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The Rest - Porthcawl

The UE Photography team decided to step away from the office and have a mini road trip to the seaside… for some reason though, we just couldn’t leave the cameras behind and ended up stumbling across the now abandoned “Rest”.
Suppose we best take a look around!

The Rest is a Victorian built convalescence hospital that overlooks the Royal Porthcawl Golf Club and Rest Bay.

Built within the 1800s, the property extends to more than 52,000sqft and was built with the backing of Florence Nightingale. The institution was maintained and supported by private contributors which included prominent landowners, the trade union and a host of private individuals.

It was a pleasure to be able to visit this location although it was at the same time disappointing to see it in such a poor and sorry state of repair. Thankfully, given the prime location in which it sits, vandalism and damage has been minimised although not fully prevented.

The future for this once grand location consists of redevelopment and luxury homes overlooking the seafront. Work started on this during 2017 and we hope to return with permission to photograph the final development.

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All of our photographs from this location can be viewed below!

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Visit Date: June 2016

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