Often overlooked by visitors, Broughton is a huge sandy beach lying north of Burry Holms on the outer edge of the Loughor estuary. It is overlooked by 2 caravan parks, one in the south accessed from Llangennith, and one in the north accessed from Llanmadoc. The beach is usually a quiet sunbathing spot with beautiful walks both in the direction of Burry Holmes and towards Whitford Point. The waters of the beach are characterised by rips and currents which get very strong during low and mid tide, so swimming is best avoided at these times. At low tide, a number of small coves become accessible at the southern end of the beach, the most famous and largest being Blue Pool.
There is a car park just outside Broughton campsite on the Lllangenith side, next to the children’s play area. It is a 20 minute drive from Parc-Le-Breos B&B. You get here by driving through Llangennith and going straight on at the mini roundabout, after about a mile of lanes you will see the car park and children’s playground. From here follow the footpath into the caravan site entrance and follow the signs. In the season there is a shop open in the campsite which you can use.
Not a good beach for water sports due to the strong rips and currents. Swimming is best avoided here.
Although not a popular spot with anglers, this can be quite a productive spot. Best results are usually obtained from the cliffs on the east of the bay, although some success can be found on the beach, which is poor at low tide, but can produce good results at high tide. Some locals fish the channels as the tide rises, but you need a guide to show you where as it is very easy to get cut off.
Broughton needs a big swell to wrap around the headland from Llangenith beach but when conditions are right the beach which faces north west produces a nice left hand point break working best from low to mid tide and offering rides of a couple of hundred metres or more - on a good day it can get really busy here. Offshore winds are south-easterly and the headland can afford some shelter from southerlies. Be careful of the strong rips present here especially around mid tide.