From Newton in the East across to Sker in the West, Porthcawl has seven beaches – one for every day of the week! Each bay has its own distinctive personality and appeals for very different reasons.
+ With its sheltered, shallow bay, Newton beach is a mecca for windsurfers, paddleboarders and canoeists, alongside year-round dog walkers.
+ Trecco Bay is great for the traditional bucket & spade family beach holiday, with soft sand and plenty of rockpools for little ones to explore.
+ Sandy Bay is a fully lifeguarded beach, with great waves for young bodyboarders and the distraction of donkey rides, trampolines, and arcades and fairground rides for teens!
+ Town Beach is an easily-accessible beach, the perfect place to stroll and enjoy an icecream from one of the cafes on the prom.
+ Rest Bay is the closest surfing beach to London, with reliable waves rolling up the Bristol Channel. It’s popular with families enjoying the vast stretches of sand, surf schools on hand, and safe, lifeguarded sea.
+ Just a few minutes’ walk past Rest Bay, Pink Bay (named for its pink rocks) is a lovely quiet place to explore, welcoming dogs year-round and backing onto the famous Royal Porthcawl Golf Course.
+ Sker Beach is only accessible on foot, either from Kenfig Nature Reserve behind, or along the Wales Coastal Path from Rest Bay and Pink Bay. Enjoy the sense of leaving civilisation behind as you’ll often find this beach completely deserted!