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|Gower Peninsula - Gower Beaches|
Sheltered beneath limestone cliffs and pine clad slopes, Caswell Bay is one of Gower's most picturesque beaches. Just a few minutes drive from Swansea, with ample car parking facilities, public toilets and numerous seaside shops and cafes, Caswell is also one of the most popular and family orientated beaches on the peninsula.
Caswell takes its name from the stream that meanders down Caswell valley and out and along the beach to the sea. The stream travels underground for some distance, giving rise to curious bubbling pools along certain stretches of the bay.
At low tide, the eastern side of Caswell Bay is by far the more interesting aspect of the beach to explore - with a shallow cave and some of Gower's more spectacular geology to investigate. It is also along this stretch where starfish can sometimes be found in abundance amongst the many rock pools which form here. An eye should be kept on the incoming tide, howeve, as this part of the bay is cut off during certain tidal conditions.
The larger parts of Caswell Bay - the middle and western sections of the beach - offer good batheing conditions and excellent flat sands for relaxing in the sun or for children to play and build sand castles.
Further attractions, leading from the bay, include a fine cliff walk eastwards towards Langland and Mumbles, a rougher track that spreads westwards to Brandy Cove, Pwlldu Bay and beyond and walks through the well maintained Bishop's Wood. For those with an interest in history, Red(ley) Cliff, on the western end of Caswell Bay , has the remains of an Iron Age earthwork at its summit.
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