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Porthcawl - Newton Bay Beach

Porthcawl, Pen-y-bont ar Ogwr / Bridgend

A sandy bay with some rocks situated between Porthcawl and the large sand dune area of Merthyr Mawr.

Weather and Tides


16 August 2017

Light Rain

Maximum Temperature19°C (66°F)
Minimum Temperature16°C (61°F)
Wind DirectionSouth South Easterly
Wind Speed9mph
VisibilityVery Good
UV Risk4
Sunrise06:01 BST
Sunset20:36 BST


17 August 2017

Light Cloud

Maximum Temperature19°C (66°F)
Minimum Temperature15°C (59°F)
Wind DirectionWest South Westerly
Wind Speed14mph
VisibilityVery Good
UV Risk6
Sunrise06:03 BST
Sunset20:34 BST


18 August 2017

Heavy Rain Shower

Maximum Temperature17°C (63°F)
Minimum Temperature14°C (57°F)
Wind DirectionWesterly
Wind Speed27mph
VisibilityVery Good
UV Risk6
Sunrise06:04 BST
Sunset20:32 BST


Low tide: 07:04 BST
(06:04 16 August 2017 GMT)

High tide: 13:30 BST
(12:30 16 August 2017 GMT)

Low tide: 19:45 BST
(18:45 16 August 2017 GMT)


High tide: 02:12 BST
(01:12 17 August 2017 GMT)

Low tide: 08:30 BST
(07:30 17 August 2017 GMT)

High tide: 14:52 BST
(13:52 17 August 2017 GMT)

Low tide: 21:16 BST
(20:16 17 August 2017 GMT)


High tide: 03:35 BST
(02:35 18 August 2017 GMT)

Low tide: 09:52 BST
(08:52 18 August 2017 GMT)

High tide: 16:12 BST
(15:12 18 August 2017 GMT)

Low tide: 22:32 BST
(21:32 18 August 2017 GMT)

Important! Tide times are for the nearest measurement point (Porthcawl) and may not be accurate for this beach. You should not rely on these times for anything other than a broad indication of when the tide will be at its highest or lowest.

In particular, these tide times are not suitable for navigational use.

Accurate tide forecasts require complex calculations and detailed local information. If you intend to engage in any activity for which tidal information is important for safety reasons (including sailing, powerboating, diving, and surfing) then you should obtain professional data.

Tidal predictions are © Crown Copyright and/or database rights. Reproduced by permission of the Controller of Her Majesty's Stationery Office and the UK Hydrographic Office (