The Gower is one of South Wales’ big tourist attractions. It’s a peninsular just west of Swansea and was the first area in the United Kingdom to be designated as an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty. It’s a real mix of rugged coastline, glorious beaches, great views and castles. I was lucky enough to fly [...]
Entries Tagged as 'beach'
April 29th, 2011
August 1st, 2010
Last week we stayed in the excellent Patricks With Rooms in Mumbles. Mumbles is one of our favourite seaside destinations in South Wales. Patricks is an excellent hotel with a great restaurant. It’s located right on the main promenade only yards from the sea. The hotel has 16 individual bedrooms, the renowned restaurant and a [...]
May 13th, 2010
There was a really nice sunset from Rest Bay, Porthcawl the other night.
November 19th, 2009
A couple of weeks ago we walked from Ogmore by Sea to Southerndown. It’s a great walk along the coastal path with great views across the Bristol Channel. As we passed one of the bays I spotted these Trials bikes practising on the limestone slabs. Click on the photo for a better view. It looked [...]
August 29th, 2009
We’ve recently had a few days in Mumbles staying at the excellent Patrick’s With Rooms hotel. Mumbles is a great place to visit – it’s right on the seafront with fantastic views right round Swansea Bay. You can promenade around the Bay for several miles if you wish. Mumbles Village is a great place to [...]
April 11th, 2009
We went to Rest Bay in Porthcawl yesterday. It’s a great beach with lots of clear sand when the tide is out. There’s also a large new carpark nearby so access is easy by car. It’s only a 10 or 15 minute walk from the centre of Porthcawl so well worth a visit if you [...]
January 19th, 2009
Following on from yesterday’s post on the the crazy surfers in Langland Bay here’s a good video of some action in from March 2008. Langland is probably one of the easily reachable surfing beaches from Swansea.