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 9.1℃ to 9.3℃ with wind speed 14.2 m/sec (WNW)
Saturday, Apr 01lightrain
Expect a temp in the range 8.5℃ to 9℃ with wind speed 11.7 m/sec (WNW)
Sunday, Apr 02partlycloudy_night
Expect a temp in the range 6.9℃ to 8.2℃ with wind speed 7 m/sec (N)
Monday, Apr 03fair_night
Expect a temp in the range 2.7℃ to 5.4℃ with wind speed 6.2 m/sec (E)
Tuesday, Apr 04cloudy
Expect a temp in the range 4.7℃ to 6.5℃ with wind speed 1.2 m/sec (E)
Wednesday, Apr 05cloudy
Expect a temp in the range 8.6℃ to 8.9℃ with wind speed 4.3 m/sec (W)
Thursday, Apr 06cloudy
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.

Fri 31 Mar
   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)
Sat 01 Apr
   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)
Sun 02 Apr
   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)
Mon 03 Apr
   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)
Tue 04 Apr
   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)
Wed 05 Apr
   High Tide at 05:59 (Height 9.40m)
   Low Tide at 12:01 (Height 1.40m)
   High Tide at 18:17 (Height 9.42m)
Thu 06 Apr
   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)

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