General Information

Useful Local Contacts

Experience Porthcawl proudly opened our Information Hub for tourists in June 2019, the county's only tourist information centre.

You can find us at Eastern Promenade, Porthcawl, CF36 3BN. We're just before the RNLI building and next to the Harbour Quarter Porthcawl building currently under construction.

We're open daily where possible between April and October but currently closed to due to public health guidance.

By car
Porthcawl is closer than you think, being only 70 minutes drive from Bristol, 2 hours 30 minutes from Birmingham and 3 hours 15 minutes from London, you can be by the coast in no time!

1. Join the M4 westbound from your location, take Junction 37 for Porthcawl.
2. At the roundabout, take the first exit (ahead), to join the A4229 for Porthcawl.
3. At the roundabout, take the second exit (ahead), to stay on the A4229 for Porthcawl.
4. At the roundabout with the petrol station, take the third exit (right), to stay on the A4229 for Porthcawl.
5. At the roundabout, take the second exit (ahead), to join A4106.
6. At the roundabout, take the third exit (ahead) to lead you to the centre of Porthcawl.

By plane
Catch one of many great value flights to Cardiff Airport (40 minutes drive to Porthcawl) or Bristol Airport (1 hour 25 minutes). Both have taxis, vehicle rental or public transport to get you to the coast in no time.

By train
Get a train to Bridgend from London Paddington (2 hours 15 minutes train journey), Bristol Parkway (1 hour) or Reading (1 hour 50 minutes) with Great Western Railway or from Manchester Piccadilly (4 hours 5 minutes) or Crewe (3 hours 20 minutes) with Transport for Wales. Then get a taxi from the rank outside to take you straight to Porthcawl. (20 minutes taxi ride)

By bus
Get the National Express 804 coach to Bridgend Designer Outlet from London Victoria (4 hours 40 minutes coach journey), Bristol (1 hour 50 minutes) or Bath (2 hours 15 minutes). Then get a taxi to Porthcawl (15 minutes taxi ride) by calling Dragon Taxis Bridgend, using the Dragons Taxi Bridgend app or by calling TJ Taxis Aberkenfig. Alternatively catch the regular 63 bus to Porthcawl. (40 minutes bus journey)

Porthcawl Bike Hire, Bucaneer Complex, Mackworth Road, Porthcawl CF36 5BT

Tel:  07850 684740

Mobility Scooters
Porthcawl and South Wales,
Rear of 53-57 Fenton Place,
Porthcawl
CF36 3DW

Tel:  07794693667

email:  info@mobilityscootersporthcawl.co.uk

Porthcawl Medical Centre
Clos y Mametz
Porthcawl
CF36 5DJ

Tel:  01656 304204 or Emergency Help - 304204 (option 9) (surgery hours only)

Surgery opening hours:  Monday-Friday 8.00am-6.00pm

The Channings,
33 Mary Street, Porthcawl CF36 3YN
Tel:  01656 783403

Surgery opening hours:
Mon-Thurs:  8.30am-12.50pm & 2.00pm-5.00pm
Fri:  8.30am-12.30pm & 1.15pm-3.00pm


Porthcawl Dental Care,
34 Victoria Avenue, Porthcawl
CF36 3HG
Tel:  01656 783217


uSmile Dental Practice,
21 Hillsboro Place,
Porthcawl
CF36 3BH
Tel:  01656 782365
Surgery opening hours:
Open Monday-Friday 8.00am-6.00pm

Boots,
72-74 John Street,
Porthcawl
CF36 3BD

Tel:  01656 782508


Balkwill,
102-104
John Street,
Porthcawl
CF36 3DT

Tel:  01656 782013


Well,

11 Lias Road

Porthcawl

CF36 3AH

Tel:  01656 772443


Porthcawl Pharmacy

104 New Road

Porthcawl

CF36 5DE

Tel:  01656 782695


Driven Taxis
8 Dock Street,
Porthcawl
CF36 3BL

Tel:  01656 78887


Lee's Cabs
39 Esplanade Avenue
Porthcawl
CF36 3YS

Tel:  01656 72448  


James Taxis
3 Vernon Road
Porthcawl
CF36 5LN

Tel: 07585 557315


All Saints
Victoria Avenue
Porthcawl
CF36 3HD

Denomination - Anglian 

http://parishofporthcawl.org/locations/all-saints-church/
Tel: 01656 786899


Gilgal Baptist Church
Park Avenue
Porthcawl
CF36 3EP

Denomination - Baptist / Evangelical 

http://gilgalbaptistchurch.co.uk/
Tel: 01656 785046
Email: gillardmc@aol.com


Our Lady Star of the Sea
201 New Road
Porthcawl
CF36 5BN

Denomination - Catholic

https://catholicchurchporthcawl.org.uk/
Tel: 01656 652034


Trinity Methodist and The United Reformed Church
John Street
Porthcawl
CF36 3DT

Denomination - Methodist

https://www.trinitychurchporthcawl.org/welcome.htm
Tel: 01656 786070 / 07484 853067


Saint John the Baptist Church
Church Street
Newton, Porthcawl
CF36 5PD

Denomination - Anglian 

http://parishofporthcawl.org/locations/saint-john/
Tel: 01656 786899


Grace Community Church
Newton Nottage Road
Newton, Porthcawl
CF36 5RR

Denomination - General 

https://www.gccporthcawl.org/
Tel: 01656 773113


Saint David's Church
Florence Street
Nottage, Porthcawl
CF36 3PF

Denomination - Anglian 

http://parishofporthcawl.org/locations/saint-david/
Tel: 01656 786899


Capel Y Tabernacl
18 Fenton Place
Porthcawl
CF36 3DW

Denomination - Welsh-speaking

https://tabernacl-porthcawl.org.uk/tabnclPorth/index.php


Arlington Road Presbyterian Church
Arlington Road
Porthcawl
CF36 3DD

Denomination - Presbyterian

https://www.thebestof.co.uk/local/bridgend/community-hub/local-guides/view/arlingtonroadpresbyterianchurch/
Tel: 01656 782117

Maes Glas Veterinary Group,
126 West Road,
Porthcawl
CF36 3RY

Tel:  01656 782345

Opening hours: Monday-Friday 9.00am-6.00pm (closed from 1.00-2.00pm)


Shepherds
1 Lifeboat Road,
Porthcawl
CF36 3BS

Tel:  01656 785582

Opening Hours: Monday-Friday 2.00pm-5.00pm

Rest Bay Ward:

Cllr Clarke 01656 786018/07957456651

Cllr M Emment-Lewis 01656 772238/07974429561

Cllr A Harris 01656 786145/07812042382

Nottage Ward:

Cllr Norah Clarke (current Mayor of Porthcawl)  01656 786018/07776437565

Cllr R Lee 01656 788027

Cllr M Chegwen 01656 782101

Cllr P Winstanley 01656 746941

West Central Ward:

Cllr S Aspey 01656 772988/07594956483

Cllr L Desmond-Williams 07910762065

Cllr T Hill 01656 771986/07791525838

Cllr R Smith 01656 719844/07817766058

East Central Ward:

Cllr L Tallon-Morris 01656 785447/07973666123

Cllr B Jones 07828175472

Cllr S Maitland-Thomas 01656 789111/07926909912

Cllr C Wintle 01656 771961

Newton Ward:

Cllr A Thomas 01656 772095/07916198767

Cllr G Walter 01656 513442

Cllr R Leonard-Davies 07805440823

Cllr B Lewis 01656 772238/07974429520

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