Langland Bay is a popular coastal holiday resort in Gower, near Swansea in south Wales. In the right conditions, it is one of the best surf beaches in Britain. Rotherslade Bay is part of Langland but gets cut off from it at high tide. This superb stretch of sandy beach is extremely popular with sun and water-sports enthusiasts and annually wins the prestigious European Blue Flag award for water/sand quality.
Refreshment facilities are available at both beaches, with Langland and its landmark beach huts being particularly popular with families. Other facilities include a seafront brasserie and tennis courts.
Rotherslade is cut off from its neighbour at hightide, but is actually part of Langland, a superb stretch of sandy beach and extremely popular with sun and water-sports enthusiasts.
A coastal path links Langland Bay to Caswell Bay to the west and to Rotherslade, Limeslade Bay and Bracelet Bay to the east. The bay is accessible by road, and is serviced by public transport for a short period during the school summer holidays; there are also two large Pay-&-Display car-parks. Hot and cold snacks are available from two small shops, though these tend to operate limited opening times during the winter and focus on ice-creams and gifts for children.
Public showers are available near the beach, and a St John’s Ambulance Hut and Information Office operate at peak times. Swansea City Council operate a Surf Lifeguard service at the beach from the end of May to the beginning of September.
The beach hosts 79 Council-owned holiday beach huts, of which the newest, at the western end of the Bay, were built in the early 1960s and the rest in the 1920s. Over the years most had been gradually falling into a sorry state of repair, but in 2007 reconstruction of them all was begun. At the eastern end of the Bay are a number of privately owned beach huts within their own grounds and gated car park.
At the western end of the beach promenade is a brasserie, which opened in the summer of 2007.
- Postcode: SA3 4SQ
- Accessible by Bus: Buses 2/A/B/C from Swansea Bus Station, alighting at Langland Corner (0.25mi/0.4km); no service Sundays & Bank Holiday Mondays
- Accessible by Car: few minutes drive from Mumbles
- Accessible by Foot: steps to beach at Rotherslade
- Blueflag beach
- Car park: Pay & Display
- Disabled Access
- Dog Ban: between May and September
- Family Friendly
- Lifeguard: May – September
- Public Telephone
- Seaside award beach
- Toilets: including accessible toilet.
- Watersports: – popular with surfers