Everyone knows that Wales is home to some truly spectacular beaches. What you might not know is that some of the very best can be found along the coast of Bridgend County. Here are some of our favourites.
Sker Beach - This hidden gem is remote, sandy and naturally unspoilt, backing onto Kenfig National Nature Reserve. Sker beach is home to wild orchids, nature and wildlife, making it a fantastic spot for relaxed family holidays.
Pink Bay - A quieter sand and pebble beach, the rocks have an eye-catching pink marble effect (hence the name!) Visitors can easily walk here from Rest Bay and the fact that it is less well known than others makes it a great option for getting away from it all.
Rest Bay - Golden sands sweeping up to a rocky shoreline, backed by acres of common ground. A fantastic place for watersports, particularly surfing. There's also plenty of place to sunbathe and relax.
Sandy Bay - A beautiful flat, sandy bay sheltered by Porthcawl's marina. Ideal for sunbathing, sandcastles, donkey rides and the Coney Beach Amusement Park. Porthcawl town centre and promenade are nearby.
Trecco Bay - This well sheltered sandy and rocky beach is close to excellent facilities for the family. Great for relaxed family adventures, it is close to Trecco Bay Holiday Park, which is also open to the public.
Newton Bay - A lovely sheltered bay that stretches around to Ogmore by Sea. This is a great option for dogs - they are allowed on the beach year-round. The Beachcombers Cafe allows dogs in the outside seating area and provides dog bowls.