Activity packed Afan!
Even though you are up in the mountains you are only a few miles from the sea. The best beach in the area is the three mile long Newton beach and dunes near Porthcawl. It stretches all the way around to Ogmore-by-Sea and is always relatively empty. It has the added advantage of being dog friendly. The beach is also used for horse-riding with jet ski and kayaking lesson conducted just offshore.

Adventures Wales, near Porthcawl and offers a wide range of activities from paintballing and quad biking to coasteering and gorge scrambling. Adventures Wales website.

Margam Country Park is 1000 acres of glorious parkland offering natural beauty, history, wildlife and coarse fishing. View the grounds of a Tudor-Gothic style Victorian Mansion House with its 12th Century Chapter House, ornamental gardens and deer herd. Families can enjoy the narrow gauge railway, children's adventure playground, farm trail, pets corner and Fairytale Land. Margam Country Park website.

Cymmer swimming pool right behind Afan Valley House is a modern pool with up-to-date facilities. Cymmer pool website.

Cimla Equestrian Centre. Good value riding lessons and Hacks at Hawdref Ganol Farm Cimla Equestrian Centre website.

Sailing and yacht hire at Oxwich Bay, The Gower and Swansea Marina. Euphoriasailing website.

Scuba diving. Bay Divers for diving around the Gower.
Bay Divers website.