|Location Map ( geo)|
|Distance:||3.7 miles (6 km)|
|Meets:||A48, A4229, unclassified|
|Route outline (key)|
The A4106 is one of the two classified roads serving the Welsh coastal town of Porthcawl.
The road starts at a roundabout on the A48 to the west of Laleston near Bridgend. It heads southwestwards across open country only a couple of miles north of the coast, although the sea is not visible.
Presently the road reaches Newton and skirts its northern edge. A roundabout provides access to the village centre whilst we continue west and only become residential a short distance further on. A roundabout is then reached to the east of Nottage. To the right is the A4229 whilst we turn left.
Now dual-carriageway, the road heads southwards into Porthcawl. The next junction is a large roundabout and the A4106 ends here, with the other roads all unclassified.
The A4106 came into being in the mid-1920s when the B4282 was upgraded to Class I status. This road (and therefore the original route of the A4106) deviated from the present route towards the west, running through Newton along New Road before reaching the seafront. It ran along the Eastern Promenade and Esplanade and ended where it met the B4283 John Street.
The road was later rerouted to bypass Newton and reach the old railway line south of Nottage. This was followed into Porthcawl, now called The Portway, with the A4106 (but not the road) ending to the north of the old station site.