Beaches in Porthcawl, Glamorgan

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The beach guide has 4 beaches listed in and around the town of Porthcawl. We have arranged these beaches in order of closest to the town first (distance in brackets).

  • Sandy Bay (0.4 miles)

    Sandy Bay © Nigel Homer | BY-SA

    Sandy Bay, also known as Coney Beach, is a wide, sandy, and gently sloping beach. Looking south from near the centre of the town of Porthcawl there are views out onto the Bristol Channel. 

    The beach is wide, but there can be several hundred metres of sand separating the surf and the promenade behind the beach…

  • Trecco Bay (0.6 miles)

    Trecco Bay © Steve Barnes | BY-SA

    Also known as Bae Trecco, safe, sandy, spacious Trecco Bay is just over two kilometres long and one of a half dozen beaches making up the "7 Bays" of Porthcawl. Located on a low limestone headland twenty miles from Swansea, the beach is mainly rock and sand and is sits at the edge…

  • Newton Bay (0.8 miles)

    Newton Bay © Martin Edwards | BY-SA

    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…

  • Rest Bay (1.7 miles)

    Rest Bay © Giovanni | BY-SA

    Rest Bay is a golden, sandy beach on the outskirts of the town of Porthcawl, backed by The Royal Porthcawl Golf Club and low cliffs.

    The beach faces south-west, which means that it is not sheltered from the Atlantic winds and the waves here can be quite large, making it a good beach for surfing, as…

Porthcawl beaches map

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