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Soaring temperatures and stand-out dining in Bridgend this weekend

After months of lockdown, savour the simple pleasures of good food and fantastic weather with outdoor dining at some of Bridgend County’s much-loved restaurants and foodie hotspots.

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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.

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Watersports Centre

New Year, New You: Explore the world of Bridgend wellness

This January marks not only the start of a new year but also the start of a new decade, making it the perfect time to jump into the world of Bridgend's wellness. From leg-burning sand dune assents to stress-relieving nature reserve saunters, read on to uncover your ideal outdoor activity.

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Winning runner finishing at the Porthcawl 10k

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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Barrister making coffee at Coffi Co Lounge Porthcawl

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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The Water sports centre glistening in the sun

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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Evlis driving a go kart

Where to find the Best Cycles in Bridgend for National Bike Week

It's National Bike Week! Bridgend County is home to a whole host of bike rides for visitors to explore, including traffic free trails and ambling pathways. From epic mountain bike trails to seaside views, here are some of our top picks for biking around Bridgend.

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Mountain biker in Garw Valley

Coastal Hero Anne Davidson on why Porthcawl is the ultimate outdoor learning destination

From outdoor adventures to the Porthcawl Elvis Festival, Bridgend's coastline offers an abundance of family friendly events all year round. SeaQuest offer a range of outdoor learning opportunities in Porthcawl, helping to familiarise families and children with their coastal environment.

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Anne Davidson showing a group of children sea creatures in her hand

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.

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Display board of Porthcawl history

Coastal Hero Tom Simonds talks Porthcawl, Powerboats and Skis

Ever wondered what powerboating is all about? We spoke to Tom Simonds of the Porthcawl Powerboat and Ski Club to learn more about motorised watersports and how to enjoy them safely in Porthcawl. From safety first to qualifications around the coast, here's what we learned…

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Tom Simonds on a Powerboat at sea

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