"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 Tuesday 23 May

06:00


Chance of rain 10%
Max temp. 13°C
(feels like 11°C)
Wind 2mph, gusting to 5mph.
WSW
Pressure 1020
Humidity 99%
UV Index
Air Quality

09:00


Chance of rain 24%
Max temp. 13°C
(feels like 11°C)
Wind 3mph, gusting to 5mph.
WSW
Pressure 1021
Humidity 99%
UV Index
Air Quality

12:00


Chance of rain 13%
Max temp. 14°C
(feels like 12°C)
Wind 3mph, gusting to 5mph.
WSW
Pressure 1023
Humidity 98%
UV Index
Air Quality

15:00


Chance of rain 11%
Max temp. 14°C
(feels like 12°C)
Wind 3mph, gusting to 5mph.
W
Pressure 1024
Humidity 97%
UV Index
Air Quality

18:00


Chance of rain 9%
Max temp. 13°C
(feels like 12°C)
Wind 3mph, gusting to 4mph.
W
Pressure 1024
Humidity 97%
UV Index
Air Quality

21:00


Chance of rain 18%
Max temp. 13°C
(feels like 12°C)
Wind 2mph, gusting to 3mph.
W
Pressure 1026
Humidity 99%
UV Index n/a
Air Quality
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