Destination guide

The oceanfront setting of Porthcawl is ready to explore

Enjoy the culture and other features of Porthcawl. This city's seaside, beaches and restaurants attract many visitors, as does its welcoming and scenic location. Dylan Thomas Centre and Swansea Beach are just a couple of the must-see attractions in the area. If you need more space to accommodate a family holiday or a trip with friends, rental homes often come with separate dining areas and spacious living rooms.


Activities and attractions in and around Porthcawl

Are you hoping to discover things to do in the area? Although it can be tempting to stay in your comfortable holiday rental, you'll want to check out everything that Porthcawl has to offer. Here are some of the top attractions to explore, all within 30 miles (48.2 km) of the city centre:

  • LC Swansea (13.7 mi / 22 km)
  • Plantasia (13.7 mi / 22.1 km)
  • Neath Golf Club (13.8 mi / 22.2 km)
  • Cottrell Park Golf Resort (16 mi / 25.7 km)
Natural features

Exploring the natural features in Porthcawl

Whether you're an active traveller or just want to appreciate the scenery, Porthcawl is a great place to get out in nature. Here are a few of the area's most enchanting natural features, all within 30 miles (48.2 km) of the city centre:

  • Swansea Beach (14 mi / 22.5 km)
  • Aberavon Beach (8.9 mi / 14.4 km)
  • Tresilian Bay (10.1 mi / 16.3 km)
  • Victoria Gardens (12.8 mi / 20.5 km)
  • Bracelet Bay Beach (13.1 mi / 21 km)
  • LC Swansea (13.7 mi / 22 km)
How to get there

Travelling to and around Porthcawl

The nearest airport is in Cardiff (CWL-Cardiff Intl.), located 16.7 mi (26.9 km) from the city centre. If you can't find a flight that's convenient for your trip, you could also fly into Swansea (SWS), which is 17.6 mi (28.4 km) away.

How many holiday rentals are available around Porthcawl?

Our 2020 accommodation listings offer a large selection of 109 holiday lettings around Porthcawl. From 9 flats & apartments to 51 cottages, find unique self catering accommodation for you to enjoy a memorable stay with your family and friends for a long holiday or a weekend break.

Can I rent a seaside property in Porthcawl?

Sparkling waters, fine sands and blue skies as a backdrop. If that's your idea of the perfect getaway, now's your chance to get your bliss on. HomeAway has 26 beachside rental properties. Looking for a different atmosphere? See if any of our other properties steal your heart. Our selection here includes:

  • 19 rural holiday accommodation options.
  • 15 beach holiday accommodation options.
  • 14 village holiday accommodation options.

Can I rent a house in Porthcawl?

Our house holiday rentals are real accommodation for real travellers. With plenty of space and privacy, they're perfect for those who want to experience life like a local. There are 49 options currently on HomeAway. Prices start at £78 a night. If that doesn't agree with your family's taste, we have a range of different self-catering accommodation options to choose from, such as:

  • Cottage: 31 self-catering accommodation options. Prices start from £52 per night.
  • Hotel: 10 self-catering accommodation options. Prices start from £58 per night.
  • Apartment: 7 self-catering accommodation options. Prices start from £115 per night.

Can I stay in Porthcawl in a large group?

The recipe for a perfect holiday is spending time with your favourite people in a totally new place. If you'll be travelling with a big group, HomeAway can help you. 8 house holiday rentals are ready to be booked. Presently, they're the preferred choice here for sizeable groups. Around this area, the rental options that can house bigger groups include:

  • On the lookout for places that can fit 6 holiday makers? We have 34 that will suit. Prices begin from just £74 per night.
  • After a place for 5 guests? We have 26 that will be perfect. Prices begin at just £100 a night.
  • Arranging a trip away with a group of 8? We've got 22 accommodation for rent that will be perfect. Prices start from £162 per night.

So don't fret! When you book with us you can bring your mom, your grandpa and all your buddies to Porthcawl.