Rest Bay is a popular beach with miles of fine quality golden sand and some rock pools backed by low cliffs and The Royal Porthcawl Golf Club. Excellent for water sports, beach surfing, canoeing, kite/wind surfing and body boarding; a Surfing Academy offers lessons during peak season. Very good for walking – you can walk along the coastline to Pink Bay and beyond. The Bay takes its name from the 1880 Rest Convalescent Home, which overlooks the Bay and was built with advice from Florence Nightingale. Blue Flag and Seaside Award beach. Toilets, café bar, parking. Lifeguard service provided 10:00 – 18:00 26 May to 2 September 2018. No dogs allowed May to end September.