Beaches in Swansea, Glamorgan

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The beach guide has 5 beaches listed in and around the town of Swansea. We have arranged these beaches in order of closest to the town first (distance in brackets).

  • Slip Beach (1.6 miles)

     Slip © Mr M Evison | BY-SA

    This urban beach, one of several to be found around Swansea Bay, gets its name from the fact that a steel bridge used to take city dwellers across the railway line to the seafront. Today the bridge has been dismantled and part of it can be seen on the cycle path that runs alongside the…

  • County Hall Beach (1.6 miles)

    County Hall © Jaggery | BY-SA

    This beach forms part of the extensive sand and mud flats that make up Swansea Bay. County Hall Beach is the area of the bay closest to the mouth of the River Tawe and the West Pier. The urban beach is backed by a promenade and marina, next to which are residential flats and the…

  • Sketty Lane Beach (2.3 miles)

    Sketty Lane © Bill Boaden | BY-SA

    This is one of the many beaches found around Swansea Bay. The shoreline is sandy, with a vast expanse of sand and mudflats exposed in the bay at low tide. Sketty Lane beach is backed by a path suitable for pedestrians and cyclists, which goes around the bay in both directions. The closest car park…

  • Black Pill Rock Beach (3 miles)

    Black Pill Rock © Nick Earl | BY-SA

    Black Pill Rock Beach forms part of the vast expanse of sand and mudflats that make up Swansea Bay. The River Clyne enters the sea along this stretch of the bay, which is approximately midway between Mumbles Pier and Swansea Marina. A grassy area lies immediately behind the beach, and young children will enjoy splashing…

  • West Cross Beach (3.7 miles)

    West Cross © Alan Richards | BY-SA

    West Cross Beach is found at the western end of Swansea Bay. The beach here is sandy and at low tide, the whole of the bay becomes a wide expanse of sand and mudflats. A mixed cycle/pedestrian path runs alongside the beach all around the bay. Places to eat and shops can be found in…

Swansea beaches map

Map featuring Swansea beaches. Click on pins to view beach details