Nottage is a village lying north of Porthcawl in Bridgend county, South Wales. The Ogmore river flows into its estuary at Ogmore by Sea, 4.5 mile, 7km. south east of the village, and Coney Beach amusement park is situated just over 2km south of Nottage at Porthcawl.
With beautiful golden sands and MCS recommended waters, Rest Bay beach is a popular place for water sports including fishing, windsurfing, sea canoeing, swimming and surfing. A slipway gives easy access on to the sands.
Just north of Rest Bay are the wide sands of Kenfig Beach and the renowned Kenfig Burrows and Nature Reserve.
The historic village of Nottage is a quaint little village of stone cottages and old inns. At one time, a navigable stream ran from the village down to the sea. Local names such as Sker Beach are testaments to the fact that Vikings were active in the area at some time in the past. There are many links between Nottage and St David the patron Saint of Wales, including a holy well called St David's Well.
Candleston castle is situated 6.5 miles south east of Nottage. A manor house was built here during the 14th century by the de Cantelupe family, which the name Candleston is believed to have derived from. Although the grounds became engulfed by sand dunes later on, the building was occupied until the 19th century. Features worth noting include a grand tower, and a solar complete with large windows, a fireplace and a latrine.