Glamorgan Swimming beaches

The beach guide has 18 swimming beaches listed in Glamorgan. Check here for all swimming beaches in the UK

  • Blue Pool Bay ©

    1. Blue Pool Bay

    Blue Pool Bay is one of the Gower Peninsula's prettiest bays and also one of the quietest. This is thanks to the fact it can only be reached on foot from Broughton just under a mile…

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    2. Rotherslade Bay

    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…

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    3. Pwlldu Bay

    Pwlldu, meaning 'black pool' in Welsh, is a secluded bay with a sandy area exposed at low tide, and a rocky area further up the beach. It is popular for bathing and sea canoeing, but is not the easiest beach to reach, with no roads giving…

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    4. Torbay Crawley Woods

    The rural, secluded Tor Bay lies about 5 miles to the west of Swansea Bay and is flanked by spectacular rugged coastal cliffs. This stunning, sandy beach has a remote feel to it and offers wonderful views. There is a car park in Penmaen…

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    5. Trecco Bay (Porthcawl)

    Also known as Bae Trecco, safe, sandy, spacious Trecco Bay is just over two kilometres long and one of a half dozen beaches making up the "7 Bays" of Porthcawl. Located on a low limestone…

  • Rhossilli Bay - Hillend ©

    6. Rhossilli Bay - Hillend

    Rhossili Beach is a stunning rural beach on the Gower Peninsula - Britain’s first designated  Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty (AONB).  It offers visitors a three-mile…

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    7. Caswell Bay

    Sometimes signposted as Bae Cas-wellt in Welsh, Caswell Bay is a Blue Flag beach located on the south-eastern side of the Gower Peninsula close to The Mumbles. Offering a wide expanse…

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    8. Mewslade Bay

    Mewslade Bay is a beautiful, sandy beach on the remote Gower Peninsula near to the famous Worm's Head. It is backed by high grassy cliffs and dominated by the 70-metre high rocks…

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    9. Langland Bay

    Looking for a safe and pleasant family-friendly beach, sheltered from prevailing onshore winds? It’s a popular choice for water sports enthusiasts, particularly surfers, who know the sea here for its varied breaks.

    Langland Bay…

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    10. Rhossili Bay

    Often described as one of the best beaches in Wales, one of the best beaches in the UK and even within the top ten beaches in the world, the stunning and wild Rhossili Bay is under the watchful care…

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    11. Oxwich Bay

    Located on the Gower Peninsula's southern coast is Oxwich Bay, a vast stretch of golden sand. Oxwich is one of those beaches that genuinely does have something for everyone with a…

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    12. Llantwit Major Beach

    This pebble and rock beach has some patches of sand and is backed by cliffs. The terrain can be difficult for those with mobility problems as the rocks are often quite slippery. Llantwit Major beach is popular with dog walkers and families…

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    13. Three Cliffs Bay

    Three Cliff Bay is one of the Gower's most photographed locations, and for good reason. A wide bay of golden sand backed by gently sloping dunes to the rear Three Cliff is easily…

  • Bracelet Bay ©

    14. Bracelet Bay

    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,'…

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    15. Southerndown Beach

    Southerndown, also known as Dunraven Bay, is a predominantly sandy beach, with rocky areas exposed at high tide. It is located along the Glamorgan Heritage Coast, and is enclosed by spectacular cliffs.

    The beach itself is popular…

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    16. Ogmore Beach

    Ogmore-by-Sea is a popular sand and shingle beach along the Glamorgan Heritage Coast, with the sandy part exposed at low tide. The mouth of the River Ogmore runs into the sea over the beach, to the north of the town. The beach at Ogmore…

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    17. Rest Bay (Porthcawl)

    Rest Bay is a golden, sandy beach on the outskirts of the town of Porthcawl, backed by The Royal Porthcawl Golf Club and low cliffs.

    The beach faces south-west, which means that it is not sheltered from the Atlantic winds and…

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    18. Sandy Bay (Porthcawl)

    Sandy Bay, also known as Coney Beach, is a wide, sandy, and gently sloping beach. Looking south from near the centre of the town of Porthcawl there are views out onto the Bristol Channel. 

    The beach is wide, but there can…