Sker Beach

Visit Sker Beach

Sker Beach is a lovely long flat sandy stretch of beach and one of quieter spots around Porthcawl. The beach runs from Sker Point, near Pink Stone Bay all the way to the mouth of the River Kenfig (Afon Cynffig in Welsh), marking the border of Neath Port Talbot and Bridgend county.

To get to this beach you can walk from nearby Rest Bay or through the Kenfig National Nature Reserve. There two carparks at the reserve. Then, it is a 25 minute walk through the dunes to the beach.

With so much space, it is never crowded. Surfers come here and even some naturists. It’s a great place to spend time, either reaxing on the beach of hidden in the dunes. At low tide, about halfway down the beach, the Wreck of the MV Altmark, the remains of a timber boat, becomes visible.

This beach is dog friendly all year round.

This beach is …

  • A Sandy Beach
  • Backed By A Nature Reserve
  • Dog Friendly
  • Popular With Surfers

What to see and do

  • Go Surfing
  • Explore The Dunes
  • Walk The Coastal Path.

Places to stay

  • Holiday Cottage

Holiday accommodation near this beach

For holiday accommodation, there is the Kenfig Pool Holiday Caravan Park and a motel in Cornelly

Have a great day out by the coast

Header Image by UKBeachDays

Getting To Sker Beach

Beach Location

Kenfig, Bridgend CF33 4PT (Nature Reserve)


The nearest place to park is at the Kenfig Nature reserve, which is about a 7 minute drive from Pyle Station.

Nearest Train

Pyle Station

Getting to the beach

Map of Sker Beach

Explore the Welsh coastline

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