The village of Newton can be found near Porthcawl in Bridgend county, South Wales. It sits on the edge of the estuary where, after travelling over 20 miles from its source north of Treorchy, the river Ogmore enters into the sea.
The village has a long history, dating back from the 12th century, and was once a thriving port.
Three beautiful, sandy beaches are close to Newton. Newton Bay (around half a kilometre from the village centre) has been awarded a Blue Flag award for its excellent waters and golden sands, and is a popular place with surfers. The Newton Burrows sand dunes that back Newton beach are a designated Site of Special Scientific Interest. The dunes form an important habitat for wildlife and plants, and also claim fame to the second highest sand dune in Europe, locally known as the 'big dipper'.
Trecco Bay (1km south west of Newton) is an ideal family beach, with an amusement arcade, leisure centre, crazy golf, bowling and entertainers.
Finally, Sandy Bay (to the west of Trecco Bay) is home to the Coney Beach amusement park, which is situated on its promenade, as well as golf, entertainers and bowlers.