Mumbles Head Beach (Swansea Bay)

Mumbles Head Beach (Swansea Bay) - Glamorgan
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Mumbles Head is a rocky headland on the south-western side of Swansea Bay.  The small beach here is a mix of sand and rocks and has a reputation for being one of the best beaches in the area for rockpools, which can be teeming with crabs and tiny fish at low tide.

A cycle track, also suitable for pedestrians leads from the beach, all the way along the bay to Swansea Marina.  Next to the beach is a Victorian pier along which is an RNLI lifeboat station.

From the beach there are views across Swansea Bay and out towards Mumbles Lighthouse, built in 1794, which is perched on one of the rocky outcrops just off the headland. 

Mumbles Hill Local Nature Reserve is found above the cliffs backing the resort, and features some good circular walks and stunning views, making it a good spot for a picnic.

The small resort of Mumbles has lots of character and features some quirky shops, galleries and eateries to suit every taste and every budget.

Type of beach

Sand & rock

Lifeguard service


Dogs friendly beach?

Dogs allowed

Dogs are allowed all year round

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  • Rock pooling


  • Cafe/restaurant
  • Toilets
  • Shop
  • Pub nearby
  • Slipway
  • Pier

Nearest town




OS grid ref.

SS 6329 8737


Parking is available a short walk from the beach.

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