"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 Thursday 23 March


Chance of rain 4%
Max temp. 2°C
(feels like -1°C)
Wind 2mph, gusting to 5mph.
Pressure 1013
Humidity 91%
UV Index n/a
Air Quality


Chance of rain 11%
Max temp. 7°C
(feels like 3°C)
Wind 3mph, gusting to 5mph.
Pressure 1014
Humidity 76%
UV Index
Air Quality


Chance of rain 7%
Max temp. 8°C
(feels like 5°C)
Wind 4mph, gusting to 7mph.
Pressure 1015
Humidity 72%
UV Index
Air Quality


Chance of rain 8%
Max temp. 10°C
(feels like 7°C)
Wind 4mph, gusting to 7mph.
Pressure 1016
Humidity 65%
UV Index
Air Quality


Chance of rain 3%
Max temp. 9°C
(feels like 6°C)
Wind 4mph, gusting to 8mph.
Pressure 1017
Humidity 65%
UV Index
Air Quality


Chance of rain 3%
Max temp. 7°C
(feels like 3°C)
Wind 5mph, gusting to 9mph.
Pressure 1020
Humidity 65%
UV Index n/a
Air Quality
High Tide
02:06 GMT
Low Tide
08:26 GMT
High Tide
14:48 GMT
Low Tide
21:01 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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