m)
High Tide at 17:46 (Height 9.09m)
Low Tide at 23:39 (Height 1.62m)
High Tide at 05:59 (Height 9.40m)
Low Tide at 12:01 (Height 1.40m)
High Tide at 18:17 (Height 9.42m)
Low Tide at 00:11 (Height 1.32m)
High Tide at 06:31 (Height 9.65m)
Low Tide at 12:31 (Height 1.20m)
High Tide at 18:49 (Height 9.65m)
Contains ADMIRALTY® tidal data: © Crown Copyright and database right.
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