Continent
Europe
Country
Wales (UK)
Next Big City
Cardiff, Swansea
Next Town
Porthcawl
 
Type:
Ocean
Rider Ability:
Intermediate, Expert
Features:
Shop, Rescue, Toilet, Food, Parking

Water

Type:
Small wave, Medium wave
Hazards:
Currents, Rocks
Quality:
Clean
Best Tide:
Low tide, Coming tide, Falling tide

Clean water but discolored by the silt in the estuary. The most well-known surf spot in the Porthcawl area because of its consistency and surprising quality on decent swells. It works pretty much up to high tide. There is a rip here which pulls you towards the cliffs on the left-hand side, but the beach is fairly safe. It's a beach break and pulls up onto the rocks near the shore as the tide moves in - so you need to be aware of these when paddling in. Holds waves up to six to eight feet on good days, and, more often than not, has barreling sections at low tide.

Beach

Type:
Sand
Size:
Medium
Hazards:
Rocks
Beach Users:
None

Big open sandy beach approx 2 miles long facing Southwest.

Wind

Best Months:
No information
Wind Type:
Frontal
Best Direction:
No information
Main Direction:
No information

Frontal winds.



How to get there

Transport
Car
Access
Short walk

Drive towards Porthcawl, 5 minutes from M4 motorway, easy to find.

Extra information

Rules
Zones, Other

Check with the lifeguard hut on the beach before going out. Kite to the NW of the red mark painted on the wall.

Nightlife

No information