Rotherslade Bay

Rotherslade Bay - Glamorgan
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Rotherslade Bay beach is nestled just around the corner from Mumbles and right next to the larger, better known Langland beach.

The diminutive cove that forms Rotherslade is backed by cliffs with rocky outcrops to either side forming something of a natural ampitheatre. Towards high tides this gives the beach a cosy feeling, whilst at lower tides the beach joins with the sands of Langland Bay next door.

Many years ago the little beach was overlooked by a monolithic, concrete complex which was home to a dance hall, cafe and sun patios. This was demolished and replaced by a series of landscaped terraces and steps which are ideal for perching on and looking out over the bay.

The beach is only accessible by a series of steps and parking is at something of a premium. In fact is usually only possible to park at Langland and walk around.

Type of beach

Sand and shingle

Lifeguard service


Dogs friendly beach?

Dogs not allowed from the 1st May to 30th September

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  • Swimming/bathing
  • Rock pooling


  • Cafe/restaurant
  • Toilets

Nearest town


OS grid ref.

SS 6106 8733

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Rotherslade Bay Reviews


Martin H.
Oct 09th 2023

The sun shone here all summer long when I was a child (and thought like a child). I am making this up of course, but we spent endless happy hours on this delightful little beach, that we walked to after school. The ‘monolithic concrete complex’ has gone, I found on revisiting — so much the better! By the end of the 50s it was already rather sleazy.