23 October 2018

Porthcawl - developing an iconic waterfront destination

Porthcawl in South Wales will soon welcome a brand new watersports centre. It was announced that £1.5 million of EU funding is being invested in the development through the Welsh Government’s Tourism Attractor Destination programme, led by Visit Wales, which aims to create 13 must see destinations across Wales.

The development will include a multi-purpose watersports centre and café/restaurant facility at Rest Bay.Porthcawl Watersports Centre North

Porthcawl Watersports Centre North by Welsh Government

The funding will also go towards refurbishment of an existing facility at Porthcawl Harbour to provide improved facilities for boat users and an extension of an existing kiosk/refreshment space.

There will also be development of a 4km cycle route that will connect the bays in Porthcawl and provide a shared use scheme for cyclists and pedestrians; connecting up the key developments within the destination.

Councillor Charles Smith, chair of the Bridgend Coastal Partnership, said: “Together with the refurbishment of the marina building and other regeneration projects that are taking place throughout the town, the Tourism Attractor Destination programme is supporting the council’s overall efforts to transform Porthcawl into a thriving 21st century coastal resort.”