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Outdoor activities

Swansea has a perfect combination of beaches, cliffs and countryside making it ideal for a huge variety of activities.

Whether you fancy making the most of the scenery on foot or horseback, getting out on the water for a spot of sailing or surfing, or are seeking thrills from sports such as kite surfing or rock climbing you'll find plenty to entertain you in Swansea and Gower.

For a more relaxing time head for a round on the golf course or cast a line in one of the rivers or bays. It doesn't matter whether you're experienced or just starting out, you'll find that all levels are catered for, so do something different for a change!

Please note that inclusion on the City and County of Swansea's web pages or database does not mean that the activity provider is endorsed by the City and County of Swansea, we provide information only.


Walkers are spoilt for choice in Swansea and Gower. There is everything from level promenades and parkland for an easy stroll to more strenuous hikes over beaches, moorland and through ancient woods.


There are a number of bowling greens in Swansea, with the opportunity to play both indoors and outdoors.


Get on your bike with great cycling routes in Swansea, part of the National Cycle Network (routes 4 and 43) and the Celtic Trail West.


Coarse fishing lakes, ponds and clubs in Swansea.


Have a go at geocaching around Swansea and Gower and see what you can find!

Golf Courses and Crazy Golf

Swansea has a range of golf courses suitable for all abilities including parkland, moorland, driving ranges, pitch and putt and crazy golf.

Multi Use Games Areas

There are several Multi Use Games Areas (MUGAs) in Swansea.


Swansea and Gower are fantastic areas in which to practice orienteering.

Skateboarding, BMX and Blading

There are some great skate parks in Swansea where you can show off and improve your skating and BMX skills.


Pick up a racquet and enjoy a game of tennis in Swansea.


Swansea Bay and the Gower Peninsula experience the second greatest tidal range in the world which makes them perfect for watersports including surfing, sailing and kitesurfing.

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