Beaches in Swansea – Limeslade Bay


Wales is famous for its beautiful coastline and Limeslade Bay is no exception. If you are paying a visit to South West Wales sometime soon make sure to pay this stunning beach a visit.

About Limeslade Bay

Whether you prefer a sandy or pebbly beach with a rock shore, you’ll have the best of both worlds here. The beach is just a short walk from the Mumbles Hill Nature Reserve so take a stroll along the coastal path and take in the stunning scenic panorama. It’s a brilliant spot for a picnic too!

Thanks to its rocky areas Limeslade Bay is perfect for rock pooling with the kids, and with excellent water quality the only issue you may have when swimming is the temperature. Limeslade is an award winning beach having been given the Green Coast Award, and is Marine Conservation Society Recommended.


If you fancy a light bite there is a café and restaurant nearby, with the nearest parking only 2 minutes away at Bracelet Bay. There is a small charge for this convenience however.

The beach is cleaned twice a day and there are litter bins provided in order to keep the beach safe for all. If you are travelling with pets be aware that dogs are not allowed on the beach during the summer months.

Swimmers must also be aware that there isn’t a lifeguard on duty here.

How to Get There

Limeslade Bay’s nearest town is Swansea. To get to the beach from here you will need to drive down the A4067 to the Mumbles. You’ll have to head straight through the village and towards the pier in order to find Limeslade. It will be just around the headland.

The nearest parking is at Bracelet Bay but there are a number of other car parks within walking distance:
Mumbles Hill – 0.4 miles away
Swansea Bay South – 0.5 miles away
Southend – 0.6 miles away
Mumbles Tennis Courts – 0.9 miles away

If you will be travelling by public transport, bus routes 2 and 2a from Swansea will take you to Mumbles. From here change to the number 37 bus which heads to the beach. The nearest railway stations are Swansea (approximately 4 miles away) and Gowerton (approximately 6 miles away).

Limeslade Bay Accommodation

If you like the sound of Limeslade Bay and are thinking of paying a visit then you are in luck! The Dragon Hotel is located perfectly.

So grab your sunglasses and put on your sensible walking shoes, and enjoy a walk down to Limeslade; after your day out, get the bus back and we’ll have a table in the Dragon Brasserie waiting for you.


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