Bracelet Bay

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  • With views out to Mumbles Lighthouse, Bracelet Bay is mainly made up of rock and pebbles, forming numerous rock pools, although there are some areas of sand at low tide. Possibly taking its name from the amalgamation of ‘broad slade,’ Bracelet Bay has a lifeguard presence between May and September. Even so, swimmers should stay clear of the two islands which form Mumbles Head as rip currents are frequent here.

    A short distance from both ends of Bracelet Bay are restaurants serving up a range of family favourites. Public toilets and a children’s playground can also be found behind the Castellamare Italian restaurant on the western side of the beach.

    The nearest bus stop is on Mumbles Road, immediately behind Bracelet Bay, where there is also a large car park with charges during the summer months. This sits above the beach along a steep path not suitable for those with reduced mobility or those with children in pushchairs. Bracelet Bay is a designated dog-free beach from May until October.

    Type of beach


    Lifeguard service


    Dogs friendly beach?

    Dogs are not permitted 1 May - 30 September (inclusive). Dog bins are provided but dogs are banned through the bathing season.

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    • Kayaking/canoeing
    • Swimming/bathing


    • Cafe/restaurant
    • Toilets
    • Disabled facilities
    • First aid point
    • Childrens play area
    • Lost child centre
    • Shop
    • Pub nearby
    • Picnic area
    • Pier

    Nearest town

    The Mumbles


    SA3 4JT

    OS grid ref.

    SS 6308 8714


    There is a charge for parking between April and September.There are 4 disabled spaces.

    Water quality

    Water quality star rating


    Green Coast AwardMarine Conservation Society Recommended

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    Bracelet Bay Reviews

    Best rock pools

    Jan 16th 2021

    Great for swimming in the rock pools when the tide is out. Some nice stretches of sand too for playing fetch and digging holes.