"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 and Tides

Forecast for Thursday 17 August

06:00


Chance of rain 7%
Max temp. 17°C
(feels like 14°C)
Wind 6mph, gusting to 9mph.
WSW
Pressure 1009
Humidity 94%
UV Index
Air Quality

09:00


Chance of rain 3%
Max temp. 17°C
(feels like 15°C)
Wind 4mph, gusting to 6mph.
WSW
Pressure 1011
Humidity 84%
UV Index
Air Quality

12:00


Chance of rain 3%
Max temp. 18°C
(feels like 15°C)
Wind 5mph, gusting to 7mph.
WSW
Pressure 1012
Humidity 78%
UV Index
Air Quality

15:00


Chance of rain 4%
Max temp. 18°C
(feels like 15°C)
Wind 5mph, gusting to 8mph.
WSW
Pressure 1011
Humidity 82%
UV Index
Air Quality

18:00


Chance of rain 7%
Max temp. 17°C
(feels like 14°C)
Wind 5mph, gusting to 7mph.
WSW
Pressure 1011
Humidity 84%
UV Index
Air Quality

21:00


Chance of rain 10%
Max temp. 17°C
(feels like 13°C)
Wind 5mph, gusting to 8mph.
SW
Pressure 1011
Humidity 86%
UV Index n/a
Air Quality
High Tide
02:12 BST
(01:12 GMT)
Low Tide
08:30 BST
(07:30 GMT)
High Tide
14:52 BST
(13:52 GMT)
Low Tide
21:16 BST
(20:16 GMT)

Important! Tide times are for the nearest measurement point and may not be accurate for this location. You should not rely on these times for anything other than a broad indication of when the tide will be at its highest or lowest.

In particular, these tide times are not suitable for navigational use. Accurate tide forecasts require complex calculations and detailed local information. If you intend to engage in any activity for which tidal information is important for safety reasons (including sailing, powerboating, diving, and surfing) then you should obtain professional data.

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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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