GPS Cycle and Walking Routes

Mumbles Circular

3 miles (5.5 km)

This circular walk takes you around the Mumbles headland on the western edge ofSwansea Bay, just south of Swansea. It starts by the bus station and information centre near Oystermouth Castle. It's well worth exploring the ruins of the 12 century Norman Castle before starting the coastal walk. There are lovely views over the bay from the castle grounds.
You head along the coast to Mumbles Head where there is a lifeboat station and a nice long pier to stroll out on. From here there are great views out to Mumbles Head and the lighthouse.
You continue along the coast, passing Bracelet Bay and Limeslade Bay before heading to the lovely Langland Bay. There's a nice beach here and great views down the Gower coast.
If you'd like to extend your walk you could continue along the Gower coast on our Mumbles to Langland and Caswell Bay Walk where you'll visit a lovely beach popular with tourists and surgers. Just beyond Caswell Bay there's the delightful Bishopston Valley and the beautiful secluded beach at Pwll Du Bay.


SA3 4BA - Please note: Postcode may be approximate for some rural locations

Mumbles Circular OS Map - Mobile GPS OS Map with Location tracking

Mumbles Circular Open Street Map - Mobile GPS Map with Location tracking


There's lots of good options for refreshments after your walk in the Mumbles area. The Pilot is a popular option having been voted Swansea CAMRA Pub of the Year 2018. Located on the seafront you can enjoy fine views over the bay while enjoying your lunch. You can find at 726 Mumbles Road, SA3 4EL.
The Bishopston Valley Hotel is located just to the west of the Mumbles in the lovely Bishopston Valley. The friendly pub welcome walkers, families, and dogs. There's adedicated restaurant area that seats up to 40 people. with a lite bite menu, grill menu and daily specials. You can relax outside in the nice beer garden during the warmer months too. You can find the hotel at41 Bishopston Rd, with a postcode of SA3 3EJ for your sat navs.
At the western end of the beach promenade at Langland Bay, is a wonderful brasserie, which opened in the summer of 2007. The glass-fronted restaurant, cafe and bar includes a terrace and serves modern dishes, many with local seafood.

Further Information and Other Local Ideas

The Swansea Bike Path starts at Mumbles Head. The shared cycling and walking route runs along a surfaced path to Swansea, with splendid views of Swansea Bay and its beaches.


The Mumbles from Oystermouth Castle

Looking southeast from the ramparts of Oystermouth Castle, overlooking The Mumbles

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The busy coastal road is limited in alignment by Swansea Bay and by Mumbles Hill. Formal gardens lie between the road and coastal path.

Mumbles Pier walkway

Mumbles Pier walkway

Breathing at Sea Sculpture, Mumbles, Swansea

Breathing at Sea by Hideo Furuta, 2000, in Southend Park

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Mumbles Lighthouse

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Mumbles Pier. A view down the one-way private road towards the 'end-of-the-line' Mumbles Pier and associated amusements. Port Talbot is discernible across Swansea Bay.

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Mumbles Head Islet, fortifications and lighthouse on the islet at the end of Mumbles Head, guarding the entrance into Swansea Bay.

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The islets of Middle Head and Mumbles Head seen from above Bracelet Bay.


GPS Files

GPX File

Mumbles Circular.gpx (On Desktop:Right Click>Save As. On Ipad/Iphone:Click and hold>Download Linked File)

Memory Map Route

Mumbles Circular.mmo (On Desktop:Right Click>Save As. On Ipad/Iphone:Click and hold >Download Linked File)