Swansea is a Beautiful and Friendly City

Swansea's Beaches

Swansea is Wales' premier waterfront City. Our students are quick to praise the beautiful surroundings and vibrant city life. We have been voted one of the friendliest cities in the UK according to a poll by Bisto.

Sweeping across the city is the promenade and cycle track. Just five miles along the coast you can find Mumbles, appreciated by students for its seaside village atmosphere. Beyond Mumbles lies the Gower Peninsula, the UK’s first officially designated “Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty.”


  • I love Swansea, living by the sea where there is so much nature around. Swansea is not a normal city, you are not stuck in a city. There is a lot around and a lot to do.

     

    Bruce Willis BEng Energy and Environmental Engineering

 

If you like the outdoors, Swansea has access to the following:

  • World class mountain biking at Afan Forest and Cwmcarn
  • Surfing
  • Windsurfing
  • Kitesurfing
  • Snowboarding on dry ski slopes (and occasionally in the Breacon Beacons!)
  • Wakeboarding behind a boat at Oxwich Bay
  • Sea and white water Kayaking
  • Skateboard parks
  • Climbing walls
  • Racing at Pembrey Circuit
  • Nature walks at Gower or the Breacon Beacons

Flick through the below images to see more beautiful beaches in Gower, Swansea:

  • Swansea City 20 Minute Walk from Mount Pleasant Campus to the Beach
  • Bracelet Bay 20 minute drive from Mount Pleasant campus
  • Brecon Beacons One hour and 20 minutes from Mount Pleasant campus
  • Caswell 25 minute drive from Mount Pleasant campus
  • Langland 20 minute drive from Mount Pleasant campus
  • Llangennith 40 minute drive from Mount Pleasant campus
  • Oxwich 35 minute drive from Mount Pleasant campus
  • Penmaen 25 minute drive from Mount Pleasant campus
  • Pennard Castle 26 minute drive from Mount Pleasant campus
  • Pobbles Bay 24 minute drive from Mount Pleasant campus
  • Port Eynon 43 minute drive from Mount Pleasant campus
  • Pwll Du 26 minute drive from Mount Pleasant campus
  • Swansea Castle 11 minute walk from Mount Pleasant campus
  • Swansea Bay 20 minute walk from Mount Pleasant campus
  • Three Cliffs Bay 28 minute drive from Mount Pleasant campus
  • Cefn Bryn 33 minute drive from Mount Pleasant campus
  • Worm's Head 40 minute drive from Mount Pleasant campus