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Beautiful seaside location, nice beaches
Funfair area can be very, very busy in School hols!!
In a nutshell
A nice seaside town with a unique promeade
Each year on the last Weekend in September literally thousands of Elvis fans descend on the Town of Porthcawl for what is said to be the largest Elvis Festival in Europe. Fans flock from miles around to enjoy the party atmosphere at the High Tide Inn and go to one of their many free shows whilst others take it a bit more seriously and take part in 'The best festival Elvis' competition which is held in the Grand Pavillion. Over 20 venues within the town take part in the festival, some of the hotels even change their name for one weekend only. The Brentwood Hotel becomes the Heartbreak Hotel and the Blue Seas in Newton becomes the Blue Suede Shoes Hotel. It is a great carnival atmosphere in the town when the festival is on, only in Porthcawl will you see so many people dressed as Elvis in such a small area.
In 2009 the festival attracted over 10,000 people from far and wide. Extra venues were created, the High Tide Inn had non-stop live Elvises in 3 bars which included the new 'Graceland Marquee'. All day long the beer was £2.00 a bottle so needless to say the party atmosphere didn't take long to take off.
Updated Sep 30, 2009