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Porthcawl - Newton Bay Beach

Porthcawl, Pen-y-bont ar Ogwr / Bridgend

A sandy bay with some rocks situated between Porthcawl and the large sand dune area of Merthyr Mawr.

Beach Type



Next door to the extensive Trecco bay caravan park
And close to pubs and shops


The outer reaches of this beach have become popular with surfers

Nature and Wildlife

Merthyr Mawr has one of the highest sand dunes in the country and some footpaths.

Water Quality

Not Tested



Awards and Recommendations

Blue Flag Beach

Tourist Information

Porthcawl Tourist Information Centre. John Street. Porthcawl. Tel: 01656 786639.


Nearest town: Porthcawl
County: Pen-y-bont ar Ogwr / Bridgend
Latitude/Longitude: 51.479, -3.67349
Postcode: CF36 5NF
(postcode is for sat-nav purposes only, and may not represent the actual address of the beach)

Explore more of the area around Porthcawl Community, Bridgend at Explore Britain.


Take junction 37 off the M4 and follow signs for Porthcawl. then Newton. then trecco bay.

Public Transport

Porthcawl is served by local bus services

Nearest Railway Stations

Pyle (Approx. 4 miles away)
Bridgend (Approx. 5 miles away)
Wildmill (Approx. 5 miles away)
Sarn (Approx. 6 miles away)
Tondu (Approx. 6 miles away)

Important! Distances are as the crow (or seagull) flies. Road distances may be considerably longer, especially at estuary locations.


Parking available a short walk from the beach.

Nearby Car Parks

Trecco Bay, Porthcawl (Unknown stay).
About 0.4 miles away
Mackworth Road, Porthcawl (Unknown stay).
About 0.9 miles away
Sandy Lane, Porthcawl (Unknown stay).
About 0.9 miles away
Hillsboro' Place North, Porthcawl (Long stay).
About 1.1 miles away
Hillsboro' Place South, Porthcawl (Long stay).
About 1.3 miles away
Fitzhamon Road, Porthcawl (Unknown stay).
About 1.3 miles away
John Street, Porthcawl (Short stay).
About 1.3 miles away
Rivermouth, Ogmore-by-Sea (Unknown stay).
About 1.7 miles away
Candleston Castle, Merthyr Mawr (Unknown stay).
About 2 miles away
Rest Bay, Porthcawl (Unknown stay).
About 2.3 miles away

Accomodation Links

Hotels and Guest Houses in Porthcawl