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Home of the Elvis Festival, International Jazz Festival and the Pro Surf Uk tour to name a few, Porthcawl is the perfect seaside entertainment venue. Find out how you can join in the fun…

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What’s On

Home of the Elvis Festival, International Jazz Festival and the Pro Surf Tour to name a few, Porthcawl is the perfect seaside entertainment venue.

The Grand Pavilion, with its octagonal dome and striking frontage that has dominated the seafront for 70 years, provides a variety of top class entertainment for tourists and residents of South Wales. Renowned as the premier Dance Hall of its day, the Pavilion has evolved to keep pace with the demands of its customers hosting Comedy, Variety, Theatre and Musicals, Pantomime and ‘One Nighters’.

For classic seaside fun don’t miss out on a day at the Fun Fair. Coney Beach Amusement Park is at the heart of Porthcawl and sits on Sandy Bay, which is one of seven bays at this historical South Wales seaside town. The Parks’ own beach is nearly a mile long and a magnet for surfers and bathers alike with lifeguards on duty during the summer months and with donkey rides, bouncy castles and trampolines ideal as a safe family destination.

Porthcawl Harbour Saturday 30th August Visit

Ilfracombe £35 Cruise Exmoor Coast £37

 Waverley is one of the world’s greatest historic ships – the last sea-going paddle steamer in the world – magnificently restored with towering funnels, timber decks and gleaming varnish and brass. You can see and hear the mighty steam engines as they propel the paddles that take Waverley majestically through the sea.

 Contact erin@waverleyexcursions.co.uk



The inaugural Bridgend County Borough retail awards ceremony took place on Sunday 24th November at the Grand Pavilion. The winners were:

Customer Service Award – sponsored by FRF Bridgend

Patel’s Mini Market

 Independent Retailer Awards – sponsored by Watts & Morgan Estate Agents


Market Stall Award – sponsored by The Rhiw Shopping Centre Bridgend


 National Retailer Award – sponsored by Bridgend Shopping Centre


 Fabulous Food Award – sponsored by Just Perfect Catering Bridgend

Peter Wood & Sons Butchers

 Hair and Beauty Award – sponsored by Gilmor Hair and Beauty

Simply Beauty

 Shooting Star Award – sponsored by Blinds Express

Candy Shack

 Professional / Service Industry Award – presented by BCBC

Bassrock Laundry

 Evening Economy Award – presented by Bridge FM

The Phoenix

 Specialist Retailer Award – sponsored by Wyndham Plastics and Glass

AJ Guttridge the Florist