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Barking from bars to beaches: Bridgend's best spots for dogs this summer

With news that Dogs Trust will be extending its A Dog’s Trail with Snoopy and going walkies into Porthcawl in 2022, there’s now little doubt that Bridgend County is the paw-fect destination for coastal adventures with your four-legged friends.

Snoopy at Rest Bay

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

Winter is a great time to get out an enjoy some bracing walks with your four-legged friend. There are no restrictions this time of year so you can explore all of Bridgend County’s beaches before stopping by one of our brilliant coffee shops for a warming tea or coffee.

Golden retriever

Bridgend's best coastal walks

Rediscover Bridgend’s beautiful beaches and dramatic sea views by foot with one of these wonderful coastal walks.


Fuel your adrenaline with adventurous activities

Throw yourself into the exhilarating world of Bridgend County’s outdoor adventure activities.

Bushcraft Adventures, Axe Throwing

Visit Rest Bay. Later.

It’s eerily quiet at Rest Bay. Launched just six months ago, the new Watersports Centre overlooks Porthcawl’s Blue Flag Rest Bay beach, and when it is safe to do so will open its doors again to provide the perfect base for adventure seekers eager to sample South Wales’ outdoor activity offering.

Watersports Centre

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.

The Water sports centre glistening in the sun

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.

Golden Retriever at Porthcawl Sea Front

How Porthcawl became one of the UK’s best waterside holiday destinations

It's considered one of the best surf destinations in Wales, home to one of the UK's highest ranking golf courses and a paradise for holiday makers. This summer, Rest Bay in Porthcawl will launch its brand new watersports centre.

Display board of Porthcawl history

Six reasons Bridgend County is perfect for a wellness break

Forget January resolutions, there are plenty of ways to keep well all year round in Bridgend. From yoga on the beach to the art of potting, here's why you should switch off your stress and enjoy a wellness weekend in Bridgend in 2019.

Surfer walking with board in hand as the sun sets over the ocean behind them

The coastal heroes behind Porthcawl’s Christmas Day Swim: Interview with Lucy Jones

In its 54th year, the Porthcawl Christmas Morning Swim is expected to attract more participants than ever. Having raised over £100,000 for charity over the years, with thousands turning up to the event each year, the festive dip as got a lot to live up to. We spoke to Lucy Jones, secretary of the Br

Aged photograph of a line up of swimmers ready to run into the sea on Christmas Day

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