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County - South Wales | Map
Tel code: 01656 | code search
Postcode: CF36 | code search
Population: 16000
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Porthcawl Events

August
Surf Cult

September
Porthcawl Elvis Festival
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Trecco Bay Holiday Park
"We take the kids every year for a week. Nice site but if you're going, under no circumstances eat from the take away "chip" shop. It's called "Chip" for a ..." More

Trecco Bay Holiday Park
"have been going to trecco for the last 10years for elvis weekend have had no complaits at all fab caravan very clean entertainment was good always book for following year ..." More

Trecco Bay Holiday Park
"Another good hoilday at Trecco the only disappointment was that after waiting 5 months for a van for the Elvis weekend the £250 vans which we'd agreed on were given ..." More

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Porthcawl (population approx 16,000) is located on the south coast of Glamorgan overlooking the Bristol Channel, close to Bridgend. Easily accessible from the M4, Porthcawl has long been a favourite destination for holidaymakers as it hosts one of the largest caravan and camping parks in Europe at Trecco Bay. A traditional seaside town, Porthcawl has an extensive promenade and good beaches - two are of blue flag standard. Surfers particularly congregate at Rest Bay meaning it can be exhilarating rather than restful here. It is much quieter in winter particularly when hardy souls take part in the annual Xmas Day swim but if you would rather stay out of the water there are plenty of other activities. Porthcawl holds a Jazz festival each April and an Elvis festival in September or you might just want to visit the rather splendid Grand Pavilion, which offers traditional entertainment such as the regular Tea Dances. Northwest of the town in an area of sand dunes known as Kenfig Burrows are the remnants of Kenfig castle. Porthcawl has suffered some decline in popularity in recent years but there are currently plans to develop a marina here, which should boost this area’s prosperity once again.

Accountant

A P S Heiling & Co
Andrew Street & Co
Johnson

Attraction

Rest Bay

Camping

Brodawel Camping Park
Dan Y Graig
Trecco Bay Holiday Park

Caravan Park

Happy Valley Caravan Park
Trecco Bay Holiday Park
White Wheat Caravan Site

Club

Apollo

Dentist

Dental Practice
Dental Surgery
The Dental Surgery
U Smile

Doctor

Portway Surgery
Victoria Avenue Surgery

Estate Agent

Deere T Elwood & Son
Glyn Simons, (Estate Agents)
Peter Morgan Estate Agents & Surveyors

Porthcawl Estate Agency
Preston W E
Thompsons

Farmers Market

Bridgend Farmers Market

Golf Club

Royal Porthcawl

Holiday Park

Trecco Bay Holiday Park

Pub and Bar

Ancient Briton
Farmers Arms
General Picton
Globe Inn
Jolly Sailor Inn

Restaurant

Coast Restaurant
Enrico's
Jaipur
La Rochelle

School

Nottage Primary School
Porthcawl Comprehensive School
St Clare's School
St John's School

Solicitor

Whittinghams

Taxi

Ace Taxis
Gordons Cars

Venue

The Grand Pavilion

Sports Clubs

Porthcawl RFC (Rugby Union)
Porthcawl School of Judo (Martial Arts)

Shops

Wild Bunch
Boots
Balkwill
Wayne & Byron Davies
Walters Ltd
Shoecare
Peacocks
Julian Graves
A J Guttridge
USTU Hairdressing Salon

Activities

Quest Adventures(Adventure)
Ocean Quest(Water Sports)

Places to Stay near Porthcawl

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Brentwood Hotel (0.11 miles)

Brentwood Hotel

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The Brentwood Hotel is situated adjacent to the main shopping area and only 500 yards away from a beautiful seafront, within easy reach to 3 golf courses, 7 beaches, a ... More

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Porthcawl Hotel (0.16 miles)

Porthcawl Hotel
The Porthcawl Hotel is situated in the centre of Porthcawl town. With a Health CLub, Night Club, Sport's Bar & Diner and Restaurant, the Hotel is the perfect place for an entertaining stay in a ... More | visit website
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Bayside Guest House (0.43 miles)

Bayside Guest House
The Bayside guest house is ideally situated, 45 meters from the beach in Porthcawl, Bridgend. The house offers comfortable guest bedrooms which include single, double, triple and twin rooms. All rooms have a sink, tea and coffee ... More | visit website
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Kimberleys Guest House (0.45 miles)

Kimberleys Guest House
Kimberley’s Guesthouse is located close to the town centre and Trecco Bay in Porthcawl. We provide room only. Tea and coffee fascilities are available but not in the rooms. It is very close to the ... More | visit website
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Blue Seas (1.21 miles)

Blue Seas

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Blue Seas can be found in the 12th century village of Newton, situated in South Wales most popular holiday resort Porthcawl. Come and join us and enjoy our family run bed ... More

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Tytanglwyst Farm Holiday Cottages (2.39 miles)

Tytanglwyst Farm Holiday Cottages
Tytanglwyst is a 120 acre working dairy farm situated just 3 miles from the South Wales Coast. The four cottages are converted to a high standard from old stone farm buildings and can accommodate from 2 to ... More | visit website
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Ballas Farm Country Guest House (2.67 miles)

Ballas Farm Country Guest House
Standing in its own grounds Ballas Farm Country Guest House, is set in eight and a half acres of beautiful pasture and woodland. Assisted by family, Liz Hopkins welcomes guests to enjoy, relax and unwind ... More | visit website
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Green Acre Motel (3.00 miles)

Green Acre Motel

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The Green Acre Motel is conveniently situated in a splendid country/coastal location near the lovely seaside resort of Porthcawl within easy reach of the M4 motorway.

The locality is known for ... More

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Great House (4.01 miles)

Great House
Originating from around 1550, The Great House is a grade II* listed building and is believed to have been a gift from Queen Elizabeth 1 to the Earl of Leicester and used as a hunting ... More | visit website
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The Barn B & B (4.08 miles)

The Barn B & B
The Barn B&B is a 4 star Grade 2 converted 16 century listed building. The Barn was converted in 2009 and opened its doors for the first time in March 2010. Offering 6 luxury comfortable ... More | visit website

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