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.

Dog Friendly Beach?

We have no current information on dog restrictions for Sandy 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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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 2.1℃ to 2.6℃ with wind speed 5.2 m/sec (NNE)
Friday, Jan 27fair_night
Expect a temp in the range 2.1℃ to 3.3℃ with wind speed 4.8 m/sec (NNE)
Saturday, Jan 28fair_night
Expect a temp in the range 2℃ to 2.7℃ with wind speed 2.4 m/sec (N)
Sunday, Jan 29partlycloudy_night
Expect a temp in the range 6.6℃ to 6.9℃ with wind speed 6.4 m/sec (W)
Monday, Jan 30partlycloudy_night
Expect a temp in the range 5.6℃ to 9℃ with wind speed 9.1 m/sec (WNW)
Tuesday, Jan 31cloudy
Expect a temp in the range 8℃ to 9℃ with wind speed 7.2 m/sec (W)
Wednesday, Feb 01cloudy
Expect a temp in the range 6.5℃ to 7.2℃ with wind speed 8.3 m/sec (WNW)

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.

Thu 26 Jan
   Low Tide at 03:16 (Height 1.19m)
   High Tide at 09:38 (Height 10.07m)
   Low Tide at 15:44 (Height 1.24m)
   High Tide at 21:59 (Height 9.33m)
Fri 27 Jan
   Low Tide at 03:59 (Height 1.62m)
   High Tide at 10:21 (Height 9.55m)
   Low Tide at 16:26 (Height 1.78m)
   High Tide at 22:42 (Height 8.79m)
Sat 28 Jan
   Low Tide at 04:44 (Height 2.16m)
   High Tide at 11:07 (Height 8.92m)
   Low Tide at 17:13 (Height 2.38m)
   High Tide at 23:29 (Height 8.22m)
Sun 29 Jan
   Low Tide at 05:33 (Height 2.72m)
   High Tide at 11:59 (Height 8.28m)
   Low Tide at 18:06 (Height 2.93m)
Mon 30 Jan
   High Tide at 00:25 (Height 7.74m)
   Low Tide at 06:38 (Height 3.20m)
   High Tide at 13:01 (Height 7.76m)
   Low Tide at 19:15 (Height 3.31m)
Tue 31 Jan
   High Tide at 01:38 (Height 7.46m)
   Low Tide at 08:01 (Height 3.43m)
   High Tide at 14:18 (Height 7.53m)
   Low Tide at 20:36 (Height 3.38m)
Wed 01 Feb
   High Tide at 03:01 (Height 7.54m)
   Low Tide at 09:20 (Height 3.30m)
   High Tide at 15:36 (Height 7.67m)
   Low Tide at 21:45 (Height 3.15m)

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