Gower Peninsula


Bracelet Bay




Bracelet is the first beach on the Gower coast after the huge expanse of Swansea Bay. The two tidal islands of Mumbles Head form its western boundary and the coastguard station located on Tutt Hill separates Bracelet from neighbouring Limeslade.

Bracelet Bay is a charming place - the lighthouse is clearly visible on the outer island of the Mumbles and it is possible to walk to the islands at low tide. Do check tide times with the local coastguard beforehand as there are dangerous currents in these waters.

The beach is a few minutes drive from Mumbles and the road winds up the cliff behind the pier past the Big Apple kiosk. There is a substantial sized car park on the left which never seems to get full although many coaches arrive and depart in the summer months.

The paths leading down to the beach are edged with sea pinks and blackberries and merge into a pebbly line at the top of the beach. Bracelet is both a sandy and rocky beach and is arguably the best place in the area for rock pools.

Bracelet bay

Bracelet Bay is one of the four beaches served by lifeguards and it is certainly an attractive destination for families with good toilet facilities, restaurant, ice cream parlour and children’s’ swings all close to hand.

There are fine views across the channel and all the ships arriving and departing Swansea dock pass through. Mumbles Hill just behind Bracelet Bay is a local nature reserve and affords fine views over Swansea Bay.

Lifeguards patrol the beach during the summer months.

Dogs are banned from 1st May to the 30th September.


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