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Langland Bay, Swansea

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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.
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  • Bistro on the beach bit pricey but a nice coffee and warm after the walk along the cliff paths in winter. You can meet all the geriatrics like me there in the winter. Buzzing in summer with the surfer...  more »
  • We did a quick stop here.Been here before couple of times in 2009.Very crowded during summer.Not far from Swansea. 
  • A pretty sheltered bay that has been protect from over development. It is a timeless place that smooths away the generations 
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  • Quiet pretty bay with beautiful walks. Highly recommended.
  • Nice beach. Cafes, a little beach shop and lifeguards make it perfect for a family. Also The Beach Team are there in the summer to play games/songs/stories with the little ones. Only issue is its perhaps a little small when the tide is in.
  • Great beach with an excellent CafĂ©: Surfside.
  • Very nice location to visit
  • One of the best Gower beaches.