Looking for a coastal getaway this summer? Look no further than the beautiful and action-packed Swansea Bay…

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We’re feeling those good vibrations now summer’s here; the lap of the waves on the shore, the call of the seabirds, bees buzzing gently in the flowers – all of these sounds reduce our stress levels and make us feel good – time to harness that feeling and book a holiday or short break and make it last!

Your summer, your way

So now we’re all in a summer state of mind, we’ve lined up a few fun, sun, sand and band filled days for you to choose from below. Laze on the beach, ride on the waves, explore a castle or enjoy some live music – pick and mix your favourites and match it all up with some great local food and comfy places to relax at the end of the day.

Perfect playlist

Singleton Park’s great location next to Swansea Bay beach makes it a top place for live music. Feel good sounds from Stereophonics, Pete Tong, Jess Glynne and BBC Proms in the Park will give you that festival feeling just a step away from the beach, eating out and city centre attractions. If outdoor theatre is more your thing, then medieval Oystermouth Castle is the (impressive) backdrop this summer.

Find out more about summer events.

Beautiful beaches

Breathe in that fresh, sea air and you’ll immediately feel good! We’ve got miles of soft sand ready for you to squish your toes in or to build your own castle. If your soul’s craving a solitary stroll listening to the sounds of the surf in a secluded cove or children laughing as they splash in the sea on a family friendly beach, then this is the place. Want to give watersports a try? Surfing, stand-up-paddleboarding, coasteering and canoeing are just a few of the things our experts can help you add to your summer skillset!

Find out more about our beaches.

Find out more about watersports.

Luscious landscapes

After a refreshing drop of spring rain our countryside is a jewel like green and is just the place to recharge those run-down batteries. Walk the hills or ramble along the Gower Coast Path for views that will take your breath away – and boost your energy levels. Wind down with the wildlife – see if you can spot seals from the Coast Path, seabirds on the headlands and dolphins off Worm’s Head.

Find out more about our Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty.

Find out more about walking in Swansea Bay.

Summer walking routes.

Amazing attractions

Want a break from the beach or dodging a drop of rain? We’ve got some ideas! Meet the meerkats in Plantasia and explore a tropical rainforest right up to its treetops! Become a history hunter and discover the story behind Swansea Museum’s own Egyptian mummy, see the 12th century watermill at work in the Gower Heritage Centre and visit the National Waterfront Museum for a high-tech approach to Wales’ story of innovation.

Find out more about our indoor attractions.

More outdoorsy?

Crazy about castles?

Fuel your fun

You’re going to work up an appetite! Pack a picnic from the fresh local goodies in Swansea Market or dine alfresco in front of a lip-smacking view. You’re on holiday, which is the perfect excuse for ice-cream – and we’re famous for it! So come on in and spoil yourself – you know what they say – a bit of what you fancy ….

Find the perfect ice cream parlour, café or restaurant.

Come and get some #GoodVibes in Swansea Bay this summer.

Explore more exciting UK destinations to visit this year in our coastal guides