Aberavon Beach

Aberavon beach has 3 miles of sandy beach and the seafront has two miles of flat promenade making it very popular with cyclists and walkers alike.

The promenade is part of the “Sustrans” Route 4 which is a long distance route between London and Fishguard. The route is traffic free along the promenade and offers excellent views across Swansea bay.

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The wide sandy beach has views across Swansea Bay to Mumbles.  The beach has plenty of room for everyone to have fun safely, without getting in anyone’s way. It is very popular with surfers, jet skiers, windsurfers and kite surfers. It is also safe for swimming, kayaking and boating. 


The east end of the beach is where the River Afan flows out to the sea. This river is still used for access to the old dock area where the old lock gates are still in use. If you walk east along the promenade you can follow the river path where you will see lots of fishing boats moored.

Aberavon Beach is a “Dog Control Area” with restrictions being placed on dog owners from the 1st May through to the 30th September. Details can be found here:- http://www.npt.gov.uk/default.aspx?page=6050

Aberavon Seafront is fast becoming the destination for a great family day out. Even in the cold…On a hot day the safe sandy beach is a haven for hundreds of people enjoying either swimming in the sea or the aqua splash play pool, which is conveniently located on the promenade and is a great draw for the kids.

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 Each year a very successful and hugely popular beach festival takes centre stage at the seafront.  

 Whilst Just across the road from the beach is the Reel Cinema and the new Aberavon Sports and Leisure facility which replaced the old Afan Lido complex destroyed by fire in late 2009.

There are plenty of places to stay in the vicinity of the beach. The Aberavon Beach Hotel being the nearest, situated right on the see front. A little further away you have Blanco’s Hotel which is only a short drive away.

 There are also a few places along the sea front;-

Live shipping for Swansea Bay