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Swansea Bay

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Discover Swansea Bay, the perfect location for a legendary adventure. From family holidays and romantic weekend getaways, to walking and adrenaline packed experiences. Explore the region and discover all that Swansea Bay, Mumbles and Gower have to offer.

Weather Averages

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MARCH - MAY High 13.5°c Low 6.43°c Precipitation 0.04mm/hr
JUNE - AUGUST High 19.49°c Low 13.62°c Precipitation 0.03mm/hr
SEPTEMBER - NOVEMBER High 15.2°c Low 9.24°c Precipitation 0.03mm/hr
DECEMBER - FEBRUARY High 9.1°c Low 3.09°c Precipitation 0.08mm/hr

THINGS TO DO IN Swansea Bay

Swansea Bay is a bay on the southern coast of Wales. The River Neath, River Tawe, River Afan, River Kenfig and Clyne River flow into the bay. Swansea Bay and the upper reaches of the Bristol Channel experience a large tidal range. From the idyll of Swansea Bay to the beautiful Gower Peninsula, a trip to Swansea is a must. Take in the sweeping waterfront of Swansea Bay leading to Mumbles and onto the beautiful Gower Peninsula. Not complete without trying one of the famous Welsh-Italian ice cream parlours.

Swansea

Swansea Bay
Heading outdoors? Explore some of Swansea’s many parks and gardens. 5 of them, Clyne Gardens, Singleton Botanical Gardens, Victoria Park, Cwmdonkin Park and Brynmill Park have Green Flag Awards and are great places to spend time with the family; after picking up some local goodies for a picnic at Swansea Market. If you are looking for a bit of all weather activity, drop into the LC Leisure Complex with its water park, soft play area, climbing walls and fitness centre.

Mumbles

Swansea Bay
Welcome to cosy, cosmopolitan Mumbles. One of Dylan Thomas’ many stamping grounds and home to some world class ice cream too. Mumbles marks the beginning of the Gower Peninsula’s coastline. It’s a well-loved area of Swansea, and when you come here, it’s clear to see why. There are plenty of things to do in Mumbles. Surround yourself in the history and tradition that this area is steeped with. There’s a Lighthouse built in 1794, and a Victorian Pier. Oystermouth Castle is also well worth a visit, sitting on a hilltop with fabulous views overlooking the sea.

Gower

Swansea Bay
Just a short drive from Swansea, the Gower Peninsula is more than just a pretty face. It was designated as the UK’s first Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty back in 1956, and we’re glad to say it hasn’t changed much since. Visit the Gower Peninsula for a rich and varied environment which is breath-taking. From wild moors and limestone cliffs to golden, sandy beaches. True adrenaline junkies can try a spot of coasteering. Climb the cliffs and leap into the waves below, not for the faint hearted.

LOCAL CUISINE

There’s a lot to get your teeth into in Swansea Bay and Gower. Our menu is bursting with irresistible foodie options, from the freshest of fresh fish pulled straight from the sea to that ultimate combo of coast and country, lamb raised on briny salt marshes. Prefer sweet to savoury? We’ve got you covered with indulgent Italian ice cream, fruity welshcakes and unbelievable brownies.

GETTING HERE

Swansea Bay is in south-west Wales, in the west of the United Kingdom, and is easy to reach by car, train, coach, sea, or air. Just a 3½ hour drive from London, and 2¾ hours from Birmingham, it’s the ideal place to escape to for a relaxing short break, or longer holiday, in peaceful surroundings. In addition, fast and frequent train and coach services link major UK cities to Swansea Bay. Arriving by car, the M4 Motorway from the east gives direct access to all parts of Swansea Bay.