Porthcawl - Rest Bay Beach

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Firstaid, Cafe, Slipway, Pedalo, Disability, Toilets


Fishing, Surfing, Swimming, Canoeing, Canoeing

Nature and Wildlife

Rest bay and its neighbours are situated adjacent to the Glamorgan Heritage Coast. There is a cycle route from Porthcawl and common land next to the beach for walks. There are excellent rock pools on the beach and Kenfig National Nature Reserve is 3 miles

Water Quality


Lifeguard information


Cleaning and Litter

The beach is cleaned daily by the Council throughout the bathing season. Both litter and dog bins are provided but dogs are not allowed on the beach from May - September.

Beach Awards and Information

Marine Conservation Society Recommended

Porthcawl Tourist Information Centre. John Street. Porthcawl. Tel: 01656 786639. For further info visit: www.restbay.com

How to find Porthcawl - Rest Bay Beach

Pen-y-bont ar Ogwr / Bridgend / Porthcawl

At junction 37 of the M4. take the A4229. which leads straight to Porthcawl. There are signs to Rest Bay. For access to the beach. steps and a ramp have been constructed adjacent to the lifeguard station.

There is a railway station at Bridgend and a regular bus service operates from Bridgend to Porthcawl.

We use a simple colour coded key to display the amount of cottages nearby, the below shows the three different colours and the number range for each one from green through to red.

  • 1-10 1-10
  • 11-99 11-99
  • 100+ 100 +
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