22nd - 23rd October 2022
Hi Tide Caravan Park, Porthcawl : https://www.facebook.com/HiTidePorthcawl
If you don’t know Steve was born and spent the first 9 years of his life in Port Talbot. I know, he doesn’t sound like it now, but moving and to, and attending school in Milton Keynes in the 80s soon saw him quickly lose his lovely sing-song accent. In non-covid times we travel to Wales to catch up with family 3 or 4 times a year, so we are long overdue a visit.
On Friday afternoon, we picked the boys up from school and set off on one of the longest, wettest drives to Wales we have ever endured. Half Term traffic was awful, but we did eventually arrive at one of our favourite destinations near Port Talbot. We arrived tired and hungry so our first stop was Beales for Fish and Chips. Thank YOU Charlie from the Rolling Rucks for the recommendation. It was delicious.
The Hi-Tide Inn is a beachfront attraction dating back to 1947. Tucked behind the Inn and Harbour Lights bar is a small basic campsite. We love this campsite purely because of its brilliant location. You can lie in bed and see the sea, then when you step out of the van it’s only a short 2-3 minute walk to amusement arcades, bars, restaurants and a couple more minutes to the Coney Beach funfair.
On Saturday Morning we woke up, ate bacon butties (standard seaside motorhome breakfast!) and headed out to explore. An hour (and several pounds later) bumped in to a local subscriber called Rob. We spend the next couple of hours getting to know Rob and watching the boys have fun in the fun fair.
The Hi-Tide Caravan park is cheap, cheerful and the perfect place to spend 24 hours enjoying good old fashioned British Seaside fun.