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.

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

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 0.5℃ to 2.8℃ with wind speed 4.9 m/sec (E)
Wednesday, Feb 08fog
Expect a temp in the range 0.4℃ to 2.2℃ with wind speed 3.9 m/sec (E)
Thursday, Feb 09partlycloudy_night
Expect a temp in the range 5.9℃ to 8℃ with wind speed 7.7 m/sec (W)
Friday, Feb 10partlycloudy_night
Expect a temp in the range 4.3℃ to 4.8℃ with wind speed 2.1 m/sec (N)
Saturday, Feb 11cloudy
Expect a temp in the range 7.2℃ to 7.6℃ with wind speed 2.9 m/sec (WSW)
Sunday, Feb 12partlycloudy_night
Expect a temp in the range 5.7℃ to 6.1℃ with wind speed 3.5 m/sec (E)
Monday, Feb 13fair_night
Expect a temp in the range 5.2℃ to 5.9℃ with wind speed 5.2 m/sec (ESE)

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.

Tue 07 Feb
   Low Tide at 01:03 (Height 1.67m)
   High Tide at 07:28 (Height 9.46m)
   Low Tide at 13:26 (Height 1.61m)
   High Tide at 19:45 (Height 9.25m)
Wed 08 Feb
   Low Tide at 01:34 (Height 1.58m)
   High Tide at 07:59 (Height 9.51m)
   Low Tide at 13:56 (Height 1.57m)
   High Tide at 20:16 (Height 9.25m)
Thu 09 Feb
   Low Tide at 02:06 (Height 1.57m)
   High Tide at 08:29 (Height 9.47m)
   Low Tide at 14:27 (Height 1.63m)
   High Tide at 20:46 (Height 9.16m)
Fri 10 Feb
   Low Tide at 02:37 (Height 1.67m)
   High Tide at 08:59 (Height 9.34m)
   Low Tide at 14:58 (Height 1.79m)
   High Tide at 21:16 (Height 8.97m)
Sat 11 Feb
   Low Tide at 03:08 (Height 1.89m)
   High Tide at 09:30 (Height 9.11m)
   Low Tide at 15:30 (Height 2.05m)
   High Tide at 21:49 (Height 8.70m)
Sun 12 Feb
   Low Tide at 03:43 (Height 2.20m)
   High Tide at 10:06 (Height 8.79m)
   Low Tide at 16:05 (Height 2.39m)
   High Tide at 22:26 (Height 8.35m)
Mon 13 Feb
   Low Tide at 04:22 (Height 2.58m)
   High Tide at 10:47 (Height 8.38m)
   Low Tide at 16:48 (Height 2.78m)
   High Tide at 23:14 (Height 7.96m)

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