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Porthcawl, Bridgend

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Porthcawl, Bridgend

Porthcawl is a town and community on the south coast of Wales in the county borough of Bridgend, 25 miles (40 kilometres) west of the capital city, Cardiff and 19 miles (30.5 kilometres) southeast of Swansea. Situated on a low limestone headland on the South Wales coast, overlooking the Bristol Channel, Porthcawl developed as a coal port during the 19th century, but its trade was soon taken over by more rapidly developing ports such as Barry.
Administrative CountyBridgend
Traditional CountyGlamorgan
OS GridSS8277
OS Settlement ClassificationTown
Police AuthoritySouth Wales
Fire and Rescue AuthoritySouth Wales
Fire and Rescue AuthoritySouth Wales
Ambulance AuthorityWelsh
Dialling code01656

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