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This is the most easterly beach and is a ten minute walk from the picturesque village of Newton. This beach is sandy and rocky and popular with windsurfers, jet skiers and power boat users. There is a slipway which is used by the local boat club.
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This is the most easterly beach and is a ten minute walk from the picturesque village of Newton. This beach is sandy and rocky and popular with windsurfers, jet skiers and power boat users. There is a slipway which is used by the local boat club.

Best Features: Miles of sand (although very rocky in parts), you can walk to the river mouth at Ogmore. Next to Newton Burrows and Merthyr Mawr dunes.

Lifeguard cover? Volunteer lifeguards patrol at certain times, but remember No Flag, No Patrol

Local Facilities and shops: No facilities or shops, although the Trecco Bay Holiday Complex is a few minutes walk away and offers a wide variety of refreshments and entertainment.

Great for kids? No facilities on the beach for children, but Trecco Bay Holiday Complex has an amusement arcade, mini golf, Splashland swimming pool, Jungle Jims, a park and various other amusements to keep the kids entertained.

How far are the toilets? The closest toilets are in Trecco Bay Holiday Complex.

Parking: There is limited car parking as there is no designated car park.

Public Transport: A ten minute walk from Newton village, easily reached by public transport Bus services to/from Porthcawl provided by First Bus. Alight at the Globe garage. Various direct services run from Bridgend, Cardiff (X2) and Swansea.

How about pets? Dogs are allowed on the beach, but please collect and dispose of your dog’s waste.

Other points of interest: Very good for walking as you can walk through Newton dunes to the river mouth at Ogmore and along the Heritage coast, which are both special areas of conservation.

Fancy that! The beach is not far from the Methyr Mawr dunes. The Big Dipper - as it is known locally – is used by many welsh sports people to train on.

Where is it? Leave the M4 at J37 and follow the signs to Porthcawl. At the third roundabout turn left and follow the road to the next roundabout, take the second exit and follow the road to a mini roundabout, turn left and continue along the road until you reach the Ancient Briton. Take right and immediate right; follow this road until you reach the beach.

 

For more information on the 7 bays and their beaches visit here

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