Top 10 Bridgend Beaches

Here are The UK Beach Guides top 10 Bridgend beaches. Our rating is based on two factors, the first is the amount each page is viewed and the second is any reviews submitted. These counts get reset at the start of each month.

1. Newton Bay (Black Rock) Beach, Porthcawl

Newton Bay (Black Rock) Beach.Newton Bay beach also known as Black Rock beach to the east of Porthcawl is a long sandy and rocky beach, backed by the very large Newton Burrows and Merthyr Mawr sand dunes, a designated Site of S...

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2. Rest Bay Beach, Porthcawl

Rest Bay Beach.Rest Bay beach is a west facing long sandy beach with rock pools to the west of Porthcawl. Popular with surfers, windsurfing and kitesurfing in designated zones....

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3. Trecco Bay Beach, Porthcawl

Trecco Bay Beach.Trecco Bay beach is one of the many Porthcawl bays and is a large sand and rocky beach between two rocky points, situated between Sandy Bay and Newton Beach. Although a holiday park is by t...

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4. Sandy Bay Beach, Porthcawl

Sandy Bay Beach.Sandy Bay beach in Porthcawl is a large sheltered and sandy beach in front of the fairground known as Coney Beach. Sandy Bay is popular with families who can enjoy a traditional seaside loc...

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In addition to our top beaches, Bridgend has 2 Blue Flag awarded beaches and many more seaside awards.

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Bridgend is a town in the county of Bridgend just West of Cardiff in Wales. It's a beautiful town and the whole area of Bridgend is naturally picturesque and has the advantage of being able to offer terrific coast line with superb clean, sandy beaches and town life with a riverside cafe culture as it's based on the Ogmore River!

Tourists come here to explore the pristine countryside and visit the prehistoric burial grounds, roman road at Crack Hill and the Roman Fort and harbour.

The coast line of Bridgend County is short but there are a number of gorgeous beaches there to enjoy all year round whether you're just walking the dog or having a day out sunbathing and building sandcastles with the kids!

There's a lot to see and do here. Merthyr Mawr is just two miles out of the town and it's the epitome of English rural countryside with quaint thatched cottages and frolicking lambs. Just beyond you'll find miles of tall sand dunes where parts of Lawrence of Arabia were filmed and further on, Ogmore with it's stepping stones over the river and the wonderful Castle.

Attractions to visit here include:

  • Abertillery & District Museum
  • Bedwellty House and Park
  • Caerphilly Castle
  • Dunraven Castle
  • Dewstow Gardens and Grottoes
  • Raglan Castle


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