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Beach, free entry

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Porthcawl’s quieter beach is popular with locals and surfers; it has a steep pebble bank down to the golden sand. The rocks at the top of the beach have a unique pink marbling effect - hence the name Pink Bay. This beach is a 15 minute walk from Rest Bay alongside the Royal Porthcawl Golf Club; it is a rural beach and as such has no toilets or other amenities. A monument to the crew of the Mumbles Lifeboat and the SS Samtampa is visible at low tide on nearby Sker point.

Dogs are allowed.

Dogs accepted

Open all the time


Free entry


Information Centre


CF36 3UW



Plan route to Porthcawl - Pink Bay Beach using Google mapsPlan route using Google maps

Map reference: SS 796790  Lat: 51.49779 Long: -3.73587

Pink Bay is a 15 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