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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  • Sunday 25th March 2018 was a glorious, bright, sunny and quite warm day. We joined the trek of motorists heading to Mumbles and, when we arrived at Langland, the car park was surprisingly full (quite ...  more »
  • We went to the Llanglands for the views as it was a lovely afternoon. As we sat enjoying the sun glistening on the sea overlooking a beautiful beech. I thought there is very few places I have been wit...  more »
  • Walked from Caswell bay across the coast path, top path to Langland bay, dogs loved the run on the beach, surprising how many people were there today walking the dogs, just proves how unfair the restr...  more »
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  • Langland Bay is great. Beaches, sea, clifftop walks, all for free. There's loads of car parking although you have to pay, a cafe and a restaurant. Its very popular in the summer as its one of the nearest Gower bays to Swansea. Dogs are allowed on the beach from approx September to May 1st
  • Langland beach is good for surfing. Also has wheelchair access. To cafe restaurants and onto the beach
  • Best place to relax with a Surfside Cafe Coffee great beach and nice people..what more could you want.
  • As someone new to Swansea, a walk to langland wasn't the first thing that I did, but it was BY FAR the nicest British beach I've been to. If you're visiting Swansea, YOU MUST visit langland bay
  • Favorate beach for walking the dog. Aldi dog friendly cafe
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