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Porthcawl - Dare to Discover

Tourist Information Centres

Tourist Information
Civic Offices
CF31 4WB
Tel: 01656 815332

Press Contact

Brent Davies
Tourism Marketing Officer
Tourism Unit
Civic Offices
CF31 4WB
Tel: 01656 815332
Fax: 01656 815339

Trade Contact

Mike Evans
Tel: 01656 815213


Porthcawl lies in a beautiful area of Southern Wales, with miles of sandy beaches, magnificent coastline and within easy reach of breathtaking mountain scenery. From beaches to woodland, spas to golf courses and surfing to foraging ... this destination might just surprise you.

What's on Offer


Porthcawl boasts some of the cleanest sandy beaches in Southern Wales. Rest Bay & Trecco Bay have been awarded the coveted European Blue Flag award. Porthcawl is fun filled for water sports breaks, surfing, kayaking, jet skiing and that's just for starters.

Places to Visit

Fancy a dirty weekend? Crank up your heart-rate by taking part in some of our more adventurous activities such as cycling, quad biking, mountain biking or surfing.


Throughout the year the area is packed with things to see for that unique and some would say quirky experience. There are free festivals and events including the Mash Up, Feastival, Splashup and the Elf-eisteddfod and lots, lots more.


Treat yourself, transform your holidays, take time out. We can provide a range of exclusive experiences for people to unwind, relax and have fun in beautiful surroundings.

Eating Out

Porthcawl has many good restaurants and pubs for a full list contact Tourist Information Tel: 01656 815332 Mon-Fri Sat-Sun www.BridgendBites.com

Recreation & Sport

A wide selection of golf courses including the world famous Royal Porthcawl, Host to The 2014 Senior Open Championship. Surf Schools, Cycling Routes, Circular/Long Distance Walks including part of the Wales Coastal Path.

Holiday & Activity Centres

Trecco Bay Holiday Park boasts some of the best facilities in the country ensuring your holiday is full of fantastic memories. Enjoy an excellent choice of facilities to keep all the family happy just two miles from Porthcawl and steps away from its own Blue Flag Beach. Splashland indoor swimming pool with pirate ship • Wet Play Zone • 800 seat Showdome with award winning entertainment • Adventure play area • Adventure golf. The Park has recently been awarded the David Bellamy Conservation Award for the first time (Silver).

Conference & Business Facilities

For all conference, groups and enquiries: Mike Evans Tel: 01656 815213


Estimated total bed spaces: 5658
Hotels, Guest House: 2062
Self Catering: 108
Caravan & Camping: 3488

Getting There


M4 Motorway, junction 37
Travel Line for local routes
Tel: 0871 200 2233


Nearest station Bridgend
Tel: 08457 484950


Regular crossings to Ireland from Pembroke Dock and Fishguard
Irish Ferries Tel: 08705 171717


The area is only half an hours drive from Cardiff International Airport
Tel: 01446 747171