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Swansea Bay - Mumbles Head Beach

Swansea, Abertawe / Swansea

A rocky headland at the end of Swansea bay and the famous 'Mumbles Mile'. At low tide there are areas of sand and shingle overlooked by a lifeboat station and pier.

Beach Type



Plenty of Pubs
In fact the Mumbles mile is a famous pub craw dischargel
There is also cafes
A slipway and public toilets



Nature and Wildlife

The Mumbles mile is a delightful strip to wander down and gets quite lively in the evenings especially during summer and on weekends. There is a nature reserve on the headland and Langland bay is within walking distance.

Water Quality

Not Tested



Cleaning and Litter

Litter bins are provided on the promenade.

Tourist Information

Swansea TIC on 01792 468321 or go to


Nearest town: Swansea
County: Abertawe / Swansea
Latitude/Longitude: 51.5684, -3.97405
Postcode: SA3 4EN
(postcode is for sat-nav purposes only, and may not represent the actual address of the beach)


Follow signs through Swansea to 'The Mumbles'

Public Transport

Served by buses from Swansea.

Nearest Railway Stations

Swansea (Approx. 4 miles away)
Gowerton (Approx. 6 miles away)
Llansamlet (Approx. 7 miles away)
Baglan (Approx. 8 miles away)
Briton Ferry (Approx. 8 miles away)

Important! Distances are as the crow (or seagull) flies. Road distances may be considerably longer, especially at estuary locations.


Parking is available a short walk from the beach.

Nearby Car Parks

Bracelet Bay, Mumbles (Unknown stay).
About 0.3 miles away
Mumbles Hill, Mumbles (Unknown stay).
About 0.5 miles away
Swansea Bay - South, Mumbles (Unknown stay).
About 0.7 miles away
Southend, Mumbles (Unknown stay).
About 0.8 miles away
Tennis Courts, Mumbles (Unknown stay).
About 1.1 miles away
Mumbles Road - East, Mumbles (Unknown stay).
About 1.2 miles away
Mumbles Road - West, Mumbles (Unknown stay).
About 1.2 miles away
Underhill Park, Mumbles (Unknown stay).
About 1.6 miles away
Alderwood Road, West Cross (Unknown stay).
About 1.7 miles away
Langland Bay - East, Langland Bay (Unknown stay).
About 1.7 miles away

Accomodation Links

Hotels and Guest Houses in Swansea