image for Town item typePorthcawl / Pen-y-bont ar Ogwr

    Town, free entry

    Porthcawl

    Porthcawl

    Porthcawl

    Porthcawl

     
     

    Address

    Mid Glamorgan,
    CF36

    Events at this Venue

    date event
    Sun 27 Apr Ty Hafan Rainbow Run
    Fri 26 - Sun 28 Sep Porthcawl Elvis Festival

    Details

    Take a personal sea-fishing trip or learn scuba diving with trained instructors. Sign on for surf lessons with Porthcawl's own Surfing Academy. Visit the indoor skateboarding centre right on the harbour or try sand kiting with the largest kite centre in Britain. During the summer months hop aboard the pleasure steamers Waverley & Balmoral that leave Porthcawl's harbour for cruises along the Bristol Channel, and over to Lundy Island.
    The Wales Coastal Path also passes by Porthcawl in its 8th and final section. The Path is the first of its type in the world and runs continuously from Chester to Chepstow, covering every inch of coastline.
    Only a few minutes north of Porthcawl is the Kenfig National Nature Reserve - one of the most impressive conservation sites in Britain.
    Other annual events include the Porthcawl Elvis Festival and the Jazz Festival. The Coney Beach Pleasure Park at the western end of the promenade brings a little taste of Coney Island to South Wales, whilst the Royal Porthcawl Golf Club has a formidable international reputation.
    Nearby Newton village has the historic Norman church reputed to be founded by one of the Knights of St. John. St. John's well on the green is reputed to have healing waters, while the well at Nottage village is closely associated with the patron Saint of Wales in fact it bears his name.
    There are dozens of quality hotels and guesthouses in the resort as well as top quality shows at the Grand Pavilion on the seafront and events throughout the summer including the annual Porthcawl Carnival and Sea Festival, or the Beer Festival at Newton. The annual Jazz weekend and Wales' only Celtic Festival of music and dance.

    For further details see www.visitsouthwales.com

    Open all the time

    Prices

    Free entry

    Location

    Directions

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    Map reference: SS 816768  Lat: 51.47790 Long: -3.70562

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