Explore Swansea and the Beautiful Gower Coast

Photo: View of Swansea Marina from Kilvey Hill, with Mumbles Head in background

Our Swansea properties are centred around Swansea’s Maritime Quarter, providing an ideal base for exploring the area and further afield. With major developments to the area over recent years, the Maritime Quarter is one of Swansea’s most popular residential areas. With easy access to the seafront promenade and Swansea Bay, as well as a growing number of shops, cafes, bars and restaurants, there is everything on hand for a relaxing getaway.

The opening of Swansea Arena in 2022, just adjacent to the Maritime Quarter, has attracted even more visitors to the area for the wide variety of shows, concerts, and performances on offer.

The five-mile seafront promenade presents the perfect opportunity to walk, run or cycle all the way to Mumbles, a much-loved seaside village, and a true gem in the Welsh coastline. This cosy but cosmopolitan village is full of local character and charm. Home to handmade crafts, luxury boutiques and arguably the worlds’ best ice cream! (see ‘Food and Drink’).

Slightly further afield, but still easily accessible by car or bus, is the beautiful Gower Peninsula. Designated the first Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty (AONB) in the UK, you really do have to make a visit to fully appreciate it in all its splendour. Come rain or shine, the exceptional beaches of the Gower are hard to beat, with some appearing in the top 10 best UK beaches, year after year. From tranquil coves to larger stretches of sandy beach offering excellent walking and sporting activities, there is something for all ages and abilities.

For those staying for longer and wishing to explore even more of Wales, there is plenty to offer still within easy reach. You can reach the Welsh capital of Cardiff, with its bustling city centre of shops, restaurants, and lively nightlife, in around an hour by car or train. In addition, the Principality Stadium, which seats 74,500 visitors, hosts major sporting events, concerts and exhibitions throughout the year.

In our neighbouring counties to the west of Swansea lie many more beaches and landscapes to discover. The sandy beaches of Pembrokeshire and the much-loved seaside town of Tenby, with its medieval stoned walls, colourful buildings and quirky shops, are reachable within a 1.5 hour drive.

For the more energetic traveller, a visit to the Brecon Beacons National Park is well worth a visit. With six main peaks, the highest being Pen Y Fan at 886 metres, there are many options of walking routes to suit all abilities. To the North-East of Swansea and reachable by car in just over an hour, the green rolling landscapes and breathtaking views will provide a truly refreshing and memorable experience.

    Photo: Three Cliffs Bay, Gower