A range of nearby bays, beaches and countryside, means that Swansea offers the ideal location for a coastal city getaway.

Swansea Bay is only a short walk from the city centre and possesses an award-winning beach, complete with a water sports centre providing fun activities, from surfing to sailing, for both individuals and groups of all ages, abilities and backgrounds.

Slightly further afield, near The Mumbles, sits Bracelet Bay - a hidden gem situated in a scenic cove and perfect for rock pooling enthusiasts. Heading west out of Bracelet Bay, the coastline is filled with even more beaches and bays, including Langland Bay, Caswell Bay, Three Cliff Bay, and Port Eynon Bay, which is home to the iconic Gower Peninsula.

Delve into Swansea’s history with local museums, such as the National Waterfront Museum, Swansea Museum and the Dylan Thomas Centre. Or step back in time with Oystermouth Castle and Swansea Castle, both of which were built in the 12th century and hold truly intriguing stories within their walls.

Penllergare Valley Woods is a short distance from Swansea city centre and is situated close to the M4. Comprising of lakes and waterfalls, unique terraces, panoramic views, and interesting trees and shrubbery, Penllergare Valley Woods is a forgotten Victorian paradise, ready to be remembered.

The city centre is filled with attractions and shops for all, including the LC leisure complex, consisting of a huge waterpark, a state-of-the-art gym, an indoor surf machine, a four storey interactive play area, a 30ft indoor climbing wall, and a multi-purpose sports and exhibition hall.