Caswell Bay is a very popular Gower beach due to its proximity to Swansea. The shore is fine sand flanked by limestone cliffs. It can get busy especially at high tide when there is not much beach available, but at low tide the width of the beach extends to about 700 yards. A P&D car park is located in the valley behind the beach, and behind this is the Bishops Wood nature reserve. 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.
It's a very popular surfing beach, surfable at any time, but mid to high tide is best. It's suitable for beginners, but can get very crowded. A rip current can occur on the west side in surf conditions and weever fish may be a problem at low tide.
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My favourite beach for swimming in the summer, when there are lifeguards on patrol every day. The beach is mostly sandy with a gentle slope and has a sheltered aspect which helps on windy days. The beach is not too long or open to the winds. There is a large tidal range like most of the Gower beaches and you can expect to walk a few hundred yards to reach the water when the tide is out. There is a cafe and public toilets, though the car parks are not large and do get full early on a sunny day. I'm not a strong swimmer in the sea, but do go out of my depth to get beyond any breaking waves, where the sea is usually calmer. I never swim out far enough to lose sight of the foreshore or the lifeguards though, just in case. For me this is the best beach for intermediate swimmers and it's also very popular with families for a day at the seaside. There are also very nice coastal path walks from Caswell of around 1½ miles heading eastward to Langland beach, or westward to Pwlldu beach. I love it. Try it, I'm sure you will to.
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