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“Lovely day out!:)” 4 of 5 bubbles
Review of Coney Beach Amusement Park

Coney Beach Amusement Park
Ranked #7 of 15 things to do in Porthcawl
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Tonypandy, United Kingdom
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11 reviews
8 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
“Lovely day out!:)”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 31, 2013

Everybody loves porthcawl! starting to go on all the rides too many times now though they need to get some more!

Visited May 2013
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English first
London, United Kingdom
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257 reviews
80 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 118 helpful votes
“Getting even worse”
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 29, 2013

It is so sad to see a nice clean town spoilt by it's biggest attraction.

It badly needs many millions spent to update the rides. The council must be in dispair -
Porthcawl couls be one of the best beach towns in Britain, but it is ill-served by this place.

The rides were always somewhat rusty and dirty, but at least they were somewhat exciting.
They have taken all excitement out of this place, and have left poor run-down neglected
rides that are not worth paying for.

Better save your money, and go to Chessington, Alton Towers, etc, once a year!

Visited May 2013
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2 Thank David L
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swansea
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83 reviews
29 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 51 helpful votes
“Lost its a appeal”
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 21, 2013

Very old fashion very expensive need to be pulled down attracts the wrong kind of people to Porthcawl scruffy and spoils the seaside and beach

Visited May 2013
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2 Thank swanseanurse
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Ivybridge, England, United Kingdom
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28 reviews
17 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 59 helpful votes
“To be avoided at all costs!”
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 20, 2013 via mobile

Absolutely filthy overpriced dump. There simply are no other words. If you manage to find it open you're luckier than most, and if it's closed don't, for the love of god, venture down to the beach that faces it. In under ten minutes I found broken glass, fishing wire, a syringe and sanitary ware. I have never snatched my three year old off a beach quicker.

Don't waste the petrol getting there. In fact, that goes for Porthcawl in general.

Visited May 2013
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London, United Kingdom
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74 reviews
23 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 45 helpful votes
“This place needs a serious overhaul and sadly lets Porthcawl down”
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 19, 2013

It is expensive for rides.... Generally filthy.... Toilets are disgusting - I didn't venture in, but could smell them upon passing..... The 'showmen' are, well, not sure how to politely say, less than friendly and assuring. This place needs investment and a big overhaul. It needs to looks at example small fair grounds such as Blackpool pleasure and learn from them. A central park ride ticket price for families would make it more appealing and some TLC, paint and attention to the decor of the environment a must.

Tacky at it's worst and I do have several health and safety concerns. Splinters from ride seats, sharp edges to metal fixings, rickety rides that reek danger.

This place could be so much more appealing if someone took advice and showed that they care. The overall feel is that its a cash cow that has got away with amusing a captive audience for far too long with its substandard facilities and offerings.

Visited May 2013
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