Beaches and bays, wildlife and woodlands, Swansea Bay offers remarkable stories in extraordinary locations. Find your Legendary Adventure here
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Home of the Gower Peninsula – the UK’s first Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty – and with 400 miles of public rights of way, if you enjoy walking and exploring, you’ll adore Swansea Bay. With terrain to suit all levels of ability, walking is one of the area’s most popular pastimes among locals and visitors alike. The picturesque Wales Coast Path offers miles of scenic and unspoilt countryside, beautiful wildlife and plenty of cosy indoor and invigorating outdoor refreshment spots. It is quite simply a walker’s haven (the cycling trails aren’t bad either!). Just don't forget your camera.
If you enjoy being by the coast, you would be hard-pressed to find anywhere better. Swansea Bay is home to miles upon miles of award-winning beaches. Family friendly, dog friendly, great surf – there truly is something for everyone. And that’s before you take in the breathtaking views of Rhossili Bay. Described as ‘the supermodel of British beaches’, there aren’t many accolades that Rhossili Beach hasn’t won, including ‘Britain’s Best Beach’ and the ‘UK’s Best Picnic Spot’. It has to be seen to be believed.
It’s not just relaxing walks and lazy days by the sea. The area is a renowned surfing hotspot and home to a Watersports Centre of Excellence: stand-up-paddle boarding, kayaking, windsurfing, sailing, surfing, bodyboarding; you can try them all and more. The more adventurous visitor won’t be disappointed either, with rock climbing, caving, canyoning and coasteering also available.
PLACES TO STAY
From long holidays to weekend breaks, you won’t be disappointed in Swansea Bay. Enjoy delicious local and national cuisine, and recharge your batteries with a restful night’s sleep in the heart of some of the UK’s finest landscapes.