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Rest Bay, Porthcawl

About a 50-minute drive from the second Severn Bridge, leave the M4 at J37. Head towards Porthcawl (only 2miles off M4)then follow signs for Nottage/Rest Bay. Pay and Display car park overlooking the beach, with a kite surfer friendly café.

Beach Description:

  • Lots of hard sand as the tide drops back for the land kiters too but to be avoided 2 hours either side of high tide due to the rocks.
  • Very popular beach with surfers and holidaymakers so beware of the crowds.
  • Kitesurfing restricted to the Western end of the beach, past the red building to the right as you look out to sea (The Golf Club)!
  • The water is genearally better quality here than Aberavon.


  • One of the most popular Kite beaches in S.Wales and for good reason!
  • Picks up the swell so popular with wave riders.

Best Conditions:

  • Best on South through to North West!
  • Careful with the tides!


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