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TRECCO BAY CARAVAN PARK

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NPRN 268128

Map Reference SS87NW

Grid Reference SS832767

Unitary (Local) Authority Bridgend

Old County Glamorgan

Community Porthcawl

Type of Site HOLIDAY CENTRE

Broad Class RECREATIONAL

Period 20th Century, Modern

Site Description Trecco Bay Caravan Park, Porthcawl, is now the UK’s largest caravan park. The rapid growth of caravanning and camping began in the 1950s and 60s as an alternative to the traditional boarding house or hotel. Trecco Bay was at its height in the late 1950s, with caravans, tents, toilet blocks and other facilities nestling in the dunes and spilling out onto the beach at the very limit of the high tide mark. (Text from the forthcoming 'Historic Wales from the Air', RCAHMW, 2012).

RCAHMW, 2012

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