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Porthcawl Town Information

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Deckchairs, candyfloss and sticks of rock… welcome to one of Wales’ most popular seaside resorts. It stands on the western tip of Glamorgan’s heritage coast and boasts several beaches, a promenade and Grand Pavilion, and one of the oldest harbour buildings in the country. A former police station has been transformed into a local museum.

The town’s harbour was built in the 19th century to serve the expanding coal and iron industries in the Welsh valleys. A cast-iron lighthouse was built in 1866. Head north to visit the beautiful Kenfig National Nature Reserve or go east to reach Merthyr Mawr Warren, a stretch of sand dunes that became a setting for the movie ‘Lawrence of Arabia’.
Porthcawl Promendae - Photo © Giovanni
Porthcawl Promendae - Photo: Giovanni CCL