Swansea Beach

Swansea Beach stretches for five miles along Swansea Bay between the Maritime Quarter and the “Knab Rock” near Mumbles and offers a diverse range of activities from a gentle stroll on the beach, sunbathing, and fishing to roller-blading and cycling on the promenade. Swansea Beach is often used for various watersports during the summer – just watch and enjoy or take part!

Leonardo’s, a Guest House in Oystermouth Road, Swansea, is just across the road from Swansea Beach: www.leonardosguesthouse.co.uk

The Beach is backed by a promenade/cycle track (part of National Cycle Route 4) and a coastal road. The southern section of the Swansea Bay beach between Blackpill and Mumbles is designated Site of Special Scientific Interest.

Swansea Beach has a couple of named sections. The section of beach just outside Victoria park is known as “The Slip”. Blackpill Beach is the section around the mouth of the Clyne River. There is a great children’s playground at Blackpill (Postcode: SA1 3SN).

Attractions on Swansea Beach include a wooden ship climbing frame on the beach towards Brynmill, a Lido and The Junction cafe at Blackpill. Towards Mumbles the beach becomes more pebbly and less suitable for sunbathing, but is a great vantage point for views and of course the bustling sea-side village of Mumbles.

  • Accessible by Bus
  • Accessible by Car
  • Accessible by Foot: minutes from the city centre
  • Car park: several Pay & Display car parks scattered along the foreshore
  • Disabled Access
  • Dog Ban: partial dog ban between May – September
  • Family Friendly: large sandy beach with playground by County Hall
  • Public Telephone
  • Refreshments: available along promenade
  • Toilets: at Civic Centre, Victoria Park and Southend
  • Watersports: windsurfing, kayaking, banana rides, etc.