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  • Writer's pictureCharlotte Williams

Perfect Getaway: 3 Day Holiday in Porthcawl

Updated: Feb 18, 2023


Culture. Sophistication. Natural beauty. Delicious food. Porthcawl has it all! This little town by the sea is the perfect place for a short break or holiday. Whether you’re looking to relax and unwind, or explore and adventure, Porthcawl has something for everyone.


Surfing, fishing, golfing, swimming, walking… the list of activities on offer is endless. And with a variety of accommodation options to suit all budgets, there’s something to suit everyone.


This article provides a suggested itinerary for a perfect 3-day holiday in Porthcawl. We take you through the best things to see and do, where to stay, and where to eat and drink.


So what are you waiting for? Pack your bags and head to Porthcawl for a holiday you’ll never forget!


Where to Stay in Porthcawl: Holiday Homes Porthcawl


The Retreat, Porthcawl. https://www.avenueholidays.co.uk/the-retreat-porthcawl

Before we dive into our suggested itinerary, let’s take a look at where to stay in Porthcawl. This vibrant seaside town offers a variety of accommodation options to suit all budgets and preferences.


If you’re looking for something special, why not stay in Avenue Holidays beautiful holiday homes? These properties are dotted around Porthcawl, and some are even pet-friendly, so you don’t have to leave your furry friend behind.



Our top pick is the brand-new Luxury 3 Bed Penthouse that offers both stunning sea and golf views, and all of the home comforts you could possibly want. This luxury rental apartment is surrounded by the remarkable vistas of the Royal Porthcawl Golf Club and Rest Bay coastal surf, making it perfect for golfers, surfers, and nature lovers alike.


The Retreat is complete with high-end furniture and appliances, ensuring that you have everything you need for a comfortable stay. From the welcome pack on arrival, to the luxury Christie’s bath robes and drinks trolley to chill your champagne, no detail has been overlooked.




Gwylanfa - Sunset view from the balcony.

If you thought the Luxury 3 Bed Penthouse was special, just wait until you see the Sea View 5 Bed House! This property is truly in a class of its own, offering breathtaking views of the sea from every room.


The house has five bedrooms and can accommodate up to 10 people, making it ideal for families or groups of friends. It’s also just a stone’s throw away from Porthcawl’s Blue Flag Rest Bay beach, a new state-of-the-art water sports centre, bike hire, and world-class golf course, The Royal Porthcawl Golf Club. With all of these activities on your doorstep, you’ll never be bored!


This Porthcawl holiday let provides a rare opportunity to stay in a luxurious property with unrivalled sea views. Don’t miss out – book your stay today!




Your Perfect 3-Day Itinerary in Porthcawl


Now you know more about holiday homes Porthcawl, it’s time to start planning your perfect getaway. To help you make the most of your time in Porthcawl, we’ve put together a suggested 3-day itinerary packed with things to see and do.


Day 1: Relax and Unwind on the Seaside

Sandy Bay

Once you arrive in Porthcawl, it’s time to sit back, relax, and enjoy the incredible views.


Start your holiday with a relaxing afternoon by the sea. Porthcawl’s award-winning beaches are perfect for swimming, surfing, paddle boarding, or simply taking a leisurely stroll along the promenade.


Take it easy and enjoy a delicious lunch or dinner at one of Porthcawl’s many eateries. We recommend the Cosy Corner Lounge for lunch. Located on Porthcawl’s seafront, this industrial vintage-themed lounge serves up a delicious menu of light bites, mains, and desserts.


Rated as TripAdvisor’s 2020 Travellers Choice, the Cosy Corner Lounge is the perfect place to relax and enjoy stunning views of Porthcawl harbour, Newton Point, and beyond. Make sure to book a table in advance to avoid disappointment!


When you’re ready to get out there and explore, take a walk around Porthcawl town centre and soak up the unique atmosphere. This vibrant seaside town is home to a variety of shops, cafes, bars, and restaurants, as well as a historic Grand Pavilion theatre.


