Porthcawl Tourist Information

Rest Bay

Rest Bay

A popular Welsh holiday resort, Porthcawl is perhaps best known for its large holiday park – Trecco Bay. It’s one of the most popular places to stay in Porthcawl itself, though there are hotels and B&Bs, inns and pubs and self-catering cottages and apartments all offering alternatives within and around the town.

Porthcawl has long stretches of sandy beach, and is one of Wales’ top surfing destinations. National and regional surfing competitions are held at Rest Bay. The town has three golf courses, and a promenade featuring typical sea front hotels. Events held in the town include the annual July carnival, with a procession of themed floats and a carnival field with fun fair and live entertainment. The annual Elvis Festival is the biggest gathering of fans found anywhere in Europe and attracts tribute acts from all over the world.

For kids, no visit to Porthcawl would be complete without a day at Coney Beach. It’s a fairground in Porthcawl’s centre, and includes traditional stalls and roller coasters as well as a selection of family and thrill rides. The Grand Pavilion offers the chance for the whole family to enjoy shows and performances including family shows, comedy and live music. Porthcawl also has the last seagoing paddle steamer in the world, giving visitors the unique opportunity to enjoy a ride aboard the Waverley. There’s plenty to enjoy. Simply search for Porthcawl accommodation, and book your stay today.

Michelle is an experienced travel writer with iknow and has travelled extensively across the UK, Spain, Portugal and the USA. When she’s not busy writing for iknow she enjoys spending time touring museums and art galleries and seeking out the best independent shops in Manchester and Leeds.