Knab Rock Beach (Swansea Bay)

Knab Rock Beach (Swansea Bay) - Glamorgan
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At the southern end of Swansea Bay, Knabs Rock lies adjacent to the delightfully-named village of Mumbles.  The sand and shingle beach here is backed by an extensive sea wall, alongside a car park and marina. 

The car park here is popular with sea anglers who cast their lines over the railings above the sea wall.  It is said that you can fish here without leaving your car (but only at high tide!). 

A purpose built watersports facility here has a tourist information point, toilets and changing facilities, providing amenities for enthusiasts sailing along this spectacular stretch of coastline.  From the beach there are fine views over the picturesque bay, dotted with small fishing boats and towards the lifeboat station. 

Mumbles Pier, built in 1898, is a short walk from the beach, and adds to the character of the place.  Mumbles has a promenade and a good selection of pubs and other amenities.

Type of beach

Sand and shingle

Lifeguard service


Dogs friendly beach?

Dogs allowed

no dog restrictions.

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  • Good fishing
  • Jet-skiing
  • Sailing
  • Water skiing


  • Cafe/restaurant
  • Toilets
  • Shop
  • Slipway

Nearest town




OS grid ref.

SS 6258 8772


Parking available. fee applies.

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