"Sittin' on the dock of the bay"

Porthcawl

Porthcawl is a town and community on the south coast of Wales in the county borough of Bridgend, 25 miles (40 km) west of the capital city, Cardiff and 19 miles (31 km) southeast of Swansea. Situated on a low limestone headland on the South Wales coast, overlooking the Bristol Channel, Porthcawl developed as a coal port during the 19th century, but its trade was soon taken over by more rapidly developing ports such as Barry. Northwest of the town, in the dunes known as Kenfig Burrows, are hidden the last remnants of the town and Kenfig Castle, which were overwhelmed by sand about 1400.

Local authority: Bridgend Council

OS Grid Reference: SS827770

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Things to see and do in and around Porthcawl

  • Merthyr Mawr Sand Dunes
  • Dizzys Castle
  • Claypits Pottery
  • Sadie and Franks
  • Ewenny Pottery
  • Bridgend Recreation Centre
  • JumpINGym

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 Friday 21 July

06:00


Chance of rain 46%
Max temp. 16°C
(feels like 13°C)
Wind 6mph, gusting to 9mph.
SSE
Pressure 1003
Humidity 85%
UV Index
Air Quality

09:00


Chance of rain 74%
Max temp. 17°C
(feels like 13°C)
Wind 6mph, gusting to 10mph.
SSE
Pressure 1002
Humidity 83%
UV Index
Air Quality

12:00


Chance of rain 71%
Max temp. 16°C
(feels like 13°C)
Wind 5mph, gusting to 8mph.
S
Pressure 1002
Humidity 86%
UV Index
Air Quality

15:00


Chance of rain 65%
Max temp. 16°C
(feels like 14°C)
Wind 3mph, gusting to 5mph.
S
Pressure 1002
Humidity 82%
UV Index
Air Quality

18:00


Chance of rain 35%
Max temp. 16°C
(feels like 14°C)
Wind 3mph, gusting to 5mph.
S
Pressure 1002
Humidity 80%
UV Index
Air Quality

21:00


Chance of rain 28%
Max temp. 15°C
(feels like 14°C)
Wind 3mph, gusting to 4mph.
S
Pressure 1003
Humidity 80%
UV Index n/a
Air Quality
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