Torbay Crawley Woods Beach (Tor Bay)

Torbay Crawley Woods Beach - Glamorgan
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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 and from here a scramble along footpaths leads down to the beach.  Because the beach is not particularly easy to access, it offers a tranquil setting, perfect for those seeking a bit of solitude and great views. 

It is used by kayakers, canoeists and surfers. Visitors need to be aware of strong rip tides along this stretch of the coast.

Also known as:

Tor Bay

Type of beach


Lifeguard service


Dogs friendly beach?

Dogs allowed

Dogs are allowed.

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  • Kayaking/canoeing
  • Swimming/bathing
  • Surfing

Nearest town




OS grid ref.

SS 5288 8755


Limited car parking close by.

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