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Bracelet Bay Beach

Stroll with ice cream in hand along the rocky coastline of this rugged bay with views of an 18th-century lighthouse.

Limestone cliffs tower over the rustic pebbly shoreline of Bracelet Bay Beach. This serene and relaxing haven is a quieter option than some of the more central beaches of Swansea. Appreciate the spectacular views of the cliffs as you play near the sea with your family.

Relax on one of the small sandy patches on the otherwise pebbly beach. Enjoy a picnic with your family while the soothing sound of the waves creates pleasant background music. Capture photos of the Mumbles Lighthouse in the distance. See as far as Devon in southwestern England on a clear day. The sea is cold and choppy but safe for swimming. Sea canoeing is one of the popular activities here.

Join the kids searching the beach for crabs, shells and other marine treasures or take them to the children’s play area. Read a book or watch boats passing by. Clamber on top of the rocks and climb up parts of the cliffs. Caves and rock pools are hidden amid the intriguing rock formations.

Dine at one of the restaurants and bars around the limestone cliffs that hover over the bay. Shops shell souvenirs and beach gear.

Walk west for a few minutes to get to Limeslade Bay, which has a coastguard look-out station.

Visit the Mumbles, a spectacular headland with an 18th-century lighthouse and a 19th-century pier. Famous Welsh poet Dylan Thomas frequently came to this region, perhaps for creative inspiration. Trek along the trails of Mumbles Hill Nature Reserve to see fishermen’s cottages and historical World War II sites.

The beach remains open and free to access year-round. Swim in the water between May and September, when lifeguards are on duty.

Bracelet Bay Beach is a 6-mile (10-kilometer) drive west past Mumbles Head from the city center. Take a bus from downtown Swansea to the stop near the shore. Use the metered parking above the beach or look for free spaces often available on nearby streets.


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White House Hotel

White House Hotel

4 Nyanza Terrace, Swansea
4.4
of 5, from 192 reviews
3.5 out of 5.0

Located in Uplands, this guesthouse is within 1 mi (2 km) of Cwmdonkin Park and Swansea University. Dylan Thomas Centre and Swansea Beach are also within 2 miles (3 km).

£38
Village Hotel Swansea

Village Hotel Swansea

Langdon Road, Swansea
4.1
of 5, from 651 reviews
4.0 out of 5.0

Located in the heart of Swansea, this hotel is within 1 mi (2 km) of National Waterfront Museum and Dylan Thomas Centre. Swansea Beach is 2.3 mi (3.7 km) away.

The Dragon Hotel

The Dragon Hotel

The Kingsway, Swansea
3.9
of 5, from 413 reviews
4.5 out of 5.0

Located in the heart of Swansea, this spa hotel is within a 10-minute walk of Swansea Castle, Swansea Market and LC Swansea. National Waterfront Museum is 0.6 mi (0.9 km) away.

£50
Norton House Hotel

Norton House Hotel

17 Norton Road, Swansea
3.7
of 5, from 148 reviews
3.5 out of 5.0

Situated near the beach, this hotel is 0.6 mi (1 km) from Oystermouth Castle and 2.6 mi (4.1 km) from Swansea University. Mumbles Pier and Bracelet Bay Beach are also within 2 miles (3 km).

£30
ibis Swansea

ibis Swansea

A483 Fabian Way, Swansea
3.8
of 5, from 478 reviews
3.5 out of 5.0

Situated in Swansea, this hotel is 1.1 mi (1.8 km) from Dylan Thomas Centre and 2.6 mi (4.1 km) from Swansea Beach. Plantasia and BT Tower are also within 2 miles (3 km).

Wonderful Langland Gower!

Wonderful Langland Gower!

Bryn Eithen, 7 Higher Lane, Swansea
0.0 out of 5.0

This holiday home is located in Swansea (Mumbles), close to Oystermouth Castle, Mumbles Pier and Bracelet Bay Beach. Also nearby are Caswell Bay Beach and Mumbles Lighthouse.

The Gower Hotel

The Gower Hotel

11 Church Lane, Swansea
4.4
of 5, from 87 reviews
3.5 out of 5.0

Located in Bishopston, this hotel is 2 mi (3.2 km) from Caswell Bay Beach and 2.9 mi (4.6 km) from Oystermouth Castle. Swansea University and Swansea Beach are also within 6 miles (10 km).

£50
Mercure Swansea Hotel

Mercure Swansea Hotel

Phoenix Way, Swansea
3.8
of 5, from 257 reviews
3.5 out of 5.0

Situated in Swansea, this hotel is 1.7 mi (2.7 km) from Liberty Stadium and 2.6 mi (4.3 km) from St. Joseph's Cathedral. Dylan Thomas Centre and Swansea Beach are also within 6 mi (10 km).