Caswell Bay

Caswell Bay

In the foreground the lawns at Redcliffe with the sweeping views across the bay

Caswell Bay which has an award winning blue flag is just 5 miles from the city of Swansea and a 30 minute drive from the M4.  The incoming tide splits the bay in two giving the Redcliffe apartments an almost private beach to enjoy. Here you will find soft golden sands, waves to surf and rock pools for all ages to enjoy! It nestles betweem two headlands so is a comparatively sheltered bay.

The location is perfect for learning to surf, small easy waves for most of the year and no rocks to contend with. It is fortunate in having its very own surf school and life guards patrolling the beach during the summer months. Find out more from the BBC

The lifeguard hut can be seen to the right. Redcliffe apartments sits neatly on the edge of the bay.

Its amenities include two cafes – the “Surfside Cafe” is perched on the edge of the sands with breathtaking views over the bay and its sister cafe “Mollie and Ollie’s” so named after the owner’s children. They compliment each other so well, providing different types of meals, wonderful coffee and a huge array of ice-creams! A web camera conveniently sited on the surfside cafe giving information on tides You may be aware of the storm damage Surfside cafe has suffered,  the cafe has re – opened and is better than ever.

Alongside the cafes are two kiosks selling not just take away food and just about everything you might need or have forgotten to bring!

To the left of Caswell beach is the coastal path, easily reached by foot to Langland bay approx 40 minutes away,
Pwll Du Bay, an hours walk to the right of the bay passing Brandy cove bay along the way
An hour’s coastal walk from the right of Caswell Bay to the wild and remote bay at Pwll Du
Wild flowers in Caswell wood

Bishop’s Wood

At the rear of Caswell bay car park just down the road from Redcliffe, are wonderful woodland walks, narrow country paths that twist and turn and, depending on the time of year are filled with the most wonderful wild flowers.This area is called Bishop’s Wood Local Nature Reserve – a total of 46 acres of woodland & limestone grassland. Bishop’s Wood is considered to be a classic example of a limestone woodland, which is relatively rare in Britain with parts of the wood are classified as ancient woodland. It is possible to get to these beautiful woods by crossing the road opposite the Redcliffe entrance, walking through the woods then into the fields beyond. Fifteen minutes on, you will arrive at the top end of Bishopswood and can make your way down to the Caswell car park. Makes for an enjoyable circular walk.

Redcliffe in the distance