British Beaches

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Oxwich Bay Beach

Swansea, Abertawe / Swansea

This is a long sandy beach with an adjacent Nature Reserve. A slipway provides access for launching boats. Much favoured for water sports with a water taxi available to Pwll Du and Pobbles.

Beach Type



Toilets are available
Beachside restaurant/bar


Swimming with normal precautions (check for details of lifeguard cover)
Canoeing and scuba diving
When it works this has an extremely popular and busy wave for surfers

Nature and Wildlife

Boardwalks through sand dunes and adjacent Nature Reserve.

Water Quality




Cleaning and Litter

There are bins and recycling facilities. The beach is cleaned regularly by the owners.


Dogs are allowed on the beach.

Awards and Recommendations

Marine Conservation Society Recommended

Tourist Information

Swansea Tourist Information Centre. Plymouth Street. Swansea SA1 3QG. Tel: 01792 468321 Email: [email protected] Web:


Nearest town: Swansea
County: Abertawe / Swansea
Latitude/Longitude: 51.5544, -4.15378
Postcode: SA3 1ND
(postcode is for sat-nav purposes only, and may not represent the actual address of the beach)


Via the A4118 and the main road to Oxwich Village.

Public Transport

Buses to the beach include numbers 18. 18C and 18T from the Quadrant Bus Station. The nearest railway station is Swansea.

Nearest Railway Stations

Llanelli (Approx. 8 miles away)
Bynea (Approx. 8 miles away)
Gowerton (Approx. 8 miles away)
Pembrey & Burry Port (Approx. 10 miles away)
Llangennech (Approx. 10 miles away)

Important! Distances are as the crow (or seagull) flies. Road distances may be considerably longer, especially at estuary locations.


Large. private car park.

Nearby Car Parks

Oxwich Bay - Main, Oxwich (Unknown stay).
About 0.4 miles away
Oxwich Bay - West, Oxwich (Unknown stay).
About 0.5 miles away
Millwood, Oxwich (Unknown stay).
About 1.6 miles away
Penmaen West, Penmaen (Unknown stay).
About 1.9 miles away
Horton, Horton (Unknown stay).
About 2.1 miles away
Penmaen East, Penmaen (Unknown stay).
About 2.2 miles away
Port Eynon Bay, Port Eynon (Unknown stay).
About 2.6 miles away
Parkmill, Parkmill (Unknown stay).
About 2.9 miles away
Pennard, Southgate (Unknown stay).
About 3 miles away
West Cliff - North, Southgate (Unknown stay).
About 3 miles away

Accomodation Links

Hotels and Guest Houses in Swansea