I visit here regularly to walk the dog, either on the main beach in the winter or the small beach to the east which is open to dogs all year round. The beach is immaculate, nice clean sand, and ideal for kids. Totally safe and with a lifeboat and lifeguards to keep an eye out over you. The promenade is a cycle path/footway that takes you past the restaurant (Remos) and the fish and chip shop (Francos). Everything is tidy, smart and well maintained. Plenty of grassy areas above the beach, a skatepark and an excellent splash pool area. Of note is the fact that parking is free! Places like Porthcawl and Barry Island take note - this is a proper little seaside resort with no parking hassles. Park on the main road and the beach is a minutes walk.