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Rest Bay Beach

Porthcawl CF36 3UW, Wales
+44 1656 786016
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Peaceful

Wonderful beach, gorgeous sand, very peaceful, parking facilities close by at a small cost. Lovely... read more

Reviewed 6 days ago
helenyazor
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hereford
A great beach!

We went there as a family today - for the first time. Body surfing was great for our son and his... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Ferdie47
,
Yate, United Kingdom
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  • Excellent71%
  • Very good26%
  • Average3%
  • Poor0%
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“rock pools” (36 reviews)
“car park” (34 reviews)
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Porthcawl CF36 3UW, Wales
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+44 1656 786016
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"lifeguard station"
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"coastal path"
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"golf course"
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"clean sand"
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"bay beach"
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"water sports"
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"can walk for miles"
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"on duty"
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"porthcawl town"
in 6 reviews
"beautiful area"
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"body boards"
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"beautiful scenery"
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"nice cafe"
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"pay and display"
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Reviewed 6 days ago

Wonderful beach, gorgeous sand, very peaceful, parking facilities close by at a small cost. Lovely for a long walk & a picnic

Thank helenyazor
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Reviewed 1 week ago

We went there as a family today - for the first time. Body surfing was great for our son and his family of 3 boys. We older folk enjoyed a walk along the pebble-free, rubbish-free beach. The sand was amazingly clean and ideal for building...More

Thank Ferdie47
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Lovely beach with rocks, sand, headland walks, cheap parking and a short walk from the main town. Great views and plenty of space to either sit on the beach all day, or picnic on the headland. Best of all, no amusements or gift shops -...More

Thank ZaksAngel
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

A really nice local beach .Easy parking (chargeable ). A favourite with the surfing crowd that can make for good spectator sports . Definitely worth visiting .

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Went to rest bay with my wife and 2 daughters one 11 and the other 2, Porthcawl beach was packed so drove on round the coast to rest bay, it’s such a lovely beach with lots of surf a huge beach and plenty of rock...More

1  Thank 941jimmyc
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Reviewed 17 April 2018

Had a quick walk on Rest Bay on a recent visit and it was lovely to see lots of people enjoying the nice weather.I like the fact that dogs are now allowed on Golf Bay which was not the case for a long time.Good to...More

3  Thank willtravel6062
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Reviewed 10 April 2018 via mobile

We had a picnic while it was picking with rain and spent our time on the rocks. The tide was in so there wasn't any option to dig in the sand but when the tide is out this beach is perfect for sand castle building....More

Thank Bishandco
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Reviewed 5 April 2018 via mobile

This is the far quieter of the beaches in central Porthcawl and so is very relaxing. We took a walk along the coastal path and then went rock pooling over the rocks of the beach. It is a very lovely beach and also has a...More

Thank Ellie-Jo16
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Reviewed 3 April 2018

We walked last week from the Esplanade in Porthcawl to Rest Bay. Took about half an hour. Despite the poor weather, the cold and the wind, Rest Bay looked as beautiful as ever. It is sparsely populated and still largely unspoilt or commercialised. What a...More

1  Thank J150505
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Reviewed 30 March 2018

a lovely walk out of the town following the coastal path, it was a sunny but cold day, it was a lovely walk around the bay and up onto the headland we then headed back to the harbour. A few cafes close to the town...More

Thank Del C
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I think so although for part of the year they have to be on a lead.
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