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Possibly The Best Porthcawl Holiday Rental Near Me..

The Retreat is the ideal South Wales Holiday Let for your perfect getaway.  Whether you're a walker, surfer birdwatcher, cyclist, swimmer, golfer, kite surfer or shopper there is something for you right on the door step.

Make your way west along the sweeping coastline where sandy white paths meet the Porthcawl boardwalk.  Take in the limestone cliffs, sandy dunes, and on carefully placed benches take time out to breath in the distant hazy views of North Devon.

Standing washed in yellow, against the backdrop of the barren sand of Kenfig Burrowsnd the sea. Sker House is found.  This 900 year old building, originally constructed as a monastery sits proudly beyond grassy banks.

Kenfig National Nature Reserve is a hidden gem, sand dunes surround a variety of fen orchids exuding fragrant yellow gorse flowers uniquely found here and on the coast of Brittany. 

In the easterly direction, the quaint village of Nottage provides walkers with an opportunity to refuel with home-cooked delights at one of the three pubs.  Continue further and experience Merthyr Mawr, home to the tallest sand dunes in Wales.  "The Big Dipper" was the location for a scene from the film "Lawrence of Arabia".  The Dune system extends across 840 acres and is a sanctuary for a variety of plants and wildlife.

The Ogmore valley opens up the heritage coastal path with sensational views and miles of unique geology, amongst, churches, beaches and walled gardens.

Royal Porthcawl Links Golf Club


For golfers, The Retreat is perfectly positioned with four courses nearby.  Sit on your balcony, enjoy a glass of wine and watch your golf buddies finish at the 18th hole of the world renowned Royal Porthcawl Golf Club, the number one golf course in Wales

Within a 5 mile radius, a further three reputable golf clubs offer a variety of challenges for every level of golfer.

Pyle & Kenfig golf club is located in Kenfig National Nature Reserve and ranks in the top 10 clubs in Wales. Colossal dunes adorn this unusually laid out links course.

The traditional Southerndown Golf Club sits on a naturally occurring "limestone Heath" terrain which provides free drainage to the course.  A charming golf club with a relaxing atmosphere awaits post match play

The Grove is a well respected and challenging course which welcomes non members and offers eighteen carefully crafted holes.

Royal Porthcawl Golf Club with The Retreat Luxury Holiday let in the background
The Royal Porthcawl Golf Club House
The Restbay Cafe and Surf School is located next to The Retreat Porthcawl Holiday Apartment
Surfing in Rest Bay Porthcawl
Kite Surfing in Porthcawl

Porthcawl Watersports Center & Surf School


The Retreat is located just moments from the shore where waves roll across the golden sands of Rest Bay.  The watersports centre, cafe and bar provide a haven to absorb the atmosphere all year round.

The watersports centre provides wetsuit, wakeboards and surfboards for hire.  Why not book in for a group or one to one lesson?

Rest Bay is one of the most popular locations for surfing in Wales. Surfing and Kite Surfing contest are often featured at this outstanding location

A few miles down the coast is Sandy Bay which is also great for surfing newbies and the more experienced too. The harbour wall and pier helps to protect the beach from some of the stronger winds from the west.   This makes it a good second option if the surf at other beaches becomes too choppy from onshore winds. There is lifeguard cover from May to September too.

Coney beach is near to the amusement park, places to eat and nearby to toilets

Porthcawl Sandy Beach



The Retreat overlooks the coastline with it's ever changing tides, while the coastal path leads on to secluded rocky bays

Just 200m from your front door, the blue flag awarded Rest Bay beach is popular all year round.  It's sea conditions attract surfers, kite surfers, open water swimmers, together with walkers and sun bathers in the summer months

15 minutes walk  west along the costal path lies Pink Bay Beach, a steep pebble bank down onto a flat beach edged by a rocky shoreline with a charming pink marble effect

Sandy Bay, also known as Coney Beach, is a wide, sandy, and gently sloping beach.  The beach is wide, but there can be several hundred metres of sand separating the surf and the promenade behind the beach at low tide. It is a popular spot for surfing and swimming and is backed by an amusement arcade. 

At the eastern end of the beach there is a small headland, with many rock pools that can be explored at low tide for signs of marine wildlife.

Also known as Black Rock Beach, Newton Bay is located just east of Porthcawl. A long sand and rock beach backed by the very extensive and scientifically interesting Newton Burrows and Merthyr Mawr sand dunes.

Sandy, spacious Trecco Bay is just over two kilometres long and one of a half dozen beaches making up the “7 Bays” of Porthcawl. 

Sandunes In Porthcawl
Kenfig Nature Reserve
Porthcawl Lighthouse
Pink Sands Beach Porthcawl

Kenfig National Nature Reserve


Just a short stroll from The Retreat,. Kenfig National Nature Reserve is a hidden gem of sand dunes surrounded by a variety of Fenn orchids,exuding fragrant yellow gorse flowers, uniquely found her and on the coast of Brittany



Mcarthur Glen Shopping Outlet


Just 9 miles from the Retreat is a shoppers paradise.  Enjoy an altogether more relaxed atmosphere at McArthurGlen Designer Outlet Away from the hustle and bustle of the high street. You’ll find our picturesque, village-street-style layout a real breath of fresh air, with nothing to distract you from your passion to shop. There are over 90 high-street and designer brands with up to 60% off and unbeatable discounts all year round from brands like Ted Baker, Calvin Klein and Tommy Hilfiger. The Food Court offers you the perfect setting for a quick coffee or relaxed lunch during your shopping trip. With free parking, disabled access, wheelchair hire, relaxing outdoor areas and a covered children's play area,

McArthur Glen Shoppig Outlet in Bridgend
Swansea Marina
Cardiff City Center



Beyond the beaches and scenic countryside, the retreat is well connected to Cardiff, Bristol and Swansea


Cardiff International airport is 40 minutes away with many direct connections, including Edinburgh and Paris. London Paddington is just 2 hours away by train from Cardiff Central Station with Heathrow serving flights to and from International destinations

Under an hours drive away is the Gower Peninsula, an astonishingly rich environment of limestone cliffs, golden sand beaches and wild moors.  In 1956, this varied landscape was the first place in the UK designated as an "Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty"

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