Monday, 19 December 2016

Winter Walks from Promenade View in The Mumbles, Swansea

Cliff path from Langland Bay to Caswell Bay

Back in April you may recall I stayed at the lovely Promenade View in the Mumbles. With views right across Swansea Bay and a stone throw from the shops and caf├ęs, it's an ideal and quiet location to go off on adventures anytime of year in this spectacular part of Wales.

Promenade View Mumbles Bedroom

I returned earlier this month to create another video under Nutty Pear based around winter walks as this place is not short of options. Visit Swansea Bay has listed 25 walks in the area, many of which use the Wales Coast Path that encompasses the whole coastline of Wales!

Maps of Swansea Bay
Langland Bay beach huts

Hannah (Miss Nicklin) and I began our trip with dinner in Langland Brasserie, a smart restaurant with panoramic views of the sandy bay that was speckled with dog walkers and hikers. The inviting sight of a log fire and Christmas decorations makes this an excellent stop off on a chilly December day.

Langland Brasserie Sunday Dinner

I enjoyed a festive Turkey dinner whilst Hannah tucked into a pasta dish, followed by two exquisite desserts (the options would having you drooling).

Cakes from one of the best dessert places in Swansea

From Langland Bay you can take a walk over to Caswell along Gower's coastal path. It takes just an hour or two and the sea views from cliff face are mesmerising. There's also benches along the way to stop off and enjoy the fresh coastal air and spot some seals or even basking sharks.

Caswell Bay sunset
Mumbles Pier

Nature lives harmoniously here, so if you're interested in bird watching and animals Visit Swansea Bay have also detailed rare birds and land creatures you may also find along the way.

Gower Coastal Path sign near Brandy Cove

Many of the beaches minutes from Promenade View are also blue flag beaches, meaning they're clean, safe and of high quality. Other coastal walks to explore here include a hilly stretch of woodland down to the secluded Brandy Cove and Pwlldu Bay, the spectacular Three Cliffs Bay, the surfers paradise of Port Enyon and iconic Rhossili Bay.

Rhossili Bay beach from headland

Rhossili is often referred to as Britain's best beach and you can take a steady walk down the grassy hillside to the golden stretch of sand and soak up the dramatic rocky headland (Wormshead), and the distant shoreline of Pembrokeshire.
If you'd prefer a guided tour of the beaches here during your stay, I'd highly recommend getting in touch with Real Wales Tours.

Wormshead in the Gower

It's not just the beaches that are impressive in the Gower area, there's also plenty of landmarks and parks to explore; like Oystermouth Castle, Mumbles Pier, the Lighthouse and Clyne Gardens featuring rare plant species and the tallest Magnolia in Britain.

Oystermouth Castle entrance

For those who'd like to swap the seaside for the country one day, you can also head north from the Mumbles via the A465 and enjoy river walks in Waterfall Country. You can explore more of this area by clicking here.

Properties in the Mumbles near the beach

After a full day out exploring, it's brilliant to return somewhere like Promenade View - a real home from home with warm showers, fresh towels, well equipped kitchen and living area, and comfortable clean beds looking straight out to sea... the best view to wake up to!

Beach views from Promenade View Holiday Home
Stylish interior of Promenade View bedroom and bathroom

For more information about staying in Promenade View, visit the Home from Home website by clicking here.
Disclaimer: I was invited to stay as a guest of Promenade View, all opinions are my own. 
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