About Swansea Bay
Beaches – Swansea, Gower and Aberavon Beach front
If you are looking for a beach holiday you have come to the right place. The beaches stretch from Swansea Bay right down to the end of Gower culminating in the breathtaking views from Worms Head at Rhossili. The views at Three cliffs bay was voted as one of the best views in the UK. The water quality and high standards of beach management are exemplary and in 2002 the Area received 8 prestigious awards – including European Blue Flag, Green Coast and Tidy Britain Seaside Awards. Gower is also becoming one of the top destinations for water sports enthusiasts and anyone looking to take to the sea.
In Neath Port Talbot families need look no further for things to do at Aberavon Seafront, one of Wales’ longest sandy beaches, which also boasts an aqua splash play pool, adventure playground, safe cycling along the promenade and grassed open areas providing hours of family fun.
Aberavon Beach hosts a number of large scale and prestigious events such as the Welsh and 4 Nations Life Saving Championships and a popular beach festival.
Afan Forest Park
The Forest Park is in the Afan Valley, one of the narrowest and most beautiful valleys in South Wales. It is a large forest with excellent opportunities for recreation, with many cycle trails and footpaths. The Forest Park boasts 2 Visitor Centres, a Kanji Garden, an Outdoor Amphitheatre and the South Wales Miners Museum. There are family cycling routes along disused railway lines, and 4 mountain bike routes through the forest.
Vale of Neath / Waterfall Country
Nowhere else in Wales is there such a richness and diversity of waterfalls that can be found in Neath Port Talbot. This abundance of waterfalls has led to the area becoming known as ‘Waterfall Country’. Many of the water falls are spectacular and worth visiting more than once through the changing seasons. Some of the Waterfall can be found in the Vale of Neath, Melin Court, Aberdulais Falls, Cwm Du Glen and Nedd Fechan.
For a full list of Waterfall Walks, refer to the Waterfall Walks Guide book available from the Tourist Information Centre.
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