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In Wales for the Weekend. Need Info.

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  1. mrtbag

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    I am going down to Wales for the weekend and need some advice on beaches.

    I am looking for info on any nice beaches around the Swansea area. I don't want to travel for anymore than 30 minutes outside Swansea by car.

    Would appreciate any help.
     
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    Haven't looked at a map but I know the Gower peninsula is great - or at least it was 20 years ago :)
     
  3. mrtbag

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    Yeah. I've looked at a Gower peninsula web-site, and it was crap for info on the different beaches and what services are there etc.
     
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    Oxwich Bay on the Gower is probably the best one. 3 miles of sand, some very pleasant walks and a nice hotel right by the beach for a revitalising "swift half" at the end!
     
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    The wifes from Swansea but shes good with the kids !!!!!!

    Caswell - Near Mumbles, not too big but very nice.

    Langland - Near Caswell (both signposted off the main road).

    Oxwich - bigger but further away. (On Gower)

    Port Eynon - another quite long beach but again its a little further out. (On Gower)

    Enjoy.

    (I like caswell)

    P.S If you go to the Mumbles you MUST have a Joe's Icecream they are out of this world. They also have a couple shops in Swansea (one in the cinema complex).
     
  6. MartinImber

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    Porthcawl is OK - sandy but busy.

    Pendine is nice and quite

    Saundersfoot is great

    Tenby beaches are good
     
  7. Synchronicity

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    :eek: Id stay clear of Porthcawl TBH,used to be ok,but full of valley commandos"down for the weekend" these days :suicide:

    You wont go wrong with anywhere down the Gower really,and although its not that far 30 minutes might be pushing it because the traffic will be a nightmare down that way over the weekend :rolleyes:
     
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    And don't forget Dick Barton's chippy!! :smashin:
     
  9. MartinImber

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    The thing is Pembrokeshire is only an hour past Porthcawl, so why stop!
     
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    I agree...

    Try Broadhaven, Haverfordwest, Pembs.

    My dad owns the guesthouse on the beach. Mention my name and get a free coffee... (but dont quote me on that!)

    www.anchorguesthouse.co.uk

    Gareth. (or the little s :censored: t to him)
     
  11. mrtbag

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    I am working (cough, cough) in Swansea this weekend, so just in case the powers that be catch up with me, I need to be within 45 mins travel of Swansea. Paid weekends away. I love them. :D
     
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    Have you tried Google Earth?
     
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    Llangennith, on the Gower peninsular, is probably the best beach in Swansea. Port Eynon is also very nice, as is Three Cliffs Bay.
     

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