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How to make the most of Porthcawl’s independent shopping scene

Recognised as one of the UK's surf hotspots, adored for its long sandy beaches and world-famous Elvis Fest, it's easy to forget that the picture-perfect town is home to friendly streets bursting with fascinating independent shops to discover.

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How to make the most of Porthcawl’s independent shopping scene

Ride the Welsh waves with Porthcawl's new £1.5m water sports centre

Make a splash with adrenaline spiking adventure activities at Porthcawl's newly unveiled state-of-the-art £1.5m water sports centre.

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Ride the Welsh waves with Porthcawl's new £1.5m water sports centre

Best October Half Term Activities

Half-term doesn't have to mean endless hours stuck inside the house. From seeking out the creepy marine creatures beneath the sands of Rest Bay to jumping the day away at Wales' biggest trampoline park, get going with wild adventures across Bridgend.

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Best October Half Term Activities

5 Must Sees at Elvis Fest

Dust off your blue suede shoes and prepare to get all shook up - the Porthcawl Elvis Festival is returning to South Wales this September and its set to be bigger and better than ever with over 30,000 Elvis aficionados in attendance.

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5 Must Sees at Elvis Fest

Behind the Bridgend Hero Dawn Woods

If we could design the ultimate summer weekend, art, science, music and nature would certainly make the cut. Fortunately for visitors, Merthyr Mawr's new, boutique festival has done just that. Welcoming families to join scientific discussion, spoken word and modern folk music...

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Behind the Bridgend Hero Dawn Woods

Barking from bars to beaches: check out Bridgend's best dog-friendly spots this summer…

No family wants to leave their four-legged friend in the dog house this summer. Luckily, with a selection of charming local pubs, cafes and brilliant beaches, Bridgend County is the ideal host for dog-friendly destinations.

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Barking from bars to beaches: check out Bridgend's best dog-friendly spots this summer…

Sun, sea and suspicious minds: why you have to visit Bridgend this summer

Following the hugely successful debut of the Healthspan Porthcawl 10K at the weekend where more than 3,000 runners and supporters enjoyed picture perfect conditions, we are firmly in summer mode!

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Sun, sea and suspicious minds: why you have to visit Bridgend this summer

Why Bridgend County is the ultimate summer hotspot for golfers

Not many of us can enjoy work against a backdrop of deep blue ocean and Wales' number one golf course. Located in Rest Bay, The Royal Porthcawl Golf Club is widely recognised as the best in Wales and its links course is set to rival any in the world.

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Why Bridgend County is the ultimate summer hotspot for golfers

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