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Beach, free entry

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Sker Beach is the most westerly of Porthcawl's beaches and is only accessible by walking from Rest Bay or the Kenfig National Nature Reserve. Generally sandy and flat, it is mostly used by locals, making it one of the quieter beaches in Porthcawl; it is a rural beach and as such has no toilets or other amenities. At low tide you can see a plaque which is in memory of all the lives lost on the SS Samtampa and the Mumbles Life Boat; at very low tides, wreckage is still being found.

Dogs are allowed

Dogs accepted

Open all the time


Free entry


Information Centre


CF36 3RT



Plan route to Porthcawl - Sker Beach using Google mapsPlan route using Google maps

Map reference: SS 794788  Lat: 51.49592 Long: -3.73810

Sker Beach is a 20 minute walk from Rest Bay. Leave the M4 at Junction 37 and follow signs for Porthcawl town centre. At a roundabout after 3 miles, take 3rd exit (right) onto Newton Nottage Rd, which soon becomes Fulmar Rd, following signs for Rest Bay & Nottage. Follow this for 0.75 mile; Fulmar Rd does a sharp left and becomes Mallard Way West. After 200m, turn sharp right and after about 500m, there's a car park by the Rest Bay lifeguard station.

Parking: with charge

Accessible by Public Transport: 9 miles from Bridgend station


  • Dogs acceptedDogs accepted