A sheltered sandy beach located within walking distance of the town and situated in front of a large fairground and seafront area with shops, cafés, bars and fast food outlets. There is an entertainment complex which includes bowling, a food outlet and amusements; on the beach there are donkey rides, trampolines and bouncy castles. Deck chairs available. An open market operates during peak season. The beach is very close to Porthcawl harbour where the pleasure steamers Waverley and Balmoral leave for cruises along the Bristol Channel and to the Devon coastline.
Toilets, cafés, bars, food outlets, parking. Lifeguard service provided 10:00 - 18:00 14 to 17 April & 29 April to 3 September 2017. No dogs allowed May to end September.