Kenfig Pool Nature Reserve
Situated right on our parks door step!
Kenfig Pool itself, which is visible from most of our caravans on our site, is the Vale of Glamorgan's largest natural lake. The reserve itself is home to a wide variety of wildlife, insects and orchids. If you walk around the pool there are plenty of bird watchers shelters to enter and view the wildlife with disturbing them. There is a welcoming visitors centre at the main entrance to the reserve which hosts a small shop as well as a valuable information centre for children and adults alike. The site of the nature reserve was once a thriving town and was recently seen on Time Team with Tony Robinson.
The nature reserve is a must for anyone in the area and with only a short walk from our park, you can be sitting on the beach with views of Swansea Bay and Port Talbot.
The Prince of Wales Pub
If you exit our park and turn left, this fantastic pub is situated about a five minute walk on the right hand side. The food here is slightly above average pub food prices but it is worth it when it arrives. The portions are very generous and the food is of a great quality. The Sunday Roasts are extremely popular and it is advisable to book well in advance.
Porthcawl is a pretty little seaside town, less than fifteen minutes drive away from our park. (Exit our park, turn right. Follow the road through Nottage and follow the signs to Porthcawl). The coast line overlooks the Bristol Channel and is a superb place to sit on a sunny day with an ice cream. Although the shopping area is small, mainly just one street, it is full of most shops you would need in a small seaside town, ranging from high street shops such as Boots and Clintons, to more trendy and quirky gift shops. There is also a selection of tourist shops selling a wide variety of Welsh nicknacks for those souveniers to take home. There are also plenty of coastal walks to go along, Rest Bay being one of the most popular areas for walking.
Margam Country Park
Margam Country Park is approximately 850 acres in size. It is situtaed in Margam and is less than a ten minute drive from our park. (Turn left out of our park, hit the junction, turn left again. Drive to the end of the road and turn left and the entrance is just across the road). The main buildings in the park are Margam Castle, Margam Abbey and the country house. There is also an 18th Century orangery there! There is a small train that can take you around the park for an additional small fee, and there are plenty of wildlife to feast your eyes upon. There is a fantastic fairytale play area for children so you can wear them out before home time. The park is also host to a variety of events from spooky ghost walks to celebrity concerts, more recently Katherine Jenkins.