Lockdown in Wales is gradually being relaxed and we are now able to welcome visitors into and around Wales.
So what better time to explore the beaches, dunes, towns and valleys that make Bridgend County one of Wales’ top visitor destinations!
And to make sure that visitors are able to enjoy Bridgend County safely, many of our businesses are officially ‘Good To Go’ – this means they’ve achieved the UK mark to signal that they have worked hard to follow Government and industry COVID-19 guidelines and have processes in place to maintain cleanliness and aid social distancing.
Here’s an insight into just some of the Bridgend County businesses that have already become part of the ‘Good To Go’ family:
- Bushcraft Adventures - Established in 2013, Bushcraft Adventures offers female-led activities such as firelighting, shelter building and their own take on Bushtucker trials. You can also test your aim with outdoor archery or even try your hand at axe throwing.
- Porthcawl Surf School - Operating out of Rest Bay’s striking new water sports centre, Porthcawl Surf School are regarded as one of the best in the UK. Beginner lessons start at £30 and include tuition, wetsuit and surfboard.
- Cressey’s Surf Academy - South African pro and former Welsh National surf coach Ingemar Cressey and his team offer a variety of beginner, improver and advanced sessions for locations in Bridgend County and across South Wales.
- Wild Spirit Bushcraft - Wild Spirit offers a wide range of bushcraft and woodlore courses, varying from a day-long introduction, to the more demanding four day bushcraft survival. Visitors can also try woodland and coastal foraging.
- Rest Bay Bike Hire - Located at the Rest Bay Watersports Centre, Rest Bay Bike Hire offers adult and child mountain bikes to help you explore the local area on two wheels, or you can rent fat bikes and head out onto the surrounding beaches and dunes.
- Quest Adventure Activities - Outdoor activity specialists offering bush craft & survival, Gorge Walking, Mountain Trekking and Orienteering, Rock Climbing and Abseiling, Kayaking, Surfing, Multi activity days, Hen & stag and Corporate Events.
- Bryngarw Country Park - Set in over 100 acres of glorious parklands, Bryngarw Country Park offers wildlife, native woodlands, formal gardens and a wide range of fun activities and facilities for the whole family to enjoy.
- Parc Slip Nature Centre - Parc Slip Nature Reserve itself is an area of 300 acres containing a fantastic mix of habitats such as grassland, woodland and wetlands, restored from its previous status as an opencast coal mine.
- Pyle & Kenfig Golf Club - Pyle and Kenfig Golf Course, affectionately known as ‘P & K’ with its lofty sand dunes hugging the South Wales coast of Porthcawl is situated in a wonderful stretch of golfing country.
- Ewenny Pottery - A small pottery that has been in the same family for over eight generations. They continue to make beautiful hand thrown pottery for use in the home. Visitors are welcome, the family can be viewed practising their craft.
- Coney Beach Amusements - Spend a traditional day at the funfair next to the sea overlooking the spectacular Heritage Coast. Funfair rides, slot machines, rides, fish and chips... in fact everything for a fun filled day out.
- Seabank Hotel - On Porthcawl’s seafront, the Seabank Hotel is an AA 3-star rated property on the south Wales coast. Its en suite rooms are joined by a bar & restaurant, with rooms offering beautiful views out across to the Devon and Somerset coast.
- 19 Mary Street - A modern, fresh and fuss free accommodation right in the heart of Porthcawl. Singles, doubles, family room and deluxe studio, all just a short walk from Porthcawl’s shops, restaurants, pubs and beautiful coastline.
- Ty Tanglwyst Holiday Cottages - Four cosy self-catering holiday cottages located on a 120-acre working dairy farm. Enjoy fresh farm produce, help feed the young calves and enjoy beautiful walks through the 25-acre ancient woodland just south of the farm.
- Our Welsh Caravan & Camping - Nestled at the river’s edge on a working sheep farm surrounded by Welsh woodland, this site offers standard, serviced and family pitches. Easy access to many mountain bike trails and also the Sustrans Celtic Trail.
- Court Colman Manor - Nestled at the foot of the Garw Valley, but just a few minutes’ drive from the M4, Court Colman Manor is a peaceful retreat offering stunning period features, award-winning Bokhara Brasserie (officially the best curry restaurant in Wales).
- The Great House Hotel & Restaurant - A beautifully restored historic hotel that was a gift from Queen Elizabeth I to the Earl of Leicester. Award-winning Leicester's Restaurant holds two coveted AA Rosettes and was twice named Country Restaurant of the Year.
- Olivia House - Offering exclusive and stylish accommodation in a unique recently refurbished Edwardian townhouse, Olivia House is just a short walk from the picturesque Porthcawl promenade and its numerous cafes, bars and restaurants.
- Brodawel Camping & Caravan Park - A peaceful family park set in beautiful open countryside within a mile of the beautiful and quite dramatic Glamorgan Heritage Coast. On the edge of the ancient village of Nottage, it is perfect for walkers and cyclists, surfers and families.