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Bridgend County is a breath of fresh air. The shoreline is home to year-round surfing, blue-flag beaches and world-class golf. Inland, natural beauty is dotted with historic sites and legends. Our curious traditions include the ancient Mari Lwyd at New Year and the world’s biggest Elvis Festival. All year round, we’re up for an adventure!

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Get a cake and a cuppa in Porthcawl Town Centre to warm up this autumn! 

Try Home & Colonial’s delicious range of fine foods for a sweet treat!Get a cake and a cuppa in Porthcawl Town Centre to warm up this autumn! 

Try Home & Colonial’s delicious range of fine foods for a sweet treat!
Autumn waves are as good as any (but don’t forget your wetsuit!)

📍 Sandy Bay, PorthcawlAutumn waves are as good as any (but don’t forget your wetsuit!)

📍 Sandy Bay, Porthcawl
Have you ever met this chap on your way to Sker? 🐮

The walk between Rest Bay and Sker takes in some countryside delights, but with the sea at your side! 🌊Have you ever met this chap on your way to Sker? 🐮

The walk between Rest Bay and Sker takes in some countryside delights, but with the sea at your side! 🌊
With a Halloweeny half-term coming up, Visit Bridgend have put together some spooktacular autumn activities you can get stuck into at Porthcawl and nearby!

Find the blog in our bio link!With a Halloweeny half-term coming up, Visit Bridgend have put together some spooktacular autumn activities you can get stuck into at Porthcawl and nearby!

Find the blog in our bio link!
Looking for accommodation in Porthcawl?

You’ll find plenty of guest houses, caravan & camping sites, self-catering stays and hotels on Visit Bridgend’s website (link in bio).Looking for accommodation in Porthcawl?

You’ll find plenty of guest houses, caravan & camping sites, self-catering stays and hotels on Visit Bridgend’s website (link in bio).
Seeing fishing boats come and go at the harbour while you breathe in the salty sea air - just one of the many joys of visiting a traditional seaside town like Porthcawl!Seeing fishing boats come and go at the harbour while you breathe in the salty sea air - just one of the many joys of visiting a traditional seaside town like Porthcawl!
Pull on some warm, comfy clothes and sturdy shoes...and off you go!

Explore the stunning landscape at Kenfig National Nature Reserve - whatever the season!Pull on some warm, comfy clothes and sturdy shoes...and off you go!

Explore the stunning landscape at Kenfig National Nature Reserve - whatever the season!
What do you feel when you visit Porthcawl’s esplanade?

Is it hunger pangs as the aromas of fish and chips, coffee and cake, or ice-cream hit you as you walk along - or nostalgia from admiring @porthcawlpavilion’s beautiful architecture?What do you feel when you visit Porthcawl’s esplanade?

Is it hunger pangs as the aromas of fish and chips, coffee and cake, or ice-cream hit you as you walk along - or nostalgia from admiring @porthcawlpavilion’s beautiful architecture?
The natural phenomenon of the ocean looks mesmerising in any season…..

📍 Newton Beach, PorthcawlThe natural phenomenon of the ocean looks mesmerising in any season…..

📍 Newton Beach, Porthcawl
There’s nothing like cuddling a hot mug to warm up your hands as the weather gets colder! ☕️

Check out @coffico_ in Porthcawl for an amazing coffee, tea or hot chocolate!There’s nothing like cuddling a hot mug to warm up your hands as the weather gets colder! ☕️

Check out @coffico_ in Porthcawl for an amazing coffee, tea or hot chocolate!