The Local Area

Promenade View is situated along the coast in the village of Mumbles, also known as Oystermouth. Mumbles is a thriving seaside town and is sometimes referred to as ‘the gateway to the Gower Pensinsula’, as Mumbles is the start of Gower’s beautiful coastline, where you will find stunning beaches and spectacular countryside.

The natural beauty and diversity of the Gower landscape is undisputed. Its beaches are among some of the best in Britain, if not the world. It was the first area in Britain to be awarded the honour of being designated an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty in 1956. South Gower, with its rocky coastline has numerous sandy beaches and hidden coves all within a 15min drive, whilst North Gower’s more rugged moorland landscape gives way to long stretches of sandy beaches at Llangennith and Whitford Sands.


Swansea Bay has everything you need… the UK’s first designated Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty ‘Gower’ – awards winning beaches – waterfalls – unspoilt scenery – vibrant city life – renowned for water sports and cycling – home to one of the counties best walking festivals.


In 2012 the Wales Coast Path opened, the world’s first uninterrupted route along a national coast. The path shows off our beaches, estuaries, cliffs, woodlands and hills, There are also city waterfronts, writers’ retreats, fun-parks and historic castles.

There’s 870 miles of coast path to explore. We don’t expect you to walk it all in one go; it only takes one weekend break to discover your new favourite bit, so using Mumbles as your base you can easily explore the Gower Peninsula.


With the 2nd greatest tidal range in the world, Swansea lends itself as an exciting destination for a watersport holiday.

Gower is the ideal location for first-rate surfing, listing Llangennith among the top ’10 Classic Surfing Beaches’ and recommended as one of the best places to learn to surf. Langland and Caswell (a 5 minute drive from Promenade View B&B), also offer superb surfing.

You can also enjoy, sailing, kitesurfing, diving, canoeing, powerboating, paddleboarding, windsurfing and wakeboarding. Swansea really does have a lot to offer, whether you are a seasoned sailor or in need of tuition.


For those who choose to unwind at tees, the area boasts a number of courses, most notably Langland Bay Golf Club, which is the closest. It offers a challenging day’s gold for all abilities set against the stunning backdrop of Langland Bay. Other courses in the area include Fairwood Park, Pennard, Clyne and Swansea Bay.


Ideal for family cycle rides or for those who like to take things easy, The Promenade at Swansea Bay offers 6 miles of flat, uninterrupted cycle path running along the coast from Point to Point – Mumbles to The Marina. For serious cyclists, a short journey away is the Afan Valley Forest MTB Trails which are classified in the world’s top 10 riding venues. For further information contact: 01639 893661.

Dylan Thomas

Dylan was born on October 27, 1914 at No 5, Cwmdonkin Drive in Swansea, and died on November 9, 1953 in St Vincent’s Hospital, New York. During his lifetime he wrote many great poems, including ‘Fern Hill’, ‘The hunchback in the park’ and of course ‘Do not go gentle into that good night’. He is also famous for writing the ‘play for voices’ Under Milk Wood, and the collection of stories, Portrait of the Artist as a Young Dog.


Mumbles boasts a variety of shops for the discerning shopper. The main shopping area is located on Newton Road and features a number of small shops and boutiques that cater to specialist and bespoke needs. These independently run stores give shopping a more intimate and friendly atmosphere than that of the chain store culture associated with town centres. It can also mean you are able to pick up a truly original, one-off piece, whether it is an item for the home, a work of art or a fashion item. For those with a taste for designer wear and gourmet food products, there are also a number luxury boutiques and small delis offering delicious delicacies from all over the world.


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