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Porthcawl

Porthcawl is an attractive seaside town close to Bridgend. Why not visit the funfair, or take a walk along the promenade? The fine beaches are popular with families and surfers alike.

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Sailing from: Porthcawl outer harbour wall [short walk from Porthcawl RNLI Lifeboat Station].

Postcode: CF36 4AP

Access: By road - M4 Junction 37/ A4229/ A4106 and follow signs to Harbour.

Car parking: Hillsboro Place car parks or alternatively on-street parking in town centre.

Public transport: Pyle (3 miles) or Bridgend (7 miles) Railway Stations. Local buses run by First Cymru Bus or taxi to harbour. Local bus stops: Porthcawl, Esplanade Hotel and Porthcawl, Lias Road (town centre).

Please use http://www.travelinesw.com/ to plan your journey.

Additional local information: Porthcawl Tourist Information Centre 01656 786639

 

    Cruise & explore: Ilfracombe
    Take the classic Bristol Channel excursion to the vibrant and historic North Devon town of Ilfracombe. Sail across the Channel to view the Exmoor Coast from Foreland Point & Lighthouse before docking at Ilfracombe's busy harbour. While ashore, relax with a harbourside ice cream, afternoon tea or pique your curiosity at the Ilfracombe Museum & Aquarium.

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    Cruise & explore: Lundy Island
    One of the highlights from our programme which combines stunning coastal scenery along the North Devon coast down to Ilfracombe, carrying straight on to the enchanting island of Lundy for time ashore. Climb the steep island paths for breath-taking views & enjoy a drink in the island’s only Marisco Tavern.

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    Cruise & explore: Ilfracombe
    Take the classic Bristol Channel excursion to the vibrant and historic North Devon town of Ilfracombe. Sail across the Channel to the view the Exmoor Coast from Foreland Point & Lighthouse before docking at Ilfracombe's busy harbour. While ashore, relax with a harbourside ice cream, afternoon tea or pique your curiosity at the Ilfracombe Museum & Aquarium.
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    Cruise & explore: Lundy Island
    One of the highlights from our programme which combines stunning coastal scenery along the North Devon coast down to Ilfracombe, carrying straight on to the enchanting island of Lundy for time ashore. Climb the steep island paths for breath-taking views & enjoy a drink in the island’s only Marisco Tavern.
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    Cruise Nash Point
    There is plenty to see on this delightful cruise of the Glamorgan Heritage Coast: marvel at the carboniferous limestone coastline carved by the waves and take in views of the Nash Point Lighthouse and Southerndown; recently filmed as a location for BBC’s Dr Who.
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    Cruise & explore: Ilfracombe
    Take the classic Bristol Channel excursion to the vibrant and historic North Devon town of Ilfracombe. Sail across the Channel to view the Exmoor Coast from Foreland Point & Lighthouse before docking at Ilfracombe's busy harbour. While ashore, relax with a harbourside ice cream, afternoon tea or pique your curiosity at the Ilfracombe Museum & Aquarium.
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    Explore Ilfracombe & cruise Porlock Bay
    Sail down to the vibrant North Devon resort of Ilfracombe and enjoy a scenic cruise along the Exmoor Coast: sail past Porlock Bay, Foreland Point & Lighthouse, Lynton & Lynmouth, Woody Bay & Combe Martin. A cruise of sheer cliffs & coastal woodlands! Then disembark to enjoy time ashore in the vibrant town of Ilfracombe before returning to Porthcawl.
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    Ilfracombe & coach to Lynton & Barnstaple Railway
    Sail to the North Devon resort town of Ilfracombe before disembarking for inclusive coach to Woody Bay to join this picturesque narrow gauge railway. Steam through the North Devon countryside & support the preservation of an important heritage railway. Take our inclusive coach back to Ilfracombe and re-join Balmoral to sail back to Porthcawl.
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    Ilfracombe & coach to Arlington Court & carriage Museum (NT)
    Sail to the North Devon resort town of Ilfracombe before disembarking for inclusive coach to Arlington Court. Explore the beautiful gardens or learn about carriages through the ages at the family-friendly museum. Take our inclusive coach back to Ilfracombe and re-join Balmoral to sail back to Porthcawl. Please note: Entrance to Arlington Court is not included in the cost of the ticket / entrance is free for National Trust (NT) members.
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