HAVE YOUR OWN ADVENTURE...
With miles of beautiful coastline dotted with sandy beaches and dramatic cliffs, Glamorgan is the perfect holiday destination for all the family. Whether you’re looking just to relax on golden sands or get active in the surf or want to experience intense thrills you’ll find it all here. Our main attraction is the fantastic coastline, but there’s also a wealth of other attractions that’ll make your visit one you won’t forget.
Food & DRINK...
Porthcawl and the surrounding area feature a wealth of eating options, from coffee shops and cafes to pubs and restaurants. And, of course, we have guest caterers visiting the Park check our facebook page for details.
Nottage hosts 3 pubs around the Village Green, The Rose & Crown, The Farmers Arms and The Swan Inn – all within a 10 minute walk.
There is something for all tastes and budgets, but here are a few of our favourites...
Cosy Corner Lounge
The Harbour Bar and Kitchen
Double Zero Pizza
Jaipur Indian restaurant
Beales Fish & Chip Restaurant
The Boathouse Fish Bar
The Angel, Maudlam
The Prince of Wales, Kenfig
El Prados, Laleston
The Pelican, Ogmore-by-Sea
Afternoon tea at The Great House
The Pickled Radish
Sunday Lunch at The Atlantic Hotel or The Fairways or The Grove Golf Club
With so many beautiful beaches to explore we’ve listed our top ten favourites, but there are many more to chose from.
- Rest Bay
- Pink Bay
- Sker Point
- Dunraven Bay
- Golf Bay
- Llantwit Major (fossil hunting)
- Aberavon Beach
For more information visit visitwales.com
Art & Craft...
When you consider the awesomne scenery its no surprise Bridgend and the surrounding area features dozens of galleries and exhibitions - some even offering you the chance to get stuck in yourself.
For more information visit
Porthcawl Bike Hire
Bridgend Miniature Railway
From serious walkers to family meanders there are routes to suit all. Don’t forget your camera- you never know what you’ll find
These are our top 10 favourite walks:
1. Nottage Circular Walk
2. Nottage to Newton
3. Kenfig Nature Reserve
4. Merthyr Mawr Sand dunes
5. Stepping stones at Ogmore-by-Sea to Merthyr Mawr
6. Margam Country Park
7. Blue bell woods by St. Brides Major
8. Rest bay- Porthcawl- Merthyr Mawr
9. Parc Slip Nature Reserve
10.The Golden Cups, Southerndown to Dunraven Bay
For more information on walks visit letswalkcymru.org.uk/bridgend
Family Days Out...
Margam Country Park
Steeped in history, wildlife and natural beauty, there’s something for everyone to do. From walking to cycling, orienteering, coarse fishing, watching the deer, geocaching or just enjoying the wonderful environment the Park provides. For a more formal 'adventure' book a session with Margam Park Adventure, they offer canoeing, kayaking, archery, mountain biking, stand-up paddle boarding, raft-building and nordic walking. Why not try Go Ape , the UK’s No.1 tree top adventure. Take to the trees and speed down zip slides, an exciting course of rope bridges, Tarzan swings and crossings; all set high above the forest floor. www.margamcountrypark.co.uk
Swansea LC2 WaterPark
Oakwood Theme Park
Wiggleys fun farm
A day visit to Castle Coch (Red Castle) is a must. Created by the ‘eccentric genius’ William Burges who was given free rein by his paymaster, John Patrick Crichton-Stuart, the 3rd marquess of Bute, to create a rural retreat to complement the opulence of his main residence at Cardiff Castle.