Swansea Travel Guide

The picturesque Welsh city of Swansea is located on the coast and boasts beautiful sandy beaches that are scattered along rugged coastline. This is a popular destination among water sports enthusiasts as the waters that lap the sand here offer fantastic windsurfing and surfing opportunities, while the beaches themselves are also great places to soak up the sun. Swansea itself is very vibrant city and there are plenty of exciting entertainment opportunities to be found including a dynamic nightlife scene.

Things to see and do in Swansea

Rhossili Bay – Swansea, Wales

The Rectory is a National Trust rental cottage that overlooks Rhossili Bay. It is in high demand through the summer months and was built in the 1850’s.

The enchanting Swansea Bay stretches for files miles along the coast and offers visitors impressive ocean views. This long promenade here is a great place to take a walk and breathe in the fresh ocean air, while there are also some great attractions to be found here such as several Norman castles to explore.

The golden sand that runs along Swansea Bay is just waiting to be enjoyed by sun worshippers. In addition to soaking up the sun on the beach, visitors will find that the water that laps the shore is cool and clear and ideal for splashing around in, while people who want to learn more about Welsh culture and history can pay a visit to the Swansea Museum.

Mumbles Lighthouse – Swansea, Wales

The Mumbles Lighthouse, Swansea, Wales, UK.

The large and lovely green zone of Clyne Gardens and Country Park is comprised by more than 1,600 acres of woodland and several pretty paths run through the park for visitors to explore. There are also several viewpoints here where visitors are treated to enchanting panoramic views of Swansea Bay.

There is always something new to discover at the Grand Theatre as it boasts an eclectic entertainment programme that runs all year round, music lovers should make their way to the onsite Brangwyn Hall, which hosts performances by London Symphony Orchestra as well as other types of stirring classical music performances.

Gower – Swansea, Wales

Two men paddleboarding in heavy misty conditions on the river at Three Cliffs Bay, Gower.

Just a short drive from Swansea is the picturesque Gower Peninsula, which is hailed as being one of the prettiest destinations in the whole of Wales. This large natural area is scattered with gorgeous sandy beaches as well as a large number of other natural features such as dramatic cliffs, cool caves, historical smuggler’s coves and nature preserves and many parts of the Gower Peninsula can be explored on foot with ease.

Climate conditions

Although the general climate of Swansea tends to be mild, it is also rather wet. People who want to spend time on the beaches and exploring the surrounding countryside should visit the area between June and August when temperatures rise and rainfall is at a minimum.