Situated on the South Coast of the Vale of Glamorgan, Porthcawl is the ideal base from which to explore the Glamorgan Heritage Coastline and Countryside. There are a wealth of great days out for groups, couples, families and the single traveller alike.
Places of Interest
Set in 850 acres of glorious parklands, Margam Country Park offers beauty, history, wildlife and a wide range of facilities to make it one of the best days out in Wales for all the family.
Nestling in the beautiful Ewenny estuary, the original earthworks of this castle were built by the Normans just after 1100. The castle was placed in the keeping of William de Londres – a knight with a fierce reputation. Together with Coity and Newcastle, the Ogmore Castle formed part of a crucial line of defence against the Welsh.
One of the finest links courses in the world, Royal Porthcawl is renowned for the quality of its greens and boasts a magnificent setting, offering views of the sea from every hole.
Bryngarw Country Park
Enjoy the haven of tranquillity, natural beauty and wildlife of Bryngarw Park. It also boasts a range of activities including a visitors centre with touch screen computers and a children’s play area. A full outdoor entertainment programme for all the family in summer.
As Rest Bay faces south west, the ocean swells produce a fine surf for board riders. Firm, golden sands sweep up to a rocky shoreline backed by acres of common land. To the west, the links of the Royal Porthcawl Golf Club stretch to the rugged and remote Sker Point, yet Rest Bay is less than two miles away from the centre of the town centre of Porthcrawl its harbour and seafront promenade.