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As a responsible destination, Swansea Bay wants to support the safety of both residents and visitors to the area.

On 6th July 2020 the Welsh Government regulations regarding non-essential travel were  lifted. People in Wales are able to travel outside their local area and visitors can once more be welcomed to Wales. 

As we eagerly open our doors once more to our customers, it is vital that we don’t forget that the Coronavirus is still circulating.  To protect our freedom of movement and to continue saving lives, it is imperative that we all respond to the lifting of restrictions in a responsible way.

Below you will find links to dedicated information for both visitors making a trip to Swansea, or residents needing updates on changes to the city. Please take some time to read this information to maximise your safety, that of your family and friends, and also the community space you will be sharing.

Further down on this page you will find general updates and information, reflecting the latest Welsh Government guidelines. 

This will help prevent the further spread of the Coronavirus, #ProtectOurNHS and save lives.

We are very much looking forward to welcoming you back to Swansea Bay, Mumbles and Gower

Latest Updates


The non-essential travel restrictions were lifted in Wales on Monday 6th July 2020.  However, social distancing remains at a 2 metre distance in Wales and hygiene guidance remains in place.  We need to keep the important ‘R’ number below one, to continue to save lives.

Booking Accommodation

Self-contained accommodation operators are now able to take bookings (from the 11th July 2020).

Self-contained accommodation is entirely self-contained with kitchens and bathrooms that no other guests use. This includes self-catering cottages and apartments and caravans with their own bathroom facilities. In addition, are hotels and other serviced accommodation, for example, B&Bs and hostels, which have ensuite rooms and can provide room service meals.

Bars, Cafes & Restaurants

Food and drink venues can open from 13th July 2020, but only serving outside or for take-away sales. 

Some venues are already serving take-aways, please check before travelling.

We would strongly advise checking that a venue is open (and their revised opening hours) before you travel, to avoid disappointment.  Please note that it may be necessary to book ahead, some venues may only be accepting pre-booked customers.


Non-essential retailers are now able to open across Swansea Bay, where they have suitable measures in place to help prevent the spread of Covid-19 and ensure public safety.

Other Facilities

Please note that not all public facilities (eg toilets) are open as yet.  Information on Lifeguard patrolled beaches can be found on our Play Safe’  page, which also includes additional information on beach safety and facilities.

Please ensure that you take all your litter away with you if there are no bin or recycling points available – or if these are full.  Thank you.


As per the UK and Wales regulations, events may have regrettably been rescheduled, postponed or cancelled.  We will be regularly updating the What’s On pages of this website to reflect this information as we receive it.

Please keep checking our What’s On section for more details.

Further Information

Please refer to the official links below to find out the most up to date guidance and information available relating to COVID-19. We will update this page regularly with the latest Wales travel advice as appropriate.

Time to Make a Plan!

This website contains a wealth of information about Swansea Bay, which you can browse through at your leisure from wherever you are – we’ve got lots of ideas to help you plan your next visit!

Visit Swansea Bay. Responsibly