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Day 1 of the Bridgend ‘Elvis ADVENTure’ Christmas competition

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Before Elvis sets off on his Christmas 'ADVENTure' he needs to warm up a little, so before all the action he's going to stretch his legs and soak up the beautiful Bridgend scenery. He's had the beach boy blues for a while now so it'd be good to be back by the seaside!
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To get the most out of the beautiful scenery of Bridgend how about taking a look through the BridgendBites brochure?
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Did you spot the hidden Elvis song title? Click here to enter our competition and win one night's stay & afternoon tea at Coed-y-Mwstwr Hotel AND £100 of shopping vouchers at Bridgend Designer Outlet!


Bridgend, the UK's Leading Place to Water Activities: Top 5

As the days get hotter and hotter, you've got to find a sure-fire way to cool off. Luckily for you, Bridgend has some of the best water activities in the UK! Paddle Surfing to White Water Rafting, you will not be short of ways to cool off in the summer heat (and with this heat wave, you're going to need). Read up on these five great water activities in Bridgend!

Heading Out to the Sea © Visit Wales

Heading Out to the Sea © Visit Wales


Paddle Surfing
The new and growing water sport, Paddle Surfing, is one of the greatest things to hit Porthcawl! Easy to learn and great fun, just imagine yourself paddling along calm waters - splashing your family or simply relaxing. Many different companies throughout Bridgend offer this fun and exciting activity, like the Adventures Activity Centre!
 
Coasteering
One of the more exciting things to do in Bridgend, coasteering is everything from cliff jumping to scrambling in caves against the amazing backdrop of the Bridgend coast. It's a great activity for anyone, as great activity providers such as Adventures Wales have instructors who know just how slow to take it so that everyone has a good time, no matter how confident you feel!

Sea Kayaking © Visit Wales

Sea Kayaking © Visit Wales


Sea Kayaking
For something you're not likely to find many other places, sea kayaking is ideal for those looking for something fun. It's just like surfing... only you're in a kayak. Fun and easy lessons combined with the exhilarating rush of adrenaline as you catch a wave! Many different companies in Bridgend offer this as an alternative to surfing, so you definitely won't miss out!
 
Windsurfing
This exhilarating activity is great for your cooling-off needs. Whether it be the wind in your hair or the ocean spray, you'll be sure to be just cold enough that the sun shining down on you will pair to make the perfect temperature. Ocean Quest, a great local company throughout Bridgend, offers Windsurfing along with a slew of other options. Make sure this is on your "Must-Do" list!

Surfing © Adventure Wales

Surfing © Adventure Wales


Surfing
If Paddle-Surfing and Surf-Kayaking aren't for you, there's always classic surfing to fall back on. And it's a classic for a reason. Surfing is a great activity for kids, families or even stag parties! Beachbreak Surf School is a fun and local school in Porthcawl that offers basic surfing lessons for even the most inexperienced including lessons on land to the first expedition out to sea!


Glamorgan Heritage Coast & Countryside

Glamorgan Heritage Coast

Glamorgan Heritage Coast

 

The Glamorgan Heritage Coast and Countryside gives you a tasty blend of everything you want from a weekend break or holiday. We've got 28 miles of coastal scenery that lets you explore dramatic cliffs, golden sandy beaches, legendary villages, fascinating towns. Walk the Wales Coastal Path on the Heritage Coast. Visit the National Eisteddfod of Wales, the haunts of Gavin
& Stacey at Barry Island or he famous Porthcawl Elvis Festival,

 

castles, gardens great surf and golf. Stay in a Vineyard
Romany Caravan a Yurt or a Tepee. www.bridgendbites.com

Glamorgan Heritage Coast and Countryside


Glamorgan Heritage Coast & Countryside, originally uploaded by Tourism Bridgend.
Dramatic cliffs, golden sands, rolling countryside, majestic mountains and unparalleled diversity. Where else but the Glamorgan Heritage Coast and Countryside. http://tinyurl.com/4lpnd6k
It is a beautiful region where history tumbles out to greet you around every corner. In fact it’s like Wales in miniature. Everything in close proximity. Castles, ancient inns, mysterious mansions, rugged coast and inspiring churches, all contained within 28 miles of coastal scenery that also includes villages, towns, history and legends. Everything you could possibly want in a great holiday is here. If you are looking for something a little more active, this is the place.


Ewenny Pottery, Bridgend


Ewenny Pottery, Bridgend, originally uploaded by Tourism Bridgend.

Ewenny Pottery is situated on the outskirts of Bridgend on the road leading to the spectacular Glamorgan Heritage Coast. The pottery (which is 400 years old) contains the oldest established, working pottery in Wales which is run by the Jenkins family for the past eight generations.