Cookles and culture. Visit Swansea market and try the local delicacies such as home-made welshcakes, fresh fish including Penclawdd cockles and the most famous local delicacy – laverbread.

Swansea Bay, Mumbles & Gower

Great for...

Unwind in the UK’s first Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, relax on award-winning beaches, and explore unspoilt countryside. Visit some of the UK’s best locations for walking, cycling, watersports and golf, together with Swansea, Wales’ Waterfront City and also home to Wales’ first Premier League football team. There are 39 miles of bays and beaches in the Gower, with Three Cliffs Bay, Port Eynon and Rhossili being amongst the award-winning sandy shores of this region. Rhossilli also boasts being one of the top dog-friendly beaches in the UK so it’s well worth taking your four legged friend on holiday with you. The aforementioned Maritime Quarter proudly displays a bronze statue of its most famous writer and poet, Dylan Thomas. There is also a Dylan Thomas Centre which houses an exhibition of his work or head to 5 Cwmdonkin Drive, the house where Dylan was born and raised – you don’t just have to peek through the window- it is open for tours. Mumbles is a typical seaside town with a beautiful Victorian pier. It has a quirky mix of boutiques, bistros and art galleries with Italian ice-cream parlours being a particular speciality on this coastline.

Our Take...

Swansea is best described as a vibrant and metropolitan city with some of the friendliest people on the planet and with the Gower’s combination of coastline and countryside perfectly complements the buzz of the city centre which boasts one of the UK’s first Maritime Quarters.