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Three Cliffs Bay Beach

Swansea, Abertawe / Swansea

Beautiful sandy beach with Pennard Pill stream running through it, the beach is encrusted with rock pools. The cliffs backing the beach are popular with climbers.

Beach Type



Ampoing and caravan site


Swimming for strong swimmers (great care should be taken)
Surfing and climbing along the small limestone cliffs

Nature and Wildlife

Mitchen Hole sea caves can be reached by walking east along the coastal path.

Water Quality

Not Tested



Cleaning and Litter

but no litter or dog bins are provided.


Dogs are allowed.

Tourist Information

Swansea Tourist Information Centre. Plymouth Street. Swansea SA1 3QG. Tel: 01792 468321 Email: [email protected] Web:


Nearest town: Swansea
County: Abertawe / Swansea
Latitude/Longitude: 51.5677, -4.11401
Postcode: SA3 2HD
(postcode is for sat-nav purposes only, and may not represent the actual address of the beach)


Along the A4118 park in Parkmill. and follow signs through the wood to the beach. From the car park at Southgate follow the footpath down to the beach.

Public Transport

From the Quadrant Bus Station. Services 18 and 18A go to the Bay. Full details can be obtained from Traveline on 0870 6082608.

Nearest Railway Stations

Gowerton (Approx. 7 miles away)
Bynea (Approx. 7 miles away)
Llanelli (Approx. 7 miles away)
Swansea (Approx. 8 miles away)
Llangennech (Approx. 9 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 fee applies.

Nearby Car Parks

Penmaen West, Penmaen (Unknown stay).
About 0.8 miles away
Penmaen East, Penmaen (Unknown stay).
About 0.8 miles away
Pennard, Southgate (Unknown stay).
About 1.1 miles away
West Cliff - North, Southgate (Unknown stay).
About 1.1 miles away
Parkmill, Parkmill (Unknown stay).
About 1.3 miles away
Oxwich Bay - Main, Oxwich (Unknown stay).
About 2.2 miles away
Oxwich Bay - West, Oxwich (Unknown stay).
About 2.3 miles away
Millwood, Oxwich (Unknown stay).
About 2.7 miles away
Swansea Airport, Fairwood Common (Unknown stay).
About 3.2 miles away
Caswell Bay, Langland Bay (Unknown stay).
About 3.6 miles away

Accomodation Links

Hotels and Guest Houses in Swansea