Overview

Swansea Beach stretches along Swansea Bay and is backed by a promenade/cycle track and a coastal road. The beach is central and easy to get to and is just minutes away from the heart of Swansea city centre. The beach offers the visitor a wide range of different experiences and takes full advantage of the contrasts of the coast and countryside that appeal to all tastes.

  • Gorgeous The beach runs along Swansea, so it's very big and usually not crowded. Looks a bit better in the morning, at high tide.... read more

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    mfromtransylvania
    9/09/2019

    Excellent beach for walking Fantastic clean and well kept beach. Very quick tides. When tide is out it's a fair distance to walk to the sea but plen... read more

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    Unhappy59
    8/31/2019
  • Beautiful sandy beach in a majestic bay Swansea Bay is the best of what Swansea has to offer, and there is no better place from which to appreciate it than the ... read more

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    Seehanes
    8/19/2019

    Impressive beach Coming on holiday here for the first time I was not expecting to find such a beautiful beach. The tides were good and ev... read more

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    amandah2310
    8/18/2019
  • It's a big long wide beach. This is a good beach for sand. Big wide and long it serves all needs. It also has a few eateries along its length but yo... read more

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    fishonsaturday
    7/22/2019

    Great airshow The airshow here was amazing with great fun for all the family. There was so much to do and so much to do. The planes we... read more

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    williamskdn
    7/09/2019
  • Big Beach that's never crowded Unlike it's glamorous Gower neighbors, this exists for everyone to see as they make their way to the aforementioned Gowe... read more

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    Kevin R
    5/28/2019

    a great stroll along the beach the beach is a good walk, with great sands to the east of the beach.
    at high tide the promenade gives you a very good w...
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    robertjA8653EO
    3/04/2019
  • Sandy! Beautiful long Sandy beach probably the best beach I have ever been to - it goes on for miles and is literally next to t... read more

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    Pat M
    2/24/2019

    Lovely Beach A massive beach and fun for dogs to play and run. Clean sands, shame there is no where to have a cup of coffee though.

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    Kim B
    2/11/2019
  • Beautiful Sunset Our first time in Swansea and had a walk along the beach - fabulous space. Beach is clean and a lovely atmosphere with ... read more

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    MrsCWR
    1/26/2019

To the East of the bay is the LC2 leisure centre and the marina. There is ample parking available and the first phase of the beach, known as ‘The Slip’, is easily accessible from here.

As you walk along the promenade you are confronted with both the new Swansea, with views of The Tower, Wales largest Residential building, and some relics of days gone by such as The Patti Pavilion situated in Victoria Park and the remains of the old slip bridge outside St Helens rugby and cricket ground.

You also pass by Swansea Observatory, previously home to Wales largest optical astronomical telescope. Designed by Robin Campbell in 1989 it consists of two towers and was part funded with a European Heritage grant. Now closed it is looking to re-open as a bar/restaurant in the near future.

Backing onto the beach are Singleton Park, home of many large open air concerts and a small boating lake and crazy golf course set alongside a family pub serving food. The ‘Pub on the Pond’ is perfectly situated half way along the promenade and is perfect for a little pit stop before carrying on your walk to Blackpill.

On completion of the walk you arrive at another pub serving hot meals and the Junction, a unique, award winning and well established family run Cafe and Art Gallery. So whether you start from the East or from the West heading to the centre of Swansea there is always an enjoyable destination to settle to reward you.

In recent years the promenade has been renovated from The Slip all the way round to Mumbles Pier. There are new toilets at The Slip, improvements at the popular Blackpill Lido including a new cycle and pedestrian bridge linking the coast path to the Clyne Valley Cycle Path.

There are also children’s play areas either end at Blackpill and the The Slip if the little ones aren’t suitably tired from the gentle walk.

Swansea Bay is accessible by wheelchair, has Lifeguards between the 9th July and the 4th September. Good public transport links although there is a seasonal dog ban on some parts of the beach.

Tide times for Swansea Bay

11 December 2019

Time Type Height
05:31 High 8.9m
11:32 Low 1.6m
17:52 High 9m
23:52 Low 1.4m

12 December 2019

Time Type Height
06:08 High 9.1m
12:11 Low 1.5m
18:30 High 9.2m

13 December 2019

Time Type Height
00:29 Low 1.3m
06:46 High 9.3m
12:48 Low 1.4m
19:09 High 9.2m

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