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  • Writer's pictureCharlotte Williams

Surfing In Porthcawl - Where To Stay & Top Surfing Tips

Updated: Feb 18, 2023

Porthcawl is one of the best places to visit for surfing in Wales. With seven gorgeous beaches to choose from, including Rest Bay and Coney Beach, it’s the perfect place to learn the basics and get out there and ride the waves! Whether you’re a seasoned pro or a complete beginner, there’s really something for everyone in Porthcawl, which is why is becoming a top UK staycation destination.

Surfing and Holiday lets in Porthcawl

Learn To Surf In Porthcawl, Wales

Whether you’re an old hand at surfing or just getting started, safety is absolutely paramount when surfing in Wales. So make sure you don’t go out alone, even if experienced, and always let someone know where you’re going and when to expect you back. Familiarise yourself with the tide pattern of the beach you are surfing from, and be mindful of currents and rip tides.

Top Tip: Check the weather forecast before you head out so you have an idea of what to expect.

If you’re completely new to surfing, you can also take surfing lessons in Porthcawl just to learn the basics and feel confident enough to practice in the shallows first. There are some excellent surf schools in Porthcawl, with many of them being a stone’s throw away from our beautiful holiday lets in the area! Check out our blog for Porthcawl surf schools.

Hiring Surfboards In Porthcawl

Having the right gear when surfing in Wales is vital to ensure you have a great time and stay safe. Porthcawl has some excellent surf schools where you can hire equipment, including surfboards, wet suits, kayaks, body boards, and paddle boards. The waters around Porthcawl can be very cold, so a wetsuit is a must to provide insulation. Before heading out, make sure you know how the equipment works. Our local surfing instructors in this area are friendly, and very knowledgeable when it comes to surfing, improving your technique, and keeping safe while out in the waves, and will be more than happy to help you! Check out Porthcawl surf school.

Rent A Stunning Holiday Let in Porthcawl

Luxury penthouse living room with sofa in the middle and TV on the wall.
The Retreat - Porthcawl

After a tiring day of surfing in Wales, 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 luxury holiday lets in Porthcawl.

This luxurious 3-bedroom penthouse has stunning balcony views over the Royal Porthcawl Golf Club, Kenfig Nature Reserve, and Pink Bay Beach. You will be treated to 800-thread Egyptian cotton bedding and high-speed WIFI. And there is the bonus of being within 400m of the local Surf School and beach. Ideal for watching the sunset while strolling along the beach or waking up early to catch the waves.

This spacious, pet-friendly 5-bedroom house, all with ensuite bathrooms, is just around the corner from Porthcawl’s Blue Flag Rest Bay beach and the brand new water sports center. Ideal for those looking for a thrilling UK staycation with fluffy companions!

This cosy 3-bedroom house is nestled between the villages of Newton and Nottage. It’s a 20-minute walk to Rest Beach from the house, or a 5-minute drive, making it an excellent base from where you can make the most of Porthcawl’s water sports and explore the coast by bike or on foot.

Tŷ Newton Nottage - Porthcawl

Fenton House is the ideal place for the whole family / group to enjoy everything from this centrally located holiday home. It's a 5 min walk to the seaside town center of Porthcawl where you can enjoy a coffee or glass of wine from the one of the local coffee shops or restaurants. The Coney beach is just a 10 min walk or a 3 min drive where you can build sandcastles, swim in the sea or take surfing lessons! If you enjoy golf, the famous Royal Porthcawl Golf course is just 1.7 miles away.

Corner House is the ideal place for those get togethers and making holiday memories. It's a short walk and you are beside the sea or you can head into the seaside town of Porthcawl.

It's a great base for exploring the blue flag beaches, playing golf at the Royal Porthcawl Golf Club, Pyle & Kenfig or The Grove Golf Club. If you enjoy surfing or water sports there is a new state of the art watersport center in Rest Bay or you can just stroll along the long promenade and coastal paths.

Feel free to explore our full collection of luxury holiday lets in Porthcawl and book your surfing escape in Wales today.

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