"Sittin' on the dock of the bay"

Porthcawl - Rest Bay Beach

Rest Bay is an expanse of firm golden sand backed by low cliffs. The beach has plenty of parking available with cafes near by. It is a popular resort for a variety of watersports including surfing, windsurfing and kite surfing.

Beach type: Sand

Nearest town: Porthcawl

Local authority: Bridgend Council

OS Grid Reference: SS800778

Awards

Blue Flag Beach

Marine Conservation Society Recommended

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Things to see and do near Porthcawl - Rest Bay Beach

  • Dizzys Castle (3m)
  • Merthyr Mawr Sand Dunes (4m)
  • Claypits Pottery (5m)
  • Go Ape! Margam (6m)
  • Margam Country Park (6m)
  • Wiggleys Fun Farm (6m)
  • Sadie and Franks (6m)
  • Ewenny Pottery (6m)
  • Bridgend Recreation Centre (6m)
  • JumpINGym (6m)

Tourist Information

Porthcawl
Tourist Information Centre
Old Police Station
John Street
Porthcawl Brigend
Wales
CF36 3DT

Phone 01656 786 639
Email porthcawltic@bridgend.gov.uk

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Weather

Forecast for Thursday 25 April

06:00


Chance of rain 14%
Max temp. 10°C
(feels like 7°C)
Wind 5mph, gusting to 7mph.
SE
Pressure 991
Humidity 89%
UV Index
Air Quality

09:00


Chance of rain 13%
Max temp. 11°C
(feels like 9°C)
Wind 4mph, gusting to 6mph.
SSE
Pressure 994
Humidity 76%
UV Index
Air Quality

12:00


Chance of rain 37%
Max temp. 12°C
(feels like 9°C)
Wind 3mph, gusting to 6mph.
S
Pressure 995
Humidity 73%
UV Index
Air Quality

15:00


Chance of rain 11%
Max temp. 12°C
(feels like 10°C)
Wind 3mph, gusting to 6mph.
SSW
Pressure 997
Humidity 68%
UV Index
Air Quality

18:00


Chance of rain 34%
Max temp. 12°C
(feels like 10°C)
Wind 2mph, gusting to 4mph.
SSW
Pressure 999
Humidity 70%
UV Index
Air Quality

21:00


Chance of rain 5%
Max temp. 10°C
(feels like 8°C)
Wind 3mph, gusting to 5mph.
S
Pressure 1002
Humidity 81%
UV Index n/a
Air Quality
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A firm golden sandy beach backed by low cliffs and The Royal Porthcawl Golf Course. It faces south west and receives the full force of the Atlantic swells, which produces excellent surf.

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