Things to do

Swansea is Wales’ “City by the Sea” being perfectly situated on the edge of a five mile wide bay. Renowned as the birthplace of Wales’ greatest poet and playwright Dylan Thomas and home of the Dylan Thomas centre where his memory is kept very much alive.

The City has world class cultural facilities and is a lively and vibrant maritime city and regional shopping centre, Swansea is home to Wales biggest indoor market where you can sample traditional Welsh delicacies like laverbread and fresh cockles from Penclawdd. Locally caught fresh fish can also be bought along with local souvenirs including Welsh ladies hats and intricately carved lovespoons.


Mumbles is undoubtedly one of the best seaside villages in the UK, with over 120 shops and restaurants and the entire Gower Peninsula on your doorstep.


Mumbles Road Lounge viewTo the west of the city is the Gower Peninsula, Great Britain’s first area of Outstanding Natural Beauty whose west facing beaches are Wales’ premier surfing locations. We recommend the below beaches for their safety, good swimming, surfing and facilities:-
Llangennith Gower
Worms Head Gower
Oxwich Gower
Three Cliffs Gower
Port Eynon


Clyne Gardens… contains varied National Collections of plants set in beautiful parkland. Open all year round dawn till dusk, admission free
01792 401737
Singleton…these beautiful botanical Gardes are based in the old walled garden of Singleton Park
01792 298637
Plantasia…is Swansea’s hi-tech “hot house” boasting one of the finest collections of plants, with three climate zones
01792 474555


The Gower coastline is as good as it gets in the UK
There are many walks for different abilities throughout the Gower… more information and maps available from tourist board in Mumbles
My favourite walk from here is to walk to Caswell (stop for coffee) walk along the cliffs to Langland (stop for tea and cake) keep walking to Rotherslade where you can either have another beverage and head up the hill, back into Mumbles or you can keep going around the cliffs to Limeslade past Mumbles Pier, along the promenade (stop in a pub for pint or Verdis for coffee) then back up to Gower Place Cottage.


From the family friendly promenade at Mumbles to the exhilarating mountain biking tracks of Afan Forest Park Swansea has become a haven for cyclists and bikers of all ages and abilities.
Part of the Celtic Trail and the National Cycle Network, Swansea Bay privides a wonderful range of traffic free cycle routes suitable for families. More information available from Tourists information
01792 468321
The biggest bike ride in Wales returns every year in July for the British Heart foundation, over a 1000 participants at the popular Gower Bike ride enjoy a great day out
Afan Forest Park
01639 686868

Golf Courses

Swansea Bay, Mumbles and Gower boasts an excellent selection of
golf courses to suit all abilities and is the ideal location for your golfing
Langland Bay (18 Hole)
01792 361721
Gower Golf Club (18 Hole)
01792 872480
Clyne Golf Club (18 Hole)
01792 401989
Pennard Golf Club (18 Hole)
01792 233131
01792 297849
Gowerton Golf Range (18 Hole) & Driving Range
01792 875188

Horse Riding

Many of rides can take you through the small picturesque villages and country pubs of Gower, whilst local, knowledgeable guides tell you about the history of this fascinating area. Meanwhile you can the breathtaking coastal views with miles of sandy beaches and rolling green countryside.
Parc-le-Breos Pony Trekking, Parkmill Gower
01792 371636

Learn to Surf

Gower is famous for its first rate surfing, Llangennith is rated in the top 10 UK Surf Spots and also recommends that Gower is one of the best places to learn to surf.
“Three mile long Llangennith has acted as a nursery for generations of rising stars”…The Guardian
01792 360370
Progress Surf
01792 550019
Welsh Surf Federation Surf School
01792 386426


Swansea bay is an ideal location for all types of fishing including sea, rock and coarse fishing. The Gower is well known for its sea fishing opportunities as it has many outstanding beaches off which to fish including Langland, Port Eynon, Caswell, Oxwich and Llangennith.

Rock fishing popular locations include Mumbles Head, Tutt Head, then at the rocks below the coastal path running between Langland and Caswell, Brandy Cove, Pwll Du Head, Oxwich point, Slade, Port Eynon point. There are also other locations between Port Eynon and Worms Head, which is regarded as one of the best rough ground bass venues in Britain.

Fly Fishing for bass is also very popular at Worms Head and Burry Holms (a small tidal island at the northern end of Llangennith beach


Tennis courts available in Mumbles village & Langland Tennis Courts

Markets / Fayres

Keep a look out for Mumbles Arts and Crafts fayres and Gower local produce market every Sunday morning in the car park opposite the White Rose.

Cinemas / Theatres / Galleries

0871 224 0240
0871 224 4007
The Grand Theatre
01792 475715
The Glynn Vivian Art Gallery
01792 516900
Other attractions
National Waterfront Museum
01792 638950
The Maritime Quarter, Marina
The Dylan Thomas Centre
01792 463980
Oxwich Castle
01792 390359
Oystermouth Castle
01792 635436
Gower Explorer… see the gower from a speed boat!
01792 407007
LC2 Leisure Centre – Swimming & Softplay
01792 466500
Wales National Pool
01792 513513

Restaurant Recommendations in Mumbles

Cafe 93 – my personal favourite for a casual meal
P.A’s  – excellent food and wine
Sam Pan – chineese
Chutneys – Indian restaurant & take away
Casa Nostra

Restaurants a little further a field but worth the trip!

Delish food, great atmosphere
Mosiac, Swansea High Street

Pub Grub

King Arthur, Gower (pub food)
La Brasseria (Swansea City Centre)
The Britannia Inn (Gower)
The kings Head LLangennith
La Prilla (Marina)
Wasabi (Uplands)
Mumbai (Blackpill) “All you can eat” buffet Sunday evenings


Surfside cafes @ Langland, Caswell, Rotherslade
The Brasserie at Langland
Joes Ice Cream… open all year round, legendary ice cream will be the best you’ve ever tasted!!
Café Valance
No. 93 my favourite café, amazing Pizza’s & Salads