Be In... Mumbles

The little gem of the bay!


Wales has always been a perfect place for a weekend break but more and more people are starting to discover the beauty of this gorgeous little country. Mumbles is a pretty old fishing village on the outskirts of Swansea. Located on the Gower peninsular, it has been recognised as the first designated area of outstanding natural beauty in the UK. You’ll find over 120 shops, restaurants and pubs hugging the west side of Swansea Bay- lots for you to explore and discover!

You can take a leisurely stroll along the prom or browse around the quirky boutiques, surf shops and art galleries. Home to 3 miles of golden sand Rhossili Bay has been voted one of the UK’s best beaches, perfect for walking, flying a kite, sunbathing, building sandcastles, having a picnic or running about with your four-legged friend.

When visiting don’t forget to check out the Oyster Gallery for home décor, original artwork, jewellery and design led gifts. Not far is also the Lovespoon Gallery to find the largest collection of Lovespoon designs from Wales’ best Lovespoon carvers. Whilst admiring the views, why not grab an ice cream from Verdis, a family run café, ice cream parlour and licensed restaurant with a reputation for authentic Italian flavour and quality- you’ll find it on the sea front overlooking the bay.

You can also discover Oystermouth Castle, sitting majestically on the hill in Mumbles, the castle boats ancient graffiti art from the 14th century and a medieval maze of deep vaults and secret staircases. It is a great place to explore, a small charge is payable however they often have great events on to be enjoyed by all. One for the foodies, if you love all things from the sea, then I am shore the Mumbles Oyster and Seafood festival is the one for you. With cooking demonstrations, live music, tasters, internationally renowned chefs and the pirate circus workshop for the kids- it’s a perfect family day out!

Why not extend your visit and stay the night. In Mumbles town Patrick’s has amazing accommodation and a fine dining experience, whilst Home from Home offers great self-catering accommodation. Feel free to go off the beaten track and explore around Blue flag and seaside award winning Langland Bay, here you will find some lovely holiday cottages, hotels and B&B’s. Or if you fancy a bit of Glamping, the Glamping Village at Oldwalls Gower is only a short drive away.

If you have ever considered relocating to the bay, the average price for property in Mumbles stood at £286,498 in April 2018. In terms of property types, flats in Mumbles sold for an average of £182,990 and terraced houses for £247,334- this is according to the current Zoopla estimates.

If this area appeals to you then why not get in touch with the Belvoir Swansea and Mumbles office today and see what they have to offer.
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