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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
The Dragon Hotel
4 out of 5
The Kingsway, Swansea, Wales
The price is £63 per night from 8 Aug to 8 Aug
Located in Castle, this hotel is within a 5-minute walk of Swansea Castle and Swansea Market. LC Swansea and National Waterfront Museum are also within 10 minutes. ...
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Swansea Marriott Hotel
Swansea Marriott Hotel
4 out of 5
The price is £132 per night from 31 Aug to 31 Aug
Nestled on the beach, this Castle hotel is within a 10-minute walk of Swansea Beach, LC Swansea and Grand Theatre. Dylan Thomas Centre and Plantasia are also ...
4/5Very Good! (974 reviews)
"On the Beach, next to fantastic restaurants on the marina A fabulous short break The Hotel needs an update, but its clean and comfortable, enjoy it and have breakfast at the secret restaurant 20 minutes walk away. Great staff, They make the difference."

Reviewed on 29 Jul 2021

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The Dolphin SA1 Hotel
3 out of 5
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The price is £79 per night from 5 Aug to 5 Aug
Located in Castle, this hotel is within a 15-minute walk of Swansea Market and Swansea Beach. Swansea University and Singleton Park are also within 3 miles (5 ...
3.6/5Good! (194 reviews)
Great value room in the centre of town
"Super helpful staff and spotless facilities, excellent value....highly recommended"

Reviewed on 7 Jan 2021

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The Dragon Hotel
The Dragon Hotel
4 out of 5
The Kingsway, Swansea, Wales
The price is £63 per night from 8 Aug to 8 Aug
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Swansea Marriott Hotel
Swansea Marriott Hotel
4 out of 5
The price is £132 per night from 31 Aug to 31 Aug
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The Dolphin SA1 Hotel
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Leonardos Guest House
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Swansea Beach Townhouse - Mins From Beach, Mumbles and Centre!
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