Comedian Rhod Gilbert’s “Work Experience” at AJ Guttridge Flowers

March 22nd is Mother’s Day so why don’t you have a day celebrating by the seafront.

With it’s wide variety of shops and cafes, Porthcawl has everything you could ever want. There’s plenty to do in Porthcawl and we’ve listed some of our favourites for you to check out.

Maple which is not just one store but 4 stores throughout the high street. After started out as confectionary store Maple Chocolates, they have quickly expanded to running gift shop Maple Gifts, occasion store Seasons @ Maple and children’s store Little Maple. It’s a real Porthcawl success story and definitely worth checking them all out for all your different needs.

There’s a range of independent clothes shops selling items you won’t find anywhere else, such as Divine or Shireen Boutique as well as high street classics such as New Look. If you’re looking for shoes, then try out independent shoe stores Marcus and Mabel and Walters Shoes. For something different check out Brushstrokes which sells paintings, furniture and soft furnishings so get something nice for the house. With all the shops in Porthcawl, you might need a sit down; and Broomwagen CafeCoffi Co and Costa Coffee; are perfect places to rest and recover with coffee by a skilled barista and freshly made cakes.

There’s many places you can go for a heartier meal in Porthcawl too. If you’re a fan of Italian cuisine it’s definitely worth checking out Woodyz with their famous wood fired pizzas or Double Zero in the harbour. If you want something different, you’ll love Isabella’s Brasserie, a Spanish restaurant serving a range of delicious and filling specials. The Angel Inn is also a short drive away in Mawdlam, the beautiful village next to the Kenfig Hill Nature Reserve and serve a variety of classic homemade pub dishes.

Finally, don’t forget to get flowers from A.J. Guttridge Flowers, the perfect Mother’s Day card from Greetings @ Maple and if you want to get her a tipple, independent shop Wall2Wall Wines sells an impressive range of wines and gins from all over the world.

We wish you have a happy Mother’s Day together from the Experience Porthcawl team!

Outdoor seating at Double Zero Pizza & The Harbour Kitchen


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