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Porthcawl is a holiday resort with a population of some 16,000 situated 25 miles west of Cardiff and 19 miles south-east of Swansea; it has an extensive promenade and several beaches, two of which have been awarded Blue Flag status. Trecco Bay beach is a large sandy beach a five minute walk away from Trecco Bay Holiday Park; Rest Bay is a popular beach with miles of fine quality golden sand and some rock pools backed by low cliffs and The Royal Porthcawl Golf Club.

There are many hotels and guest houses as well as a funfair called Coney Beach. Built in 1887 to commemorate Queen Victoria's Golden Jubilee, Porthcawl's promenade runs along the seafront. There are many cafes, bars, restaurants and hotels along the promenade, which offers views across the Bristol Channel.

The Grand Pavilion is the venue for popular shows including the Elvis Festival which runs every September and attracts Elvis tribute artists and devotees from across the world; it is the biggest gathering of Elvis fans in Europe.

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Bridgend County Borough,
CF36 3AH

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Map reference: SS 816769  Lat: 51.47887 Long: -3.70505

M4 Junction 37 & A4229.

Accessible by Public Transport: 5 miles from Pyle station