Caswell Bay

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Caswell Bay

Caswell Bay

  • Car park – Yes (200m)
  • Boat Launching – No
  • Public Transport – Yes (400m)
  • Wheelchair access – No
  • Toilets – Yes (200m)
  • Shops/refreshments – Yes
  • Lifeguard (May-Sept) – No
  • Dogs – Seasonal Ban (April-Sept)
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What’s it like?

A very picturesque bay with a huge expanse of sand at low tide. Caswell is especially popular with families due to its easy access (15 minute drive from Parc-Le-Breos - pay and display car park at the head of the beach) and good amenities. There is always plenty to explore at Caswell, with great rock pooling, plenty of sand, and safe bathing and surfing. Behind the beach car park is Bishops Wood, a 46 acre nature reserve to explore. You can follow the costal path east from here to Langland, or west to Brandy Cove and Pwll Du.


A great bay for water sports. Sheltered and safe for bathing and canoeing.


Fish off the beach at low tide, or for even better fishing - off the rocks into the deeper water on the rising tide. Expect mackerel, pollack, plaice, dabs, gurnards, cod and more. When mackerel are shoaling don’t miss spinning from the beach. On the rising tides, two hooks fished on the bottom with lugworm will find the dabs and plaice.


Caswell is a fairly exposed beach break with consistent surf throughout the winter. The break is offshore when the winds come from the northeast. The ideal swell direction is from the southwest. The beach is best around mid tide when the waves break right and left, high tide dumps hard onto the shingle at the top of the beach, while at low tide waves often dump across the entire length of the beach. Sometimes the reefs at ether side of the bay can hold some decent surf at low tide. You usually find the best surf at the slightly more sheltered Redcliff (west) side of the bay. It is a great spot for beginners with a surf school operating from here. The only minus point is that it can get quite crowded on a good day.

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Surf Forecast

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