Gower - Swansea Bay to Caswell Bay

Swansea Bay Back to map

Swansea Bay is at the eastern end of the peninsula and runs from the mouth of the River Tawe in Swansea following a gentle curve south to Mumbles about five miles away. There is a promenade along the edge of the bay suitable for cycling, running or walking and gives panoramic views accross the bay. The bay is the venue of many watersports events such as kite surfing, sailing and powerboat racing.

Mumbles Back to map

This pretty seaside village boasts a 12th century castle and has a variety of shops, cafés and restaurants as well as tennis courts and a bowling green. From the centre of the village, known as Oystermouth, the promenade continues around the bay to several boat slips and boat trips leave here for the Gower coast. At the end of the bay is a pier and lifeboat station and the Mumbles lighthouse built to guide vessels into Swansea.

Bracelet Bay Back to map

Bracelet Bay is the first bay on the southern coast of Gower just around from Mumbles Head. It is a small limestone bay with sand and rocks and at low tide there are lots of rockpools to explore. Access is good with a large carpark situated above the beach. There is lifeguard here between May and August. Overlooking the bay is a restaurant and café with views of the lighthouse.

Limeslade Bay Back to map

A small rocky beach surrounded by limestone cliffs and with sand at low tide accessed by steps. There are some interesting rock formations (shown in the photo to the left). On one side is the Coastguard Centre and lookout for South and West Wales and on the other side is the beginning of the coastal path around Gower. Here the coastal path leads first to Rotherslade and then on to Langland Bay.

Langland Bay Back to map

Langland includes Rotherslade on the east, a small cove with steps down to rock pools and sand at low water, a café on the path leading to Langland. This popular bay has good parking and a bistro with tennis courts and a golf course nearby. Beach huts and great surfing have made this bay unique in Gower. There is a sandy beach and pools to explore. From here the coastal path leads on towards Caswell.

Caswell Bay Back to map

A pretty bay with a sandy beach which is quite extensive at low water with many rock pools and caves to explore. It is popular with families, swimmers and surfers. It offers easy access and good parking plus shops and cafés - one offering open fires in the winter months. Walkers will enjoy Bishops Wood and Caswell Valley behind the bay or you can continue along the coastal path to Brandy Cove and Pwll Du.