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Seafront café public toilets to remain open

Public toilets attached to a temporarily closed seafront venue are to remain open.


Swansea Council is to operate and maintain the toilets at the Beach and Watersports Café - commonly known as 360 - until a new leaseholder is found for the venue.

The building's lease is available due to Bay Sports, the operator who ran the site for five years, deciding to end their tenancy and to close yesterday (Wednesday, September 5).

Robert Francis-Davies, the council's cabinet member for innovation, regeneration and tourism, said: "We are pleased to keep the public toilets open while we work to secure a top quality new tenant for the Beach and Watersports Café.

"The toilets are an important amenity for the thousands of people who walk, run and cycle along our exceptional promenade.

"We're confident the Beach and Watersports Café will be let in the coming months; we've already had a huge amount of interest."

The toilets - formerly operated and maintained by Bay Sports - will, in due course, be the responsibility of the venue's new tenants.

Those who take on the lease of this Beach and Watersports Café will enjoy incredible views of a vast golden beach, dramatic blue tides and rolling green hilltops.

The lease is being advertised until September 21 by property agent EJ Hales on behalf of the council which owns the licensed café bar.

Cllr Francis-Davies said: "This is an incredible business opportunity. We're looking for tenants who can provide an exceptional public service to match the environment.

"With a vast expanse of sandy beach and Mumbles Head nearby this location has probably the best views of any commercial property in Wales. That's why we've already had a large number of expressions of interest.

"It's a brilliant location on Swansea Prom, just a few steps from the beach and opposite the famous St Helen's cricket ground. It's around a mile from the city centre on a national cycle track, the Wales Coastal Path and just off the main Mumbles Road."

The Beach and Watersports Café has  an on-site council-operated pay and display car park, inside and outside seating, a canopy area,  a public café area and private function room,  changing rooms, toilets, a kitchen, storage space and office.

Activities it is licensed to host include film, music and dance. The use of the beach for sport, physical activity and recreation is also available by licence.

Photo Swansea's Beach and Watersports Café, looking from Swansea Beach.

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