"Sittin' on the dock of the bay"

Swansea Bay - Slip Beach

The Bay is wide and sweeping, measuring some 9 kilometres in length, from Mumbles Head in the west, to the River Tawe in the east. The beach faces south east towards the Bristol Channel and is backed by the urban area of Swansea. The beach slopes gently and comprises of sand, pebble and mud flats. At low tide the waters are shallow and a long distance from the shore front.

Beach type: Sand/Mud

Nearest town: Swansea

Local authority: Swansea Council

OS Grid Reference: SS644920


Marine Conservation Society Recommended

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Things to see and do near Swansea Bay - Slip Beach

  • Egypt Centre (1m)
  • LC Waterpark (1m)
  • Singleton Park (1m)
  • National Waterfront Museum (1m)
  • Abbey Woollen Mill (1m)
  • Mission Gallery (1m)
  • Taliesin Arts Centre (1m)
  • Tenpin Swansea (1m)
  • Plantasia (1m)
  • Blackpill Lido (2m)
  • Skidz Karting (2m)
  • Singleton Park and Botanical Gardens (3m)
  • Oystermouth Castle (3m)
  • Gower Coast Adventures (3m)
  • Playzone Indoor Soft Play Centre (4m)

Tourist Information

Tourist Information Centre
Plymouth Street

Phone 01792 468 321
Email tourism@swansea.gov.uk

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Weather and Tides

Forecast for Friday 20 October


Chance of rain 11%
Max temp. 11°C
(feels like 8°C)
Wind 4mph, gusting to 9mph.
Pressure 1003
Humidity 89%
UV Index n/a
Air Quality


Chance of rain 1%
Max temp. 12°C
(feels like 9°C)
Wind 3mph, gusting to 6mph.
Pressure 1007
Humidity 73%
UV Index
Air Quality


Chance of rain 1%
Max temp. 13°C
(feels like 11°C)
Wind 4mph, gusting to 6mph.
Pressure 1007
Humidity 58%
UV Index
Air Quality


Chance of rain 13%
Max temp. 14°C
(feels like 11°C)
Wind 4mph, gusting to 6mph.
Pressure 1006
Humidity 70%
UV Index
Air Quality


Chance of rain 89%
Max temp. 14°C
(feels like 10°C)
Wind 5mph, gusting to 9mph.
Pressure 1002
Humidity 84%
UV Index n/a
Air Quality


Chance of rain 80%
Max temp. 15°C
(feels like 12°C)
Wind 5mph, gusting to 8mph.
Pressure 1000
Humidity 90%
UV Index n/a
Air Quality
Low Tide
01:15 BST
(00:15 GMT)
High Tide
07:27 BST
(06:27 GMT)
Low Tide
13:26 BST
(12:26 GMT)
High Tide
19:42 BST
(18:42 GMT)

Important! Tide times are for the nearest measurement point and may not be accurate for this location. You should not rely on these times for anything other than a broad indication of when the tide will be at its highest or lowest.

In particular, these tide times are not suitable for navigational use. Accurate tide forecasts require complex calculations and detailed local information. If you intend to engage in any activity for which tidal information is important for safety reasons (including sailing, powerboating, diving, and surfing) then you should obtain professional data.

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Part of the extensive sand and mud flats that make up Swansea Bay.

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