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As a responsible destination, Swansea Bay wants to support the safety of both residents and visitors to the area. Read on for a quick rundown on visiting safely, responsibly and sustainably.

A shared space

Gower and rural Swansea is home to both wildlife and livestock, be mindful of this when driving, close gates behind you when walking and keep dogs on leads when crossing farmland. During spring many horses, sheep and cows will be expecting, it is important to give them space and stay away from their foals, lambs and calves, our presence can cause distress and lead to tragic outcomes. Read up on the Dog Walking Code here and  walking near livestock here. 

Land and sea

There’s nothing like a dip in the sea but fast moving tides and rip currents can catch anyone out. Find out which beaches have lifeguards, how to check tide times and more water safety advice on our Play Safe page.

Walkers are truly spoiled when it comes to the routes and scenery on offer but those unfamiliar with a rural landscape can find it tricky to navigate. Read up on walking near livestock and find advice on walking safely with regards to the coast path and tides here.

The environment

Swansea Bay and Gower has been recognised for its outstanding natural beauty. When you visit please make sure you treat the environment with respect by not disturbing the wildlife and taking your litter home with you, read up on disposable barbeque protocol.

If you’re keen to leave the car at home, Swansea Bay is serviced by bus and has a good range of cycle routes.