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“The best surfing around and a clean family, sandy beach” 5 of 5 bubbles
Review of Rest Bay Beach

Rest Bay Beach
Ranked #1 of 15 things to do in Porthcawl
Certificate of Excellence
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Cardiff, United Kingdom
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42 reviews
19 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
“The best surfing around and a clean family, sandy beach”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 3, 2014

This is a beautiful flat, sandy beach, renowned for its surfing qualities. it has patrolling lifeguards from the base at the head of the beach. Nearby car parking (charge) and cafe, toilets - so all amenities available. No dogs allowed during Spring and Summer. It gets a Blue Flag rating for cleanliness most years. Disabled parking at edge of the beach, with a ramp to the sand.

Visited May 2014
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English first
Cardiff, United Kingdom
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95 reviews
21 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 43 helpful votes
“Just simply perfect”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 23, 2014

Oh how I love Rest Bay, it takes me back to my childhood and to visit with my hubby and children was great. Football in the field area for the boys, clambering over the rocks, my 11 year old splashing his way across the sea water amongst the rocks. The sound of the waves is so relaxing I could have fallen asleep. Great day, although it was a bit windy from the car park to the beach (fleece will do). Once on the beach its a bit warmer, as you are shielded from the wind. Plenty of greenery and walking space. The tide was in but it was still clean and well looked after. People were going out on kayaks in wetsuits, great to watch. So glad we went because the whole weekend was enjoyable and I do believe the sea air cheers you up when you're used to sitting behind a desk all week.

Visited April 2014
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Ceredigion
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21 reviews
7 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
“Large and Clean”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 20, 2014

Quite a large area, plenty of room for families and children to play. Good for those who just want a nice long walk. Very nice indeed.

Visited April 2014
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Porthcawl, United Kingdom
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4 reviews
3 attraction reviews
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“Rest Bay”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 17, 2014

Stunning Views Very Clean beach cafe nearby ... Quiet peaceful ... but lovely for young and old alike :)

Visited April 2014
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