Caswell Bay is a very popular Gower beach due to its proximity to Swansea. It is mostly fine sand flanked by limestone cliffs. It can get very busy especially at high tide, when there is not much beach available, but at low tide the width of the beach extends to about ½ mile. A P&D car park is located in the valley behind the beach with the Bishops Wood nature reserve behind this. Facilities at the beach include toilets, a cafe, beach shops and cold water showers. Dog restrictions apply from May to September inclusive and lifeguards patrol from the second week of May to the end of August, from 10.00 to 18.00.
It's a very popular surfing beach, surfable at any stage of the tide, but mid to high tide is best. It's suitable for beginners, but can get very crowded. A rip current occurs on the west side of the beach in surf conditions and weever fish can be a problem at low tide.