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Swansea Beach

Swansea Beach, the waterfront beach for the city of Swansea, stretches for five miles between the Maritime Quarter and the ‘Knab Rock’ near Mumbles in Wales. Popular since Victorian times, the beach throngs with sun-lovers during the summer months who come for the dunes, golden sands and fine swimming. It’s recommended by the Marine Conservation Society for the quality of its water and the cleanliness of the sand.

Local attractions include cycling, best enjoyed along the back of the beach on a National Cycling Route, as well as beach volleyball. Blackpill, which is the name given for a specific portion of the beach, has been designed an SSSI (Site of Special Scientific Interest) and Wildlife Centre. It’s an important destination for migratory birds who pass through during winter months as part of their path from Africa to Greenland and the Russian Steppe. Sanderling, Ringed Plovers and Oystercatchers are seen here, with volunteers from the Gower Ornithological Society staffing the Lido during summer to answer any of your questions.

Swansea Beach, like much of the Gower Peninsula, is a popular surfing destination, especially during winter when the steep Atlantic swells provide optimal conditions. Other watersports enthusiasts who enjoy the waters here include kite surfers, wind surfers, sailors, sea-kayakers and fisherman. Excellent beach and rock fishing is possible in the vicinity with bass, mullet and cod regularly pulled from the ever-giving sea.


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The Dragon Hotel £46
The Dragon Hotel

The Dragon Hotel

The Kingsway, Swansea, Wales
     
    4.0 out of 5.0 Stars

    Located in Castle, this spa hotel is within a 5-minute walk of Swansea Castle and Swansea Market. LC Swansea and National Waterfront Museum are also within 10 minutes. Swansea Station is 6 minutes by foot.

    Swansea Marriott Hotel £80
    Swansea Marriott Hotel

    Swansea Marriott Hotel

       
      4.0 out of 5.0 Stars

      Located in Castle, this hotel is within a 10-minute walk of Swansea Beach, LC Swansea and Grand Theatre. Dylan Thomas Centre and Plantasia are also within 1 mi (2 km). Swansea Station is 19 minutes by foot.

      The Alexander £53
      The Alexander

      The Alexander

         
        3.5 out of 5.0 Stars

        Situated in Swansea, this hotel is within a 15-minute walk of Cwmdonkin Park and Swansea Beach. Singleton Park and Swansea University are also within 1 mile (2 km). Swansea Station is 29 minutes by foot.

        Village Hotel Swansea £45
        Village Hotel Swansea

        Village Hotel Swansea

           
          3.5 out of 5.0 Stars

          Located in St. Thomas, this hotel is within 1 mile (2 km) of Plantasia, Dylan Thomas Centre and Swansea Beach. BT Tower and LC Swansea are also within 1 mile (2 km). Swansea Station is 27 minutes by foot.

          The White House £52
          The White House

          The White House

             
            3.0 out of 5.0 Stars

            Located in the heart of Swansea, this guesthouse is within a 15-minute walk of Swansea Guildhall and Swansea Beach. Swansea University and Singleton Park are also within 1 mile (2 km). Swansea Station is 24 minutes by foot.

            Leonardo's Guest House £49
            Leonardo's Guest House

            Leonardo's Guest House

               
              3.0 out of 5.0 Stars

              Located in Castle, this guesthouse is within 1 mile (2 km) of Swansea Guildhall, Swansea Beach and Dylan Thomas Centre. Swansea University and Singleton Park are also within 2 miles (3 km). Swansea Station is 25 minutes by foot.

              Morgans Hotel £94
              Morgans Hotel

              Morgans Hotel

              Somerset Place, Swansea, Wales
                 
                4.0 out of 5.0 Stars

                Located in Castle, this hotel is within a 5-minute walk of Dylan Thomas Centre and LC Swansea. National Waterfront Museum and Grand Theatre are also within 15 minutes. Swansea Station is 11 minutes by foot.

                Devon View Guesthouse Swansea £57
                Devon View Guesthouse Swansea

                Devon View Guesthouse Swansea

                   
                  3.0 out of 5.0 Stars

                  Located in Castle, this guesthouse is within 1 mile (2 km) of Swansea Guildhall, Swansea Beach and Dylan Thomas Centre. Swansea University and Singleton Park are also within 2 miles (3 km). Swansea Station is 25 minutes by foot.