About Swansea Bay and Gower
Swansea Bay's a place of impressive contrasts: City and country; historic and contemporary; grand parkland and pounding surf.
Swansea Bay, south-west Wales, UK
Swansea - Waterfront City, Wales' city by the sea, has Viking roots and a long, eventful history. Home to innovative visitor attractions and renowned for its awesome nightlife, it's a vibrant cultural centre, and a regional shopping hub.
Just a stone's throw away, the charismatic seaside village of Mumbles offers galleries and boutiques, snug cafés and fine dining.
The Gower Peninsula extends west of Mumbles, in miles of unspoilt coastal panoramas, award-winning golden beaches, and lush, rolling countryside.
And on the eastern edge of Swansea Bay, there's the Waterfall Country of Afan and the Vale of Neath: a must-see for walkers and cyclists alike. These steep-sided, wooded valleys are home to world-class mountain-biking, stately country parks, and the UK's second-largest forest south of the Scottish border.
Fireworks at BBC Proms in the Park
'The Mumbles', Mumbles Head
Surfing at Llangennith, Gower Peninsula
North Hill Tor and Landimore Marsh, North Gower
The Pennard Pill at Three Cliffs Bay, Gower Peninsula
Worm's Head at Rhossili Bay, Gower Peninsula
Lower Lliw Reservoir, Mawr
Waterfall Country, Afan and the Vale of Neath
Dylan Thomas exhibition, Swansea