A weekend itinerary for Swansea Bay, Mumbles and Gower

You may have noticed that Wales has been having a bit of a moment recently. 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.

I’ll admit that after growing up in North Wales I am a little biased. I’m not technically Welsh so I can’t claim to be patriotic but I do love this country!

I’ve been showcasing lots of different short holidays you can take in Wales such as a treehouse adventure, a weekend by the sea in Aberdaron, staying in a tower in the city walls of Caernarfon, camping in the forest in Beddgelert, combining a city break with Chester and North Wales and many, many more!

Today it’s all about Swansea Bay and the perfect glamping weekend itinerary.

I did this exact itinerary and you can see my video below. Check out how little George is!


Friday afternoon

Arrive at Scamper Holidays to stay in a Shepherd Hut!

You can read my full blog post here about Scamper Holiday’s huts. They’re lovely and such a cosy, unique option.


Take a walk along Rhossili Bay Beach

Rhossili Bay Beach is regularly voted as one of the best beaches in Wales, the UK and, most recently, in the world according to Suitcase Magazine! So you really can’t visit this part of Wales without visiting Rhossili Bay Beach. It is home to 3 miles of gorgeous golden sand which is perfect for walking, flying a kite, sunbathing, building sandcastles, having a picnic or running about with your four-legged friend.

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Dinner at King Arthur Hotel

Head to King Arthur Hotel, a traditional country inn with delicious food, a welcoming atmosphere and great beers, for dinner. It’s relaxed and friendly and the perfect place to go after working up an appetite on the beach.


Saturday – Mumbles

If you’re staying with Scamper Holidays, make sure you upgrade and get a Breakfast Pack included. It comes with local bacon and eggs, fresh bread and other yummy things for a prefect breaky. Get your bacon cooking on your BBQ and enjoy it outside looking out to sea.

Spend your morning in the Victorian seaside village of Mumbles. Take a leisurely stroll along the Prom or browse around the quirky boutiques, surf shops, and art galleries. Don’t forget to check out the Oyster Gallery for home décor, original art work, jewellery and design led gifts. Then head to the Lovespoon Gallery to find the largest collection of lovespoon designs from Wales’ best lovespoon carvers. Grab an ice cream from Verdi’s, 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 in Mumbles overlooking the beautiful Swansea Bay.

Discover Oystermouth Castle. Sitting majestically on the hill in Mumbles, with stunning views overlooking Swansea Bay. Oystermouth Castle boasts ancient graffiti art from the 14th century and a medieval maze of deep vaults and secret staircases.

There are lots of restaurants and cafes to choose from in and around Mumbles. I always trust TripAdvisor for great recommendations.


It’s going to be tough to tear yourself away but leave your lovely Shepherd Hut early so you can have a full day exploring before heading home.

Take a coastal clifftop walk from Langland to Caswell Bay (part of the Gower Coast Path – and the all Wales Coast Path). Langland Bay beach is family friendly and offers a great range of facilities and holds both Blue Flag and Seaside Awards. Caswell Bay beach is a great spot for watching the surfers and blowing the cobwebs away. The bay has fantastic views and holds both a Blue Flag and Seaside award.

Head towards Swansea for lunch and try the Grape and Olive. Dine at the top of Wales’ tallest building with 360 degree views across the five mile sweep of Swansea Bay, towards Mumbles.

Before you leave Swansea, walk off your lunch with a leisurely stroll along Swansea Bay promenade and enjoy views across Swansea Bay.


Massive thanks to Visit Swansea Bay for arranging my trip.




Monica is the founder and editor of The Travel Hack. She began the blog in 2009 when she left the UK to travel around Asia and Australia for two years. She's now a full time blogger and has travelled around the world in search of the best holidays. Monica lives in Wales with her growing family and now also blogs about travelling with young children!


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