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  • Blue Flag Wales

Beach, free entry


The beach itself lies within a holiday park with public access, the holiday park offers good family facilities including amusement arcade and leisure centre, a dog exercise area and free parking. With golden sands and excellent quality of water the beach is popular for swimming and paddling and rock pooling.Trecco Bay is one of several beaches stretching from Sker Point through to Ogmore in the seaside resort of Porthcawl which is located between the towns of Port Talbot to the north and Ogmore by Sea to the west on the south coast of Wales.Porthcawl’s promenade, built in 1887 to commemorate Queen Victoria’s Golden Jubilee and restored in 1996, runs along the seafront from Lock’s Common in the west to the harbour, before joining the eastern promenade and leading to Coney Beach and Griffin Park.

There are many cafes, bars, restaurants and hotels located along the promenade which offer spectacular views across the Bristol Channel; traditional Ice Cream Parlours run by the south Wales Italian families have never lost their popularity.Fishing from the shoreline is ever popular but you might also like to try your chances on a personal sea fishing trip.Surfing at Rest Bay, abseiling, and scuba diving are all catered for in Porthcawl and indeed expert tuition is available for novices. Visit the indoor skateboarding centre right on the harbour or try sand kiting with the largest kite centre in Britain.

Blue Flag beach. Toilets and refreshments at the Trecco Bay Holiday Park. Lifeguard service provided 10:00 - 18:00 19 - 22 April & 4 May - 22 September 2019. Dogs not allowed May - end September.

Open all the time


Free entry


Information Centre


CF36 5DB



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Map reference: SS 830765  Lat: 51.47534 Long: -3.68480

Trecco Bay can be reached either via the Trecco Bay Holiday Complex or by walking from Newton beach, which is only a few minutes’ walk away. To access the beach via the Holiday Complex, leave the M4 at Junction 37 and follow the signs to Porthcawl. As you come into Porthcawl, you will see signs to the Holiday Complex. There is a small car park at the rear of the Holiday complex close to the beach.

Accessible by Public Transport: 6 miles from Bridgend station