The Surrounding Area
Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty on the edge of beautiful sandy beaches and amazing cliffs. Easy access to the Brecons. Ideal for outdoor activities to suit everyone.
The South Wales region is spoilt for choice as a UK holiday destination. From idyllic, family-friendly beaches to stunning unspoilt countryside; the nearby Brecon Beacons; some of the best walking and outdoor activities you can find in the UK, the region has so much to offer.
The Gower peninsula, approximately 70 square miles, sits just west of Swansea. The first in the UK to be designated as an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, the Gower, boasts some of the most unspoilt countryside, with amazing natural wonders and some of the most stunning beaches, such as Three Cliffs, Oxwich and Rhosilli. Much of the cliff paths and related land is managed by the National Trust.
In addition, the region is well known for the outdoor activities (including several golf courses) that can only be fully enjoyed and appreciated when surrounded by such natural beauty.
The region also boasts strong links with history, arts, and culture. Dylan Thomas to Richard Burton, Tom Jones to Catherine Zeta Jones, the region has produced much talent. The performing arts are well represented in the region with many cultural events, venues, and enthusiasm for everything from famous choirs to orchestras.
The Local Area
Just on the eastern boundary of the Gower, and west of Swansea, near the Mumbles is some of the most fabulous representation of all of the above.
The area offers some of the best walks along cliff paths; there are several beaches (most are unspoilt); the surfing and sailing; the presence of natural wild life such as seals; Brangwyn Hall (concerts); the Grand Theatre; The Taleisin theatre (located within Swansea University campus); museums; art galleries; leisure centre; the local shops; sea location restaurants & cafes; and the wine bars/pubs. there will be plenty for you to do and see, whenever you visit.
West Mead is strategically located next to the links golf course at Langland. On either side of the house, and along lovely cliff path walk (or through the golf course) are two lovely bays with stunning sandy beaches and enough for the whole of the family to do and enjoy.
Caswell Bay is a large expanse of golden sand, popular with families as it has a lifeguard presence during the summer months. There are several kiosks selling beach toys and snacks and also the busy all year round ‘Surfside Cafe’ a cosy place even in mid winter in which to enjoy a hot chocolate in front of the log burning stove. Caswell Bay can be reached in approximately 5 minutes on foot.
Langland Bay, also a family friendly beach, is overlooked by the stunning Langland Bay golf club and has a beachfront brasserie called ‘Langlands’, a further ‘Surfside Cafe’, several tennis courts, beach huts and ample parking.
The best thing about this area is that it is possible to have the best of both worlds – superb outdoor life whilst also enjoy other pleasures of life; without fighting your way through dense crowds!!
How to get there
Recommended transport links:
Ferry port Fishguard
Train station Swansea
Beaches : Caswell and Langland less than 10 min walk. Many other beaches nearby but may require car.
Golf course is within 5 mins walk – Langland Golf Club
Tennis courts : 10 min walk
Watersports at Caswell, Oxwich, and Rhossii
Horse riding nearby
Nearest shops and pubs 10 min walk.; main shops and pubs in Mumbles
Country : UK
Town : Swansea
Suburb : Caswell/Mumbles/Gower
Property address : Will Be provided upon booking