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Swansea Bay

Swansea Bay combines a city on the edge of the sea and a rural seaside sanctuary in one holiday destination. Explore the oldest and latest museums in Wales, the birthplace of Dylan Thomas or just kick back one of the UK’s best beaches, Rhossoli Bay.

Swansea is the birthplace of the famous poet and writer Dylan Thomas. Visit the unique ‘Love of Words’ exhibition at the local Dylan Thomas Centre to explore the notebooks he wrote in Swansea as a young adult. You can even stay in his childhood home for the night to capture the true essence of the poet.



Mumble is a vibrant seaside village, where you’ll find an array of independent shops and pubs hugging the west side of the Swansea Bay. It’s a five-mile stretch of seafront on the edge of the Gower Peninsula and – as you can imagine – offers stunning, sweeping views of the Bay.

There are so many things to do in Swansea Bay, and it can be difficult to narrow down your list. You can squeeze it all into a few days – or stay longer and do them at your own pace. You may quickly find that a second visit is needed to thoroughly enjoy all that Swansea Bay has to offer.


Mumbles Pier, Swansea


At Wales.org, we provide a range of guides and inside information that help you to make the most of your time when you visit Swansea Bay. To fill your itinerary with fun things to do in Swansea Bay, don’t miss out on these guides. Discover more of this well-loved area in West Wales.