The goings on in and around Bridgend

Monthly Archives: June 2010

Kite Surfing at Rest Bay, Porthcawl

Rest Bay, Porthcawl has to be one of the best beaches in the world. Even on a sunny day you can get away from the crowds and find your own peace and tranquillity. Rest Bay is a blue flag clean sandy beach known locally as 'Southern Wales' Golden Coast and is ideal for all water sports as well as a great place for families.


Newcastle, originally uploaded by Tourism Bridgend.

The oldest and most historic part of Bridgend town is in the Newcastle Conservation Area grouped around the church and medieval fortress of Newcastle. Gazing down over the bridge from the top of the hill is the remains of this Norman Castle with its cluster of tiny cottages and houses, and surrounded by terrific views. Halfway up the hill is the Church House known locally as St. John’s Hospice.

My view by Sally Jones

Name:  Sally Jones
Where are you from: Bryncethin
What do you do: I'm a Youth Worker
Favourite local place and why: Merthyr Mawr Sand Dunes - it's picturesque and my children enjoy it.
Where do you like to eat locally:  I don't often eat out in the evening, but when I have done I eat at an Italian in Bridgend. During the day my choice would be the smaller coffee shop in the town centre.
If you like, tell us 1 thing about yourself / or tell us something interesting:  I've recently rescued a pony from slaughter and if given the opportunity I would like to do this on a larger scale.

The Three Valleys (part 3!)

The Three Valleys (part 2!)