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  • Writer's pictureCharlotte Williams

5 Things to Do in the Winter in Porthcawl

Updated: Feb 18, 2023

Porthcawl is a Fantastic Place to Holiday, Year-Round

Porthcawl seafront

Whether you are looking to get away with friends or your partner, or you want to take the family on a holiday, Porthcawl has a long list of exciting ways to enjoy your time away – no matter the season! Of course, when the weather is warm, Porthcawl has a reputation for its amazing surf, golf courses, and adventuring. In the winter, you may not think to visit Porthcawl, but you could be missing out on the perfect holiday spot.


Here are five things to do in Porthcawl in the winter.


1. The Grand Pavilion

Travel back to the 1930’s by stepping into the Grand Pavilion Theatre in Porthcawl. The Grand Pavilion hosts concerts, comedy shows, jazz clubs, and other exciting happenings, so check out what fun event you could be part of during your stay in Porthcawl. You can also simply come for the architecture and seafront café, any day of the week, which guarantees stunning views of the Bristol channel.


2. Porthcawl Museum

For the history buff in many of us, the Porthcawl Museum is a beautiful place to visit during a winter holiday in Porthcawl. They offer year-round events and exhibits, all aimed at sharing the history of Porthcawl and the surrounding areas. It’s a perfect activity for the whole family.


3. Adventures Activity Centre

Just because it’s winter, that doesn’t mean the adventuring has to stop. Afterall, that’s one of the most exciting things about visiting Porthcawl. Check out what adventure you can go on through the Adventures Activity Centre. Even in the winter, they are still hosting surfing lessons, gorge scrambling, sessions in their “muddy assault course,” and more. An adrenaline rush awaits!


4. Wales Coast Path Boardwalk

Oftentimes, the best way to spend your holiday is walking around a different town, soaking in the beautiful scenery, and enjoying the area’s bars and restaurants. At any time of the year, the Wales Coast Path Boardwalk is the perfect place to do just that. Admire the sun setting over the water, then finish your evening with dinner and a visit to a local bar. Perfection!


5. Cosy up in one of our holiday lets

After a tiring day of surfing, walking, biking, golfing or whatever else you might get up to, there’s really nothing better than coming back to a warm and comfortable holiday let to relax and recharge. Make memories that last a lifetime and stay in one of our self-catering holiday lets in Porthcawl - some with sea views and a balcony to sit and watch the world go by. Feel free to explore our full collection of holiday homes in Porthcawl and book your winter escape in Wales today.



No matter the time of year, Porthcawl is a must-visit place for a holiday. It offers plenty of indoor activities for those wanting to stay inside, but there are also opportunities for the adventure-seekers to experience how Porthcawl gained its reputation. When you are planning your next holiday, with friends or the family, be sure that Porthcawl is on your list. It is a holiday spot you won’t regret visiting!

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