Set up in the newly built Rest Bay Water Sports Centre, the hire shop is in the perfect location to discover the local amenities. To the east you can visit Porthcawl town centre and to the west, the beauty of Kenfig Nature Reserve.
Porthcawl, a seaside town in South Wales, became a popular destination for coal mining families in the 19th Century. Now, it is a thriving community with array of local shops, bars and restaurants.
Porthcawl creates about 16km of the Welsh Coastal Path along the town's seven beaches; Newton, Trecco, Sandy (Coney), Town Beach, Rest Bay, Pink Bay, Kenfig Sands (Sker).
Rest Bay, a blue flag beach, is one of the UK's fastest growing surfing spots. Patrolled by the RNLI lifegaurds during the summer and home to the UK's top surf school, the beach is a fantastic destination for the family.
Rest Bay Water Sports Centre
The Local Area
Before becoming encroached by sand, Kenfig was an ancient Bronze-Age settlement. Home to a National Nature Reserve, the dunes are an important ecological site, containing an assortment of rare species, including the Fen Orchid.
The beach, Kenfig Sands, leads all the way to Port Talbot. At the south end of the beach, Sker Point, the wreckage of S.S. Santampa and memorial can be visited.
Newton & Ogmore
Newton is one of Porthcawl's original villages and has the towns oldest pub, the Jolly Sailor.
The long beach stretches to River Ogmore and is backed by Merthyr Mawr sand dunes, historically Europes biggest sand dune system.
Standing at Ogmore is the ruins of the castle, siuated next to the river. During low tide, the stepping stones can be ventured across.