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Beach, free entry


A sheltered sandy beach located within walking distance of the town and situated in front of a large fairground and seafront area with shops, cafés, bars and fast food outlets. There is an entertainment complex which includes bowling, a food outlet and amusements; on the beach there are donkey rides, trampolines and bouncy castles. Deck chairs available. An open market operates during peak season. The beach is very close to Porthcawl harbour where the pleasure steamers Waverley and Balmoral leave for cruises along the Bristol Channel and to the Devon coastline.

Toilets, cafés, bars, food outlets, parking. Lifeguard service provided 10:00 - 18:00 14 to 17 April & 29 April to 3 September 2017. No dogs allowed May to end September.

Open all the time


Free entry


Information Centre

01656 815338


CF36 5BY



Plan route to Porthcawl - Coney (Sandy Bay) Beach using Google mapsPlan route using Google maps

Map reference: SS 823766  Lat: 51.47646 Long: -3.69548

Leave the M4 at Junction 37 and follow the signs for Porthcawl town centre. At the fourth roundabout bear left and you will see the fairground and beach.

Parking: with charge

Accessible by Public Transport: 7 miles from Bridgend station