Langland Bay (and Rotherslade immediately to the east) is a picturesque sandy bay backed by pretty beach huts and popular with families & surfers alike. There is easy access from the promenade and car park (15 minutes drive from Parc-Le-Breos B&B) down to the beach, which is life guarded in high season. There are a number of places to eat including a beach cafe, ice cream parlour and bistro with licensed bar. The car park (pay & display) is right at the head of the beach where there are also toilet facilities and tennis courts run by the local council (ring to book). Also, above the bay, there is the Langland Bay golf club. You can walk east from here to Limeslade (2.5km) or west to Caswell (also 2.5km). Langland is thought to gets its name from “Long Land” referencing the old field strip system which was once present here.
Good beach for canoeing and windsurfing.
The beach can be a good spot for dabs, sometimes plaice further out, and bass in the surf. The headland affords deep water and sandy patches within casting distance - expect bass, mackerel, wrasse, gurnard, dogfish, some plaice out here.
One of Gower’s most famous and popular surfing beaches due to the quality and variety of waves available at different levels of the tide. It remains relatively sheltered when strong onshore west-south-west winds are blowing everything else flat - perfect in north winds.
The reef known as Crab Island provides one of the best shaped and most powerful right hand waves in the country, but this is a place for experienced surfers as the wave breaks directly onto the rocky reef. There is also a sandbar just offshore between Langland Point and Crab Island which pushes up a powerful and dangerous wave breaking in shallow water. The point affords a more gentle wave on days when the swell is large.
The reef in the middle of the bay forms lovely shaped wave but often gets crowded.