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Torbay Crawley Woods Beach

Swansea, Abertawe / Swansea

A sandy bay in a rural location. The beach is popular with surfers and sea-canoeists.

Beach Type



There is a campsite nearby


Swimming (strong swimmers only and be very cautious of rips)
Surfing and climbing along limestone cliffs

Water Quality

Not Tested



Cleaning and Litter

but no litter or dog bins are provided.


Dogs are allowed.

Awards and Recommendations

Green Coast Award

Tourist Information

Tourist Information Centre. Oystermouth Square. Mumbles. Swansea. SA3 4DQ. Tel: 01792 361302. Email: [email protected]


Nearest town: Swansea
County: Abertawe / Swansea
Latitude/Longitude: 51.5676, -4.1241
Postcode: SA3 2HJ
(postcode is for sat-nav purposes only, and may not represent the actual address of the beach)


Along the A4118 park in Penmaen. and follow signs through the wood to the beach.

Public Transport

From the Quadrant Bus Station. Services 18 and 18A go to the beach. Full details of the service 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)
Llangennech (Approx. 9 miles away)
Swansea (Approx. 9 miles away)

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


Limited car parking close by.

Nearby Car Parks

Penmaen West, Penmaen (Unknown stay).
About 0.6 miles away
Penmaen East, Penmaen (Unknown stay).
About 0.8 miles away
Parkmill, Parkmill (Unknown stay).
About 1.4 miles away
Pennard, Southgate (Unknown stay).
About 1.6 miles away
West Cliff - North, Southgate (Unknown stay).
About 1.6 miles away
Oxwich Bay - Main, Oxwich (Unknown stay).
About 1.8 miles away
Oxwich Bay - West, Oxwich (Unknown stay).
About 1.8 miles away
Millwood, Oxwich (Unknown stay).
About 2.2 miles away
Swansea Airport, Fairwood Common (Unknown stay).
About 3.4 miles away
Horton, Horton (Unknown stay).
About 3.6 miles away

Accomodation Links

Hotels and Guest Houses in Swansea