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Porthcawl Beach Blitz

Porthcawl Beach Blitz , originally uploaded by Tourism Bridgend.

Come and join us today and tomorrow at Newton Burrows for a family litter blitz 10am - 12 noon Meet at Beach Road Car Park

Blue Seas Guest House

Blue Seas Guest House, originally uploaded by Tourism Bridgend.

A family run business on Newton beach, Porthcawl offers an ideal location for a family holiday. Safe swimming or paddling in rock pools for the little ones whilst mum or dad relax on the beach.
Childrens entertainment every night within walking distance. We offer ground floor dog friendly accomodation.
A three day break for a family of four starts at £225.00.
Check us out on
or call on 01656 786540

Jolly Sailor, Newton, Porthcawl

Jolly Sailor, Newton, Porthcawl, originally uploaded by Tourism Bridgend.
In 1818, the Jolly Sailor became Newton’s first licensed premises as a brew house. The establishment instantly became the smugglers headquarters and as the Lords of the Manors had dealings with them by exacting dues on cargos brought from Newton Weir this illegal trade was ignored.
The smugglers are thought to have dug a tunnel from Newton Port which travelled under the local Church and directly into the Jolly Sailor’s cellar. When the pub underwent renovations, in more recent times, the entrance to the tunnel was discovered, although never opened. It now lies hidden behind a brick wall, longing to be explored. The second part to the lounge area was once a cottage, which was purchased in later years and added to the public house creating the pub that we know today.

Have you ever tried Kayaking?

Newton Beach, Porthcawl, originally uploaded by Tourism Bridgend.

A good place to learn kayaking is Newton Bay, Porthcawl. A sheltered bay, good sandy beach and you can hire kayaks at Ocean Quest on New Road. Also there is a great cafe at Blue Seas guest house and two pubs close by The Jolly Sailor and the Ancient Briton.

Ride on the beach.

Horse Eye, originally uploaded by PitsLamp photography.
Apparently there's only a few places in Wales where you can accompnay a trek and ride on the beach. Three Cliffs Bay is onme we know of and of course, in Ogmore by Sea, near Porthcawl. Both wonderful locations, especialy like the Ogmore ride along the estuary, through the dunes and onto Newton beach. Even takes in a castle too. Superb. Contact Ogmore Farm Riding Centre for details.