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Experience Porthcawl

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Porthcawl is home to some of the finest beaches in Wales and is the perfect base to explore the surrounding area, but it’s also brimming with under-the-radar gems that you might not find without a bit of ‘insider information’!

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We’re delighted to tell you that there’s an easy way you can now tap into those hidden secrets through a brand new website and social media platform at

The team at Experience Porthcawl have gathered together all that is great about Porthcawl and the surrounding area to create a one-stop online portal for everything you want to know about this great little town.

Mark Bryant, Experience Porthcawl’s Director, said, “Our goal is to provide visitors with a quick and easy way to learn about all that Porthcawl and the surrounding area has to offer and to let visitors browse based on their own choices. The website is fully interactive, easy to navigate and user-friendly. So, whether you’re scrolling through the Events page on your laptop, browsing Tide Times on your tablet or getting inspiration on your smartphone for somewhere to eat, you’ll have a great resource packed with information at your fingertips.”

Experience Porthcawl will be constantly updating things too, with helpful hints and tips, articles, blogs, announcements, local insider knowledge and special offers. So take a look and Experience Porthcawl for yourself – who knows, you may even uncover some of Porthcawl’s hidden gems!

Food & Drink
There are plenty of places to enjoy a coffee, have a snack or indulge in fine dining.

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Take a stroll down John Street or hunt around on the Harbour Quarter. From contemporary cuisine to timeless classics, you can chose from pizza to pasta or traditional fish and chips and sizzling steaks. You really are spoilt for choice.

Golf Porthcawl
Porthcawl is a golfer’s paradise with four gems of courses right on the doorstep.

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Royal Porthcawl – an outstanding links course to rival any throughout the world; Pyle & Kenfig – a testing course with natural hazards of hillocks, valleys and towering dunes; The Grove – a popular yet challenging course; and Southerndown – a springy links-style course on an unusual limestone-heath rising 70m above the sea!

Activity & Adventure
Have you ever tried kitesurfing? How about trampolining or paddleboarding, heritage hunting or mountain biking, castle exploring or farmyard fun?

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No matter the challenge you’re looking for, it’s all here in Porthcawl making it the ideal adventure playground for kids of all ages.

Five Superb Beaches
Famous for its fantastic sandy beaches, discover Porthcawl’s five golden gems!

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The vast expanse of Newton Bay to the hustle and bustle of Trecco Bay and Sandy Bay or the quieter vista of Rest Bay and the more remote Sker Beach, only accessible on foot. With rock pools, golden sand, majestic waves and buried wrecks, a true delight.

Great For Kids
With so much to do, children love Porthcawl and the area beyond, and so do their parents!

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As well as several Children’s Adventure Playgrounds, where else can you marvel at miles of sandy beaches, explore magnificent sand dunes, including the ‘Big Dipper’ the highest sand dune in Wales, visit castles, haunted houses and a buried city, or walk a section of the Wales Coastal Path all in one afternoon! Porthcawl, that’s where!

Retail Therapy
Want to seek out a bargain? With an eclectic mix of local independent traders, there’s plenty of choice.

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Fancy some girly gifts or unique jewellery? How about something quirky, unusual and cool – that’s sustainable too? And if you are looking for something to nibble on, there are delis and bakeries packed with delicious homemade treats.

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