The fabulous beaches & coastline of Swansea Bay, Mumbles & Gower
For brilliant beaches, it doesn’t come much better than The Gower Peninsular. Most have Blue Flag status in an area designated as one of truly outstanding natural beauty. From vast expanses of golden sand to cosy secluded coves, you’ll be spoilt for choice.
A dramatic sweep of bay called Swansea Sands extends from Swansea Marina to the bustling village of Mumbles and is simply perfect for water sports including sailing, sea kayaking, wake boarding and windsurfing. All of these activities are available at the beach & watersports centre located on the beach at Brynmill - the centre offers modern facilities along with a seafront café, a variety of beach sports including football and volleyball and a host of watersports. Swansea Bay is also popular for kite flying and dog walking.
For more great sandy beaches, head around Mumbles point to the craggy coves of Bracelet and Limeslade, both of which are excellent for rock pooling and exploring. The landmark, Mumbles lighthouse sits above Bracelet Bay. The family beaches of Rotherslade, Langland and Caswell, are well served by beachfront facilities and are within easy reach of Mumbles, either via the coastal path or by car.
Venture a little further west and marvel as a more rugged, wilder coastline starts to unfold to reveal some of the most dramatic surfing beaches in the UK. From Three Cliffs Bay to Llangennith, Rhossili to Llanelli, it’s a haven for beach fun and water sports. The iconic Rhossili Bay has repeatedly been voted as one of the top beaches in the UK & Europe.
Whether learning to sail at the Oxwich Bay Watersports Club or the many sailing clubs and schools based in Swansea Marina, the area is a boat lovers’ paradise. The conveniently located Marina boasts a Gold Anchor Award, with an impressive range of working and pleasure crafts, some offering boat and fishing trips around the Gower coastline. There’s plenty of sailing too from Mumbles’ Knab Rock.
One of the highlights of visiting Gower is to take a trip on the award-winning Gower Explorer. This rib will take you on an advnture around the South Gower coastline to explore the wildlife and beautiful scenery that the area offers.