There are no fewer than seven beaches in Portchawl and each offers something unique to visitors. Two, Trecco Bay and Rest Bay, are renowned blue flag beaches and this means that they can get busy especially in the height of summer.
- Newton Beach is popular with those that enjoy windsurfing and power boating.
- Sandy Bay is home to the Coney Fair and is the location for the annual Christmas Morning swim.
- Seafront Beach is really only used by experienced surfers due to the difficult sea conditions but offers good views from the centre of town.
- Rest Bay is very popular with surfers of all skill levels.
- Pink Bay is so called because of its pink marble look. The beach is quiet, perhaps because it is largely rock rather than sand.
- Sker Beach is very quiet because it can only be reached on foot.
- Trecco Bay is especially large and the Trecco Bay caravan park sits directly next to it.
There are, in total, 7 different beaches in Porthcawl and each one has something different to offer visitors. From the busy, family oriented entertainment of Sandy Bay the unique pink rocks of Pink Bay you can enjoy a great beach holiday in Porthcawl. You can try your hand at surfing, sunbathe or swim at one of the two blue flag beaches, and enjoy the fun of the Coney Beach fun fair which is named after the Coney Island amusement park in New York.
The 7 Bays Regeneration Project
Porthcawl has undergone turbulent times recently, with regards to its popularity as a tourist destination. The close of the local mines mean that it is no longer as a destination for miners during their annual two week leave. However, its beaches and unique combination of family fun and amenities means that it remains a popular destination for UK holidaymakers that are looking to stay in the country for their annual holiday. There are plans for further development and regeneration, by way of the 7 Bays Regeneration Project.