Bridgend County has developed a reputation for watersports and other outdoor activities which have become increasingly popular. Help us to understand the needs and aspirations of visitors coming to the area to participate in watersports.

Welcome to Bridgend County

Surf. Summits. Scenery.

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Photo - Rest Bay, Porthcawl

See & Do

From mountaintop to coast

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Rock pooling at Rest Bay

Places

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Garw Valley

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Garw Valley

Bridgend County is a breath of fresh air. The shoreline is home to year-round surfing, blue-flag beaches and world-class golf. Inland, natural beauty is dotted with historic sites and legends. Our curious traditions include the ancient Mari Lwyd at New Year and the world’s biggest Elvis Festival. All year round, we’re up for an adventure!

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Beautiful Bryngarw is blooming lovely! 😍

Visit the park’s ornamental gardens to take in these gorgeous surroundings!

#VisitBridgend #VisitWales #FindYourEpicBeautiful Bryngarw is blooming lovely! 😍

Visit the park’s ornamental gardens to take in these gorgeous surroundings!

#VisitBridgend #VisitWales #FindYourEpic
School’s out for summer! 🕶🌞

There’s lots of outdoor fun to be had by all the family in Bridgend County! 

⛱ Golden sandy beaches
🌸 Nature reserves
🌳 Mountains
🌊 Ocean adventures
📜 Castles and historical landmarks

Check out our website to plan your visit (link in bio)!

#VisitBridgend #VisitWales #FindYourEpicSchool’s out for summer! 🕶🌞

There’s lots of outdoor fun to be had by all the family in Bridgend County! 

⛱ Golden sandy beaches
🌸 Nature reserves
🌳 Mountains
🌊 Ocean adventures
📜 Castles and historical landmarks

Check out our website to plan your visit (link in bio)!

#VisitBridgend #VisitWales #FindYourEpic
Between the Trees is nearly here! A unique festival celebrating nature, science, music, art and spoken word - set in a beautiful woodland by the sea! 🌳🌊

📅 26-28th August | 📍Merthyr Mawr National Nature Reserve

Who’s got their tickets? 

@betweenthetreesfestival 

#VisitBridgend #VisitWales #FindYourEpicBetween the Trees is nearly here! A unique festival celebrating nature, science, music, art and spoken word - set in a beautiful woodland by the sea! 🌳🌊

📅 26-28th August | 📍Merthyr Mawr National Nature Reserve

Who’s got their tickets? 

@betweenthetreesfestival 

#VisitBridgend #VisitWales #FindYourEpic
World class golf, world class views😍⁠
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📸@golfyboy84⁠
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Here in Bridgend, we’re pretty spoilt for choice when it comes to golf. ⁠
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🏌️‍♀️@royal_porthcawl⁠
🏌️‍♀️@coed_y_mwstwr_gc⁠
🏌️‍♀️@maesteggolfclub⁠
🏌️‍♀️@pandkgc⁠
🏌️‍♀️@grovegolfclub⁠
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Most of them allow visitors too! Which is your favourite?⁠
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#VisitBridgend #VisitWales #FindYourEpic⁠World class golf, world class views😍⁠
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📸@golfyboy84⁠
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Here in Bridgend, we’re pretty spoilt for choice when it comes to golf. ⁠
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🏌️‍♀️@royal_porthcawl⁠
🏌️‍♀️@coed_y_mwstwr_gc⁠
🏌️‍♀️@maesteggolfclub⁠
🏌️‍♀️@pandkgc⁠
🏌️‍♀️@grovegolfclub⁠
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Most of them allow visitors too! Which is your favourite?⁠
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#VisitBridgend #VisitWales #FindYourEpic⁠
Fall in love in Bridgend County, fall in love with Bridgend County ♥️ ⁠
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📍Newton Beach⁠
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Whether it’s a romantic getaway, day date, or honeymoon, Bridgend's pretty perfect!🥰⁠ Tag a friend who should plan their next date here...⁠
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📸 @safrinasmithphotography | @amyhayesss⁠
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#VisitBridgend #VisitWales #FindYourEpicFall in love in Bridgend County, fall in love with Bridgend County ♥️ ⁠
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📍Newton Beach⁠
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Whether it’s a romantic getaway, day date, or honeymoon, Bridgend's pretty perfect!🥰⁠ Tag a friend who should plan their next date here...⁠
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📸 @safrinasmithphotography | @amyhayesss⁠
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#VisitBridgend #VisitWales #FindYourEpic
Imagine riding a horse on an open beach near the stunning sea shores...⁠
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Horse riders come from all over Wales to ride their horses on our beautiful Welsh beaches, including on Kenfig Nature Reserve which @simoncon spotted last month🐴⁠
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With rare orchids, undulating dunes, and views galore, make Kenfig your next adventure☀️⁠
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#VisitBridgend #VisitWales #FindYourEpic⁠
⁠Imagine riding a horse on an open beach near the stunning sea shores...⁠
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Horse riders come from all over Wales to ride their horses on our beautiful Welsh beaches, including on Kenfig Nature Reserve which @simoncon spotted last month🐴⁠
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With rare orchids, undulating dunes, and views galore, make Kenfig your next adventure☀️⁠
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#VisitBridgend #VisitWales #FindYourEpic⁠
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Families love Bridgend County for it’s sandy beaches and water sports 🌊 

There’s no place like it for a short break! 

Plan your stay by hitting the link in our bio 👉🏻

#VisitBridgend #VisitWales #FindYourEpicFamilies love Bridgend County for it’s sandy beaches and water sports 🌊 

There’s no place like it for a short break! 

Plan your stay by hitting the link in our bio 👉🏻

#VisitBridgend #VisitWales #FindYourEpic
A view worth travelling for😍⁠
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The farmers of Wales certainly know how to keep the countryside in order. How beautiful do Tythegston Fields look?⁠
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📸@callumgillingsphotography ⁠
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#VisitBridgend #VisitWales #FindYourEpic⁠A view worth travelling for😍⁠
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The farmers of Wales certainly know how to keep the countryside in order. How beautiful do Tythegston Fields look?⁠
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📸@callumgillingsphotography ⁠
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#VisitBridgend #VisitWales #FindYourEpic⁠
You never know what or who you might see along the Bridgend coastline…🐬⁠
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📸 Stephen Jones ⁠
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#VisitBridgend #VisitWales #FindYourEpicYou never know what or who you might see along the Bridgend coastline…🐬⁠
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📸 Stephen Jones ⁠
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#VisitBridgend #VisitWales #FindYourEpic
A Bridgend County Sunset☀️⁠
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📸@davespencer81 - Family fun at Rest Bay⁠
📸@timboss81 - An epic sunset at Rest Bay⁠
📸@imageswithadam - Sun setting over Bwlch Mountain⁠
📸@welsh.walks - Paddleboarding at Rest Bay⁠
📸 @nickwitts - Surfers returning to shore at Rest Bay⁠
📸 Norman Green - Rest Bay⁠
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#VisitBridgend #VisitWales #FindYourEpic⁠
⁠A Bridgend County Sunset☀️⁠
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📸@davespencer81 - Family fun at Rest Bay⁠
📸@timboss81 - An epic sunset at Rest Bay⁠
📸@imageswithadam - Sun setting over Bwlch Mountain⁠
📸@welsh.walks - Paddleboarding at Rest Bay⁠
📸 @nickwitts - Surfers returning to shore at Rest Bay⁠
📸 Norman Green - Rest Bay⁠
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#VisitBridgend #VisitWales #FindYourEpic⁠
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