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, and its welcoming and scenic location add to the charm. Dylan Thomas Centre and Swansea Beach are just a couple of the must-sees in the area. If you need more space to accommodate a family vacation or friends trip, 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 vacation 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 center:

  • 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 traveler 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 center:

  • 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

Traveling to and around Porthcawl

The nearest airport is in Cardiff (CWL-Cardiff Intl.), located 16.7 mi (26.9 km) from the city center. 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.

Where to stay around Porthcawl?

Our 2019 property listings offer a large selection of 97 vacation rentals near Porthcawl. From 37 Bungalows to 37 Cottages, find a unique house rental for you to enjoy a memorable stay with your family and friends. The best places to stay near Porthcawl for a holiday or a weekend are on HomeAway.

What are the popular points of interest near where I can stay when traveling to Porthcawl?

HomeAway offers a large selection of vacation rentals near lovely places in Porthcawl. From HomeAway travelers, the most popular points of interest to stay for a holiday trip or just for a weekend are:

  • Swansea (WSS-Swansea Train Station): 775 vacation rentals
  • Briton Ferry Station: 736 vacation rentals
  • Ewenny Road Station: 575 vacation rentals
  • Watersmeet House: 1,744 vacation rentals
  • Mumbles Pier: 690 vacation rentals

But there are many other points of interest around Porthcawl listed on HomeAway where you can find your place to stay. Please use our search bar to access the selection of vacation rentals available near the point of interest of your choice.

Can I rent Bungalows in Porthcawl?

Yes, of course. HomeAway has 37 Bungalows in Porthcawl. Our other popular types of vacation rentals in Porthcawl include:

  • Cottages: 37 rentals available
  • Condos/Apartments: 6 rentals available
  • Cabins: 37 rentals available

But you can also enjoy a great stay in one of our other vacation rentals including Houses and more.

Can I find a vacation rental with internet/wifi in Porthcawl?

Yes, you can select your preferred vacation rental with internet/wifi among our 83 vacation rentals with internet/wifi available in Porthcawl. Please use our search bar to access the selection of vacation rentals available.