Langland Bay, Swansea
Categories: Bodies of Water, Nature & Parks
Langland Bay is a popular coastal holiday resort in Gower, Swansea in south Wales. It is a popular surfing beach which regularly meets the European Blue Flag award for quality.HistoryLangland Bay - together with Caswell Bay, Rotherslade, Limeslade Bay, Bracelet Bay and Port Eynon - is managed by the City and County of Swansea council. Because of their relative proximity to Swansea and the South Wales Valleys, Langland Bay and Caswell Bay in particular were extremely popular in the 1950s and 60s with holiday visitors, who would arrive by coach or by public transport. In summer months the sea front serviced by the South Wales Transport bus route 87; at other times of the year, a walk was necessary from Langland Corner, at the top of Langland Bay Road.The sea front of Langland and the adjacent Rotherslade, or 'Little Langland' as it is sometimes known, were once the location for three hotels: the Langland Bay, the Ael-y-Don, and the Osborne; and three further hotels - the Brynfield Hotel, the Langland Court, and the Wittemberg - were located in the immediate hinterland. All bar one have closed over the past forty years, and have been replaced with apartments (Langland Bay, Osborne and Ael-y-don), converted to a nursing home (Brynfield), closed and subjected to arson attacks (Langland Court and, previously, the Osborne). The Wittemberg was partially demolished and re-opened in its original Victorian core as the Little Langland Hotel.Arrange to visit Langland Bay and other attractions in Swansea using our Swansea tour planner.
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Long sandy beach with clean safe bathing and water sports on the large waves great for leisurely pursutes and and more energetic types ! A promenade stretches the whole length of the beach mainly leve... read more »
Just a stones throw from Mumbles is Langland Bay.Lovely setting with restaurants and beautiful walks around either heads ,on the right to Caswell and on the left to Mumbles head .Dod friendly in the w... read more »
You've definitely got some stunning beaches in the area but this I feel is one of the quieter and more understated beaches. Nice to take a drive to to get out of the city centre where we live if you d... read more »
A lovely bay with big skies and a great landscape. You can just relax on the sand or walk along the coastal route. We did a bit of both!
Great beach with an excellent Café: Surfside.
One of the best Gower beaches.
Use the B4593 road then Langland Bay Road, avoid Brynfield road. Not bad, I enjoyed a good day there. There is a cafe at one end, an Italian restaurant at the other. Ample parking, public facilities. Worth a visit.
love this place. it was beautiful :)
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