If you’re feeling energetic, you can even hire a bike to take you around from one of the many bike rental shops and cycle along the seafront or coastal path. Check out Porthcawl Bike Hire and Surf for the best deals on bike rental.


After a busy day exploring, head back to your Porthcawl holiday home and relax in style. Pour yourself a glass of wine, put your feet up, and enjoy the incredible sea views. Tomorrow is another day!


Day 2: Golf, Anyone?

Porthcawl is a haven for golfers, with several world-class courses to choose from. If you’re a keen golfer, there’s no better place to spend a day than on one of Porthcawl’s beautiful courses.


The Royal Porthcawl Golf Club is one of the most popular courses in Porthcawl. This world-renowned club has hosted The Ryder Cup, The Solheim Cup, and The Amateur Championship, to name a few.


If you’re not a member, don’t worry – you can still play a round or two by paying a green fee. The club also offers golf lessons for beginners, so there’s no excuse not to give it a go!


Porthcawl Golf Club isn’t the only course in town – there are plenty more to choose from; check out our guide, “Porthcawl Golf Clubs: 5 Best Places to Play”, for a full overview of the best courses in Porthcawl.


After a day spent on the green, it’s time to relax and refuel. Head to The bar and Kitchen Co for a delicious meal and cocktail (or two!). This seaside restaurant is located in the heart of Porthcawl, overlooking the harbour and is the perfect place to watch the world go by. They serve up a delicious roast dinner, with plenty of vegetarian and vegan options available. Just make sure to book a table in advance; they tend to get very busy!


After a full day spent outside, you’ll be ready for a well-deserved rest. Head back to your Porthcawl lodge and enjoy a cosy night in with your loved ones.


Day 3: Surfs Up


On your final day in Porthcawl, it’s time to get your adrenaline pumping with some exhilarating activities. We hope you didn’t go too hard on the golf course yesterday, because today is all about water sports!


Porthcawl is a mecca for surfers, with true Welsh waves and plenty of surf schools to choose from. If you’re a beginner, our guide, Surf Lessons Porthcawl: Learn to Ride the Waves with the Whole Family, will give you all the information you need to choose a surf school that’s right for you.


If surfing isn’t your thing, don’t worry – there are plenty of other water sports to try! Think stand-up paddle boarding, kayaking, canoeing, windsurfing, and more. The schools mentioned in our surf guide also offer lessons in these activities, so make sure to review it for more information.


Worked up an appetite? Great! That’s because it’s time for lunch, and today’s menu screams pizza galore! Porthcawl is home to some tasty pizza places in Wales, including Woodyz Pizza. This family-run business has been making delicious pizzas for over 20 years, and they’re not showing any signs of slowing down!


Make sure to try one of their famous ‘wood-fired’ pizzas, cooked in a traditional brick oven. You won’t be disappointed!


After a delicious lunch, it’s time to use what’s left of your energy and get out and explore Porthcawl’s stunning nature. The town is home to a variety of parks and gardens, perfect for an afternoon stroll.


And finally, no trip to Porthcawl is complete without a visit to Fablas Ice cream parlour. This iconic ice cream shop is a firm favourite with locals and visitors alike. They have a huge selection of flavours to choose from, so make sure you come with a hearty appetite!


Ready to call it a day? We don’t blame you. After all that exploring, you deserve a rest! Head back to your Porthcawl holiday home and enjoy a cosy night in, safe in the knowledge that you’ve made some unforgettable memories (and eaten some delicious ice cream) during your time in this wonderful town.


Done and Dusted


And that’s it! Your three days in Porthcawl are officially over. We hope you’ve enjoyed your holiday in Porthcawl and that you’ll come back to visit us soon. Until then, keep exploring, and happy holidays!


Don’t forget to secure your holiday let in Porthcawl today. Visit our website or give us a call on 01656 773345 to speak to one of our friendly team members.

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