"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 Thursday 22 June

06:00


Chance of rain 15%
Max temp. 16°C
(feels like 13°C)
Wind 4mph, gusting to 8mph.
W
Pressure 1012
Humidity 87%
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Air Quality

09:00


Chance of rain 12%
Max temp. 16°C
(feels like 13°C)
Wind 5mph, gusting to 8mph.
W
Pressure 1013
Humidity 92%
UV Index
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12:00


Chance of rain 5%
Max temp. 17°C
(feels like 14°C)
Wind 5mph, gusting to 8mph.
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Pressure 1014
Humidity 84%
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15:00


Chance of rain 4%
Max temp. 16°C
(feels like 13°C)
Wind 5mph, gusting to 7mph.
W
Pressure 1014
Humidity 87%
UV Index
Air Quality

18:00


Chance of rain 4%
Max temp. 16°C
(feels like 13°C)
Wind 5mph, gusting to 7mph.
W
Pressure 1015
Humidity 77%
UV Index
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21:00


Chance of rain 5%
Max temp. 15°C
(feels like 12°C)
Wind 4mph, gusting to 7mph.
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Pressure 1016
Humidity 81%
UV Index n/a
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