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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

Five epic late summer adventures in Porthcawl

Porthcawl is home to some of South Wales' greatest adventure highlights. From riding the closest consistent waves to London, to fatbiking over Europe's second highest dunes, here are five ways to enjoy an active adventure in Porthcawl - and finish your summer with bang.

Surfer in wet suit walking towards sea with board in hand

The next swell of September Seascapes to look out for in Porthcawl

The summer is far from over yet, with plenty of Seascape events throughout September to keep you entertained in Porthcawl! From the sensational Ocean Film Fest to Europe's largest gathering of Elvis impersonators - you'll feel as though summer has only just begun!

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The Seascape Events to expect in Porthcawl this month

Bridgend County invites all ages to join its selection of seaside events this month, as the Porthcawl Seascape Events and PromenArt Programme continues throughout August. Make a weekend of it and book into our laid back campsites, luxury hotels and self catered stays.

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Porthcawl Seascape events this month

This month will see some amazing events coming to Bridgend County as part of the Porthcawl Seascape Events and PromenArt Programme. Come and discover Porthcawl.

A giant inflatable lobster being pulled in a cart

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