Experience the thrill of living by the beach, amidst Swansea’s glorious scenery and lively social scene
Swansea is Wales’ Waterfront City, a bustling hub of shops, restaurants and entertainment across a stretch of Swansea Bay. Live here and you’ll be able to step outside onto golden sandy beaches, ideal for relaxing, sunbathing, or, if you’re feeling energetic, swimming and windsurfing.
Wander the friendly streets and you’ll find a myriad of shops selling everything from designer fashion to local delicacies such as Welsh cakes and cockles. Stop at Nucleus for laid back surf gear or Attica for quirky home wares and upcycled treasures to decorate your room. When you feel like a spot of culture, the brand new Dylan Thomas Centre is close by, celebrating all things Welsh from poetry to local art.
Food wise, the choice of great restaurants is wide and varied. Savour good old British fish and chips on the seafront or go with the crowds to the Uplands Diner to try their famous Mega Beast breakfast (if you dare!). All over town, there are hidden gems like Mosaic with its laid back atmosphere and amazing coffee by day or excellent tapas by night.
As well as cool shops and eateries, Swansea city is known for its buzzing nightlife. When you’re looking for a fun night out, dance till your feet ache at the kitschy Popworld, a student favourite.
When the great outdoors calls, the beautiful Gower Peninsula is close by with its wild moors, limestone cliffs and picturesque village of Mumbles. Go horse riding on the beach, try paragliding or grab a book and simply relax among the heather, taking in the sea views.