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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  • August 21, 2017
    This is one of Swansea many beautiful beaches. If you didn't know any better, you would think this is the south of France or something, it is that nice. Has cafe, shop and a good restaurant that sells...  more »
  • August 16, 2017
    Langland is probably the worst of the beaches in the Mumbles area. My advice would be to visit the nearly Caswell beach or of you have transport visit Pwll Du or Oxwich beaches. It felt a little shabb...  more »
  • August 14, 2017
    Very friendly Italian welcome at the cafe/restaurant. Looks expensive initially but actually we ended up sharing and it then turned out to be very good value and plenty. Very popular. This was a Monda...  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

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