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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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Accommodation in Swansea comes in a variety of styles. You can choose from luxury and budget hotels, affordable hostels, traditional inns, and cozy B&Bs. Not as formal or as expensive as most hotels, many of Swansea's B&Bs are run by local families of Welsh speakers, who have a vast knowledge of South Wales and are more than willing to share it with their guests. Even less expensive and just as interesting, several of Swansea's organic dairy and sheep farms comfortable lodgings to guests.
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  • We had a fantastic quiet evening just a drink and cake which was absolutely delicious the Black forest cake was out standing and the service was quick and friendly. Well done to the staff  more »
  • Nice family beach, lots of lovely walks around the coast too. Life guards on the beach and places to eat and toilets.  more »
  • Surfer in Silence ( Langland Bay, Gower Peninsula, South Wales) Lean teens dream and drift, inaudible in the distance, amidst leaping, ceaseless seas. Weaving within waves, mobile, black-clad lads sli...  more »
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  • One of the best surf spots on the Gower! Be aware that it does get packed in summer when the waves are good. Pay parking all year round. Try the Langland Brasserie for some really good food after your surf!
  • Stunning bay! The beach is wide and, at low tide, reveals large areas of sand interspersed with rock pools that kids love to explore. There are good facilities (toilets, showers, cafe) as well as a decent licensed brasserie restaurant. The walk from Langland to Caswelll is short, easy-going and reveals wonderful views. The Gower Live website usually has a live webcam so you can check out the surf!
  • Beautiful views,a lot of benches to rest and appreciate the scenery. Really nice walk.
  • 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.
  • Lovely little cafe with a great view of the stormy waves