(Mwmbwls in Welsh) is a small fishing village situated at the Western
end of Swansea Bay, at the entrance to The Gower Peninsula. Currently
well known as the birthplace of Catherine Zeta Jones and Ian Hislop,
Mumbles was previously a frequent haunt of Dylan Thomas and his
This little bustling village (and I say village, but
really it is much larger than the other villages in the rest of Gower)
is host to a great variety of shops, cafes, wine bars, pubs and restaurants.
Ice cream parlours are dotted along the promenade and in the main
tourist season the "Mumbles Land Train" can be seen chugging
its way along the sea front, transporting people to and from Swansea.
Popular with the young and old alike, Mumbles is never quiet. From
water sports enthusiasts, roller-bladers, cyclists and young families,
to those who prefer a more dignified quiet stroll or to simply sit
and watch as the bustle continues around them.
The busy pace of Mumbles life continues into the
night when crowds are drawn to the exclusive restaurants and the
infamous "Mumbles Mile" (a large number of pubs within
a very short walking distance).
On the hillside behind the main shopping area
of Mumbles, is Oystermouth Castle which appears to have had numerous
re-builds, on account of warfare, during its chequered life. It is
believed that the Lords of Gower once inhabited the castle.
On the Western side of Mumbles,
you will find the Pier, the famous lighthouse and two small rocky
coves of Bracelet
and Limeslade. The much larger, sandy Langland
Bay that is very popular with surfers is a further mile around
Briarfield is a character detached
4 bedroom house that sleeps up to 8 people. Set in spectacular
private gardens and close to Langland and Caswell beaches. No
smoking, no pets.
Short breaks available, email.
well equipped bungalow sleeping 3 (1 double, 1 single) in a
quiet cul-de-sac only 400 yards from the sea and a few minutes
from the heart of Mumbles. Conservatory and small garden. No
smoking or pets. 01792 892301 or 07790 529459 (evenings) or
Charming fishermans cottage with private parking & stunning sea views. WTB 4* graded. Comfortably & tastefully furnished, all mod cons. Two bedrooms, four poster bed & landscaped garden overlooking the bay. Mumbles restaurants, shops & beaches within walking distance.
Wonderfully positioned Victorian apartment on Mumbles seafront with sea views, sleeps up to 5. Fully fitted kitchen, granite worktops. Full C/H. Beautifully furnished to the highest standard. Courtyard garden. Beach, restaurants & shops all within walking distance.
Situated 200 metres from Limeslade Bay, Vanewood Court is within easy walking distance of Mumbles Head, the attractions of Mumbles Pier & all the amenities & facilities of Mumbles Village, including beaches, shops, restaurants, seaside coffee shops & ice cream parlours.
Amenities in Mumbles (for
other amenities in Gower and the local area, please click here)
Mumbles has all the services
that you would expect from a thriving town suburb. From a post
office, banks, supermarkets and grocery shops, to hardware shops,
exclusive boutiques, florists, hairdressers, gift shops, antiques,
book shops, newsagents and for those who fall in love with the
area and decide that they can't possibly leave; estate agents.
Please view the area map, to get your bearings and familiarise yourself with the roads. Below are the approximate travelling times by car to the various villages. To view their facilities, please click on the specific village page (where applicable) or view the complete directory.
mins by car
mins by car
Bishopston (and Kittle, Murton)
Penclawdd (and Blue Anchor, Cilonnen, Crofty, Llanmorlais, Welshmoor, Wernffrwd)