Caswell Bay

Caswell is a popular bay- especially for families due to its easy access. There is plenty of sand to sit on, waves to surf & rockpools to explore. It is life guarded in high season, has a number of places to eat & toilet facilities.  The carpark (pay & display) is right in front of the beach.

The surf is perfect for beginners working best from mid to high tide needs quite a large swell to work.

A short walk to the West at low tide will take you round the headland to Brandy Cove. Be very careful to keep an eye on the tide. If in doubt, there is a footpath leading down to Brandy Cove from the main road.

Don't take any valuables to the beach when surfing here, as thieves have been known to target surfers vehicles left in the car park. It's also worth investing in a crook lock for your car.

The rip current tends to kick in towards high tide.

Wind Tide Topography Rideable swell size Crowds Consistency of surf Quality on a good day
North to Northeast is offshore. Works on all tides but mid to high tide is best. Sand break, great for beginners and those wanting to improve. 1ft to 4ft Can be busy at times especailly at high tide, but can usually find your own wave.

Surf Spot Characteristics


This flat, sandy beach generally has small surf all year round so perfect for learning to surf and there's easy parking at the rear of the beach.
It can get bigger in the winter months and has a fairly sheltered aspect from strong winds but it's rare to find really clean waves here. When the surf does get bigger, the beach tends to close out.


Caswell works best in N/NE winds; however at high tide it is also sheltered from westerly.


Caswell can be surfed at all tides but is often best on the push from mid to high tide. It can get busy towards high tide as as the water fills up the bay.

Access and Facilities

A coastal path links Langland Bay to Caswell Bay to the east.

Access to the beach is relatively easy and inland from the sandy beach is a recreational park. Caswell is ideal for surfing, holidays in the nearby Hotels and Chalet Park. The beach regularly receives Blue Flag status and is close to the village of Mumbles.

There is a Surf Lifeguard service at the beach from the end of May to the beginning of September.

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