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New Visit Bridgend website launches

As parts of the tourism and hospitality sector start to reopen across Wales, Bridgend County Borough Council has launched a new destination brand and website, promoting places to visit in the area and providing information on activities and available accommodation.

The new platform, visitbridgend.co.uk, was originally planned to launch ahead of the Easter holidays, but had to be postponed due to the coronavirus pandemic.

Replacing the former BridgendBites website, the new site promotes the sea, summits and scenery of the county borough, and brings together an exciting range of activities, accommodation and places of interest.

From our beautiful coastline with its blue-flag beaches, year-round surfing and world-class golf to historic sites and town centres, walking, hiking and cycling opportunities and a whole array of outdoor pursuits including kayaking and rock climbing, Bridgend County Borough has a huge amount to offer.

With the requirement to stay local now lifted by Welsh Government, self-contained accommodation able to reopen and outdoor areas at pubs, bars, cafes and restaurants now available to enjoy, we are looking forward to welcoming visitors and encouraging residents to discover the adventure, history and activities that the area has to offer in a safe, sensible way.

The launch of this new destination website comes at a crucial time for the visitor economy. A recent survey of local tourism businesses revealed that 64 per cent felt that the impact of the Covid-19 pandemic had been significant, with 31 per cent facing potential closure and three per cent fearing that their businesses would not survive. To support the tourism and hospitality sector in preparing to reopen, the council and its partners are putting a series of measures in place, including tailored online support which will enable businesses to achieve the ‘We’re Good To Go’ industry standard and consumer mark.

Council Leader Huw David

The new website has been partly funded by the Porthcawl Resort Infrastructure Focus project and supported by the European Regional Development Fund through the Welsh Government’s Tourism Attractor Destination programme, which has also developed the Water Sports Centre at Rest Bay, refurbished the Harbour Kiosk at Porthcawl Marina and created the Your Porthcawl social media campaign.

  • You can take a closer look at what Bridgend County Borough has to offer at co.uk,

For general enquiries, please contact Bridgend County Borough Council's customer contact centre:

Telephone: 01656 643643
Opening hours:

Our offices are temporarily closed to the public.

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