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the hairy legged hiker walking in WalesWhere is it? : Langland. near Mumbles, on the Gower peninsula south Wales.
Allow : 1.5 hours, Distance 2.25 miles / 4 km
Attractions : beaches, sea views, beach huts, swimmers, surfers, golfers. cliff views.
Rating : Easy. This is a short walk, and if you like sitting down, having a cup of tea, watching surfers and swimmers and would enjoy beautiful views of the Gower coastline and beaches then this is the walk for you.
Car Parking : If travelling by car, park the car at the bottom of the hill (Rotherslade Road) leading to Langland Bay (Rotherslade Beach end). (Parking is limited and might be difficult at peak season, Alternatively take Langland Bay Road to Car Park. This option entails walking back to the Balcony Cafe for the start of the walk.)
Directions :  [ Map of Langland Bay to Caswell Bay Walk locationMap opens in a new window
From Swansea take the A4067 towards Mumbles. Turn right onto Newton Road - B4593. Turn left onto Higher Lane. Turn left onto Cambridge Road. Arrive at Langland


Fantastic beach for walking at Langland BayEira Wyn and I started this walk with a sit down at the tables of the balcony-terrace of the beach cafe. It is a great spot to sit and "people watch" as the Gower Coastal Path seems to pass straight through the cafe terrace allowing you to watch all the walkers go by, and, as the balcony overlooks Langland beach, there is plenty to watch there also.

To start the walk itself you simply turn right along the path at the bottom of the hill. This takes you round the headland and another vista opens before you. At low tide it's a beautiful beach with picturesque rocky outcrops, offering plenty of fun for family holidays with golden sands and rock pools for crabbing. The path proceeds down a slight incline to the beach promenade that's lined with row after row of municipal beach huts. Although many of the beach huts are in dire need of repair it seems they go like hot cakes, if and when they become available for hire. Set further back from the beach is an interesting Victorian - Gothic style building which invites further investigation.

That is for another day and we continue walking toward the end of the beach following the path as it starts to climb again toward Snaple Point, before continuing on round Newton Cliff.

Swimming for all ages at Langland BayThere are a number of seats on the headland and if you are lucky enough to grab one you may spend a pleasant time watching the surfers ride the waves off the point, or, as often as not, not ride the waves off the point.

But although this is a "walk with a lot of sitting down" we have to make a bit of an effort so on we go round the headland toward Caswell Bay.

This section of the path offers great views of the waves breaking against the rocks below, and although most of the path is level there is a bit of an incline toward the next headland, Whiteshell Point. But the climb is more than compensated for by the views of Caswell Bay and the Gower coastline from the top of the hill. We could do with another seat here for another sit down to Wide sweep of the bay at Langlandtake in the views.

As this walk is a short easy walk Eira Wyn decides we should turn back on ourselves to return to Langland Bay and the car.

This we did but not before a cup of tea and a bit more sitting down and people watching from the vantage point of the balcony-terrace of the cafe at Langland Bay.

 

Please -- click on the pictures -- for enlarged pictures of the Walk from Langland Bay to Caswell Bay, South Wales, UK.

Surfers and walkers at Langland Bay Follow the footpath from Langland to Carswell Bay
Surfers and walkers at Langland Bay  
Footpath from Langland to Carswell Bay
Surfing off the point at Langland Bay Surfer heading to the sea at Langland Bay
Surfing off the point at Langland Bay  
Surfer heading to the sea at Langland Bay
Langland Bay to Carswell Bay Walk Cottages near Mumbles and Oystermouth Cottages near Langland Bay

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the hairy legged hikerAttractions and facilities near Langland Bay :


Cafe:
Cafe with views at Rotherslade end of Langland Bay


Public Toilets:
Toilets close to cafe at Rotherslade, Langland Bay


Port Eynon:
Small seaside resort on the tip of the Gower peninsula.


St Catwg's Church:
Port Eynon's parish church. Founded by St Cennydd (a missionary for St Cattwg) in the 6th century A.D. Its a lovely little church and has many interesting gravestones in the churchyard. The present building dates from the 12th century.


Directions :

By Car:
Take the A4067 from Swansea , this is the Mumbles coast road. Enter Oystermouth (Mumbles), at mini-roundabout turn right onto Newton Road - B4593 (signposted Langland) Continue forward onto Newton Road - B4593. At church turn left (signposted Langland Bay)
Either (a) turn down Rotherslade Road to park at the bottom of the hill.
Or (b) take Langland Bay Road to Car Park. This option entails walking back to the Balcony Cafe for the start of the walk.


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