Rest Bay

Visit Rest Bay

Rest Bay is an award winning sandy beach, in Porthcawl on the South Wales coast. The area is popular with surfers most of the year round and during the summertime families come to enjoy the miles of soft golden sand.

The Royal Porthcawl Golf couse is right behind the beach.

This beach is dog friendly in the winter months with restrictions from May to September.

This beach is …

  • A Sandy Beach
  • Off The Beaten Path

What to see and do

  • Walk The Coastal Path

Discover more in the area

Places to stay

  • Holiday Cottage

Holiday accommodation near this beach

Have a great day out by the coast

Header Photo by Marcus Woodbridge on Unsplash

Getting To Rest Bay

Beach Location


There is a carpark close to the beach

Nearest Train


Getting to the beach

Map of Rest Bay

Explore the Welsh coastline

beautiful beach on South West England coast

What’s On along the Coast

Throughout the year there are a series of events and festivals taking place along the Coast. Find out What’s On from food festivals to cultural and sporting events.

Overlooking the coast UK

Get active on the beach

Find the best beaches for water sports. Learn to kitesurfsurf or sail at schools around the UK. Lessons are available to suit all abilities.

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