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 great for just spending a few hours – it has lots of little shops, quite a few pubs and great cafés and restaurants. There’s a good children’s playground and crazy golf (just opposite Patrick’s) and the kids will love the beach at Bracelet Bay and rock-pools when the tide is out. Note: when the tide is in there’s no beach at all and be warned – the tide comes in quickly here. Check the tides here before you visit.
The Mumbles Pier is well worth a visit. It’s a bit of a walk from the main village but the walk itself is well worth it. If you drive you can normally park in the small carpark at the pier itself. It costs 50p per adult to go on and gives you a good view of the Lifeboat Station and a great panorama around Swansea Bay. The far end of the pier is currently (August 2009) being renovated and the boards flex a little when you walk on them!
Just next to the pier is a small sandy beach and just across some rocks is Bracelet Bay that’s worth a visit as well.
Mumbles is great to visit for a day or two and is a great base for the eastern part of the Gower.
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