"Sittin' on the dock of the bay"

Porthcawl - Sandy Bay Beach

The bay faces south towards the Bristol Channel and is approximately 650 metres in length, with the harbour and promenade to the west, Coney Bay Amusement Park to the north and Rhych Point to the east. The beach is sandy and gently sloping.

Beach type: Sand

Nearest town: Porthcawl

Local authority: Bridgend Council

OS Grid Reference: SS824764

Awards

Marine Conservation Society Recommended

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Things to see and do near Porthcawl - Sandy Bay Beach

  • Merthyr Mawr Sand Dunes (3m)
  • Dizzys Castle (4m)
  • Claypits Pottery (4m)
  • Sadie and Franks (5m)
  • Ewenny Pottery (5m)
  • Bridgend Recreation Centre (5m)
  • JumpINGym (5m)
  • Wiggleys Fun Farm (6m)
  • Once Upon A Playtime (6m)
  • Parc Slip Nature Reserve (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 Tuesday 12 December

06:00


Chance of rain 5%
Max temp. -0°C
(feels like -3°C)
Wind 1mph, gusting to 3mph.
NNW
Pressure 1006
Humidity 96%
UV Index n/a
Air Quality

09:00


Chance of rain 2%
Max temp. 0°C
(feels like -2°C)
Wind 1mph, gusting to 2mph.
N
Pressure 1008
Humidity 95%
UV Index
Air Quality

12:00


Chance of rain 3%
Max temp. 5°C
(feels like 3°C)
Wind 1mph, gusting to 2mph.
NW
Pressure 1008
Humidity 84%
UV Index
Air Quality

15:00


Chance of rain 5%
Max temp. 6°C
(feels like 3°C)
Wind 2mph, gusting to 3mph.
NE
Pressure 1008
Humidity 85%
UV Index
Air Quality

18:00


Chance of rain 56%
Max temp. 7°C
(feels like 3°C)
Wind 4mph, gusting to 6mph.
SSW
Pressure 1008
Humidity 89%
UV Index n/a
Air Quality

21:00


Chance of rain 81%
Max temp. 7°C
(feels like 4°C)
Wind 4mph, gusting to 6mph.
SSW
Pressure 1007
Humidity 91%
UV Index n/a
Air Quality
High Tide
01:12 GMT
Low Tide
07:27 GMT
High Tide
13:43 GMT
Low Tide
20:11 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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Sheltered sandy beach within walking distance of Porthcawl. The Coney Beach amusement park is situated on the promenade.

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