If you look up Swansea Bay in the dictionary (our dictionary) you’ll see a picture of a stunning sandy beach. The beaches here have won awards, and plenty of them – including 10th best beach in the world. Pretty amazing stuff! Why not consider Swansea Bay for a beach break?
Surf and the City
You don’t have to travel far from the City Centre to enjoy the coast. In fact, Swansea Bay Beach is only minutes away, and it’s a Watersports Centre of Excellence!
Head a little further from the city, around Mumbles head, and you’ll find Bracelet Bay. It’s great for rockpooling and you can enjoy delicious ice creams with a fine view of Mumbles lighthouse too.
It’s hard to talk about Gower without mentioning Rhossili Bay – Wales’ Best Beach 2017 and one of the UK’s Top 10 Beaches (Trip Advisor Traveller’s Choice Awards!). It’s been referred to as “the supermodel of British Beaches” and has won accolades such as “Britain’s Best Beach”, and the “UK’s Best Picnic Spot”. It’s a haven for wildlife too with many different breeds of bird nesting in the cliffs – so don’t forget your binoculars.
If you’re looking to catch some waves, head to Langland Bay, Caswell Bay or Llangennith, bring out the adrenaline junkie inside you and hop on a surfboard! Oxwich Bay and Horton are family favourites; they’re spacious and safe with plenty of sand to let your sand-sculpting creativity loose. Many beaches in Swansea Bay are dog friendly too – which means even furry, four-legged family members can enjoy.
For a more remote experience head to Three Cliffs Bay, where you can see the signature limestone cliffs. There’s also a forest and a castle for exploring nearby. Amble from Rhossili to Mewslade Bay if you enjoy sloping sea cliffs and breath-taking views.
Some of the hidden Gower jewels include Pwll Du, one for the more adventurous as it sits at the bottom of a valley with access limited to just 3 footpaths. Brandy Cove is similarly secluded, but offers some exceptionally stunning scenery. If you fancy exploring the Swansea Bay scenery on horseback, you can visit one of the beachfront riding schools.
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Alternatively, browse our beach pages.