Newton Bay (Porthcawl)

Newton Bay (Porthcawl) - Glamorgan
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Also known as Black Rock Beach, Newton Bay is located just east of Porthcawl. A long sand and rock beach backed by the very extensive and scientifically interesting Newton Burrows and Merthyr Mawr sand dunes.

Newton Bay stretches from Newton Point to the mouth of the River Ogmore.

Popular for walking, horse riding, windsurfing and kitesurfing.

Type of beach

Sand & rock

Lifeguard service


Dogs friendly beach?

Dogs allowed

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  • Kite surfing
  • Wind surfing


  • Shop
  • Pub nearby

Nearest town



CF36 5NF

OS grid ref.

SS 8393 7699


Parking available a short walk from the beach.

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Newton Bay (Porthcawl) Reviews

Kayak Fun

Aug 19th 2020

Been going to Newton Beach and the local dunes for over 40 years. Recently bought a kayak, if you get the tide and wind right its perfect for new kayakers also swimming and paddle boards. Great place with a nice pint available just up the road on the green.

Jan 01st 2023

Great beach for walking dog, plenty of space, car parking (chargeable).