Popular Lettings in Porthcawl
Highlights in Porthcawl
- Kenfig's Nature Reserve
- Splendid sandy beaches
- Last seagoing paddle steamer
- Porthcawl's Elvis Festival
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Holiday rentals and lettings in Porthcawl
Are you in the market for a holiday rental located in a fantastic seaside resort? An area with several golden and beautiful sandy beaches, with some that also accommodates your pet? In Porthcawl, you will find plenty of such holiday lettings that are fully equipped, comfy and tastefully finished to meet all of your needs. Whether it's a solo adventure or you are in a group with family or friends, there is a holiday home with your name on it. Located in the Bridgend region, holiday rentals here provide easy access to Coney beach, Trecco Bay, Rest Bay, Sandy Bay, Pink Bay, the Seafront, Sker Beach or Newton Beach and you can explore them on foot or bicycle. A real gem where you can kick back and relax indeed.A variety of holiday lettings for all needs
Porthcawl offers several options of unique holiday rentals that are a great fit for either the solo vacationer or group travellers. Fully equipped, spacious and comfortable, as well as, situated in excellent locations that provide access to the beaches and other tourist attraction sites, you will find them utterly amenable. What is more, they have ample parking while others have beautiful gardens, terraces, and also allow pets. Can you imagine it? A lovely day with you sprawled on the terrace overlooking the sea with your dog? Followed by a stroll on the beach, later on, that is just a few minutes' walk away? Breathtakingly serene, isn't it? Well, maybe it's about time you stopped living it in your head and make the visit!
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The area and getting around
This beautiful seaside resort is situated in the South Coast of Wales between Ogmore town by the sea in the West and Port Talbot town to the north. Porthcawl's numerous impressive beaches that stretch from the Sker point to Ogmore are splendid, to say the least, and coupled with an extensive promenade; they are a great draw that makes for unforgettable experiences. What is more, some of these beaches have a Blue Flag status (Trecco Bay and Rest Bay). At the same time, the promenade plays host to a multitude of charming restaurants, shopping centres and other hang out joints that help you shop and dine with abandon whilst getting steeped in its mesmerising culture. If you are an outdoor fan, you'll also be utterly spoilt for choice. There are plenty of cool and exciting things to do in the amusement and fun parks that will keep you occupied during your stay.Finding your way in Porthcawl
Located in the County Borough of Bridgend, access to this haven is done best by road. Surrounding regions can, however, be accessed by train from Pyle and Bridgend towns which are just a few miles away. Additionally, there are bus routes to both Swansea and Cardiff with the latter providing access to the nearest airport in the area. Within the town and proximity of the holiday lettings, seafront views, the beaches and other offerings are, however, best enjoyed on foot or bicycle.
Travellers and activities
They are all splendid and large, but is it a sandy beach you want or is it a rocky sheltered one that interests you? Or maybe, it's a secluded beach for some quiet or other times, a public one to bond and be one with other families. Well, in Porthcawl, you have seven to choose from! Rock pooling, swimming, paddling on the beaches, fishing and even surfing are all activities that never lost their lustre. In Porthcawl, you can immerse yourself in these fun activities with joyful abandon. What is more, you can also switch gears from walking and cycling alongside the beaches to enjoying water sports such as surfing competitions which are a common and regular feature of the town.Porthcawl for sports lovers
The myriad of sporting events that one can engage in when visiting Porthcawl are numerous as they are amazing. Top on the list, of course, would be surfing. For instance, Rest Bay, with its massive waves emanating from the Atlantic Ocean in its South Westerly direction, is a favourite and a major pull for avid surfers. What is more, lessons are provided to interested visitors all year round and the surfing competitions mentioned earlier, cool events that accentuate the experience. However, if this is too much adrenaline for you, then cycling, jogging or simple ol' walking still suffices as a great source of fun. As a matter of fact, park runs along the seafront have grown in popularity and continue to attract large numbers of enthusiasts every morning.
Come rain or snow, for the last 50 years and still running, the locals at Coney Beach take a traditional dip in the chilly sea every morning of Christmas.
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Is golf a game that tickles your fancy, if so, why not tee off at the Royal Porthcawl, a renowned golf course with vast swathes of green and amazing views to the sea from every hole. Its exceptional link course is also one of the very best in the globe.2.Enjoy an afternoon at the beach
Soak up in the sun, take a swim, rock pool or surf in the splendid beaches the city has to offer. It's always fun and short of being cliché' the beach is still the predominant draw of Porthcawl. You can also ride a donkey or fly a kite and discover the delight that these experiences can bring.3. Discover the Kenfig Nature Reserve
Saddle up and head to the tranquil and beautiful Kenfig Nature reserve, a remnant of a large dune system. Here, you can explore a variety of rare and endangered species of flora and fauna that includes but is not limited to golden plovers, rare orchids and tufted ducks.4.Experience the Porthcawl Elvis Festival
Make a planned visit to the city on the 22nd - 24th of September to relish in the excitement that comes with the commemoration of the King. The whole town goes ballistic with numerous Elvis impersonators strewn all over the landscape crooning their hearts out. A fascinating experience, indeed.5.Take a trip on the world's last seagoing paddle steamer
Sail across the Bristol Channel from the Porthcawl pier to the Devon seaside town of Ilfracombe and enjoy a steamship experience on this relic from 1946 that refuses to let go. The Waverly, as the name goes, is the last passenger-carrying seagoing paddle steamer in the world. Take time to enjoy the ride while it still lasts.
FAQ: Frequently asked questions about holiday rentals in Porthcawl
With an annual average price of £116.20, Porthcawl is not a city that stands out for being the most expensive or the cheapest in the United Kingdom.Do I need to plan a trip to Porthcawl well in advance?
If you decide to discover Porthcawl, we suggest organising your holiday ahead of time because it is usually very high in demand, with an annual average occupation of 68% in the year 2019.How many holiday lettings are there in Porthcawl?
Holidu collaborates with 7 different partners to give you an inventory to choose between 60 properties we have in Porthcawl.