Swansea Bay - West Cross


Swansea Bay - West Cross
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Water Quality

Annual classification

2017 Not tested

Today's forecast

Forecasts are not available for this location.

Swansea Bay is just minutes away from the heart of the city centre. It’s also a Watersports Centre of Excellence.


Watersports and boating are popular here.

Wildlife and Walks

Lots of space for a stroll down to the Mumbles. For walking in the area, see here: https://www.visitswanseabay.com/walking-and-cycling-in-swansea-mumbles-gower/walking-in-swansea-bay/walking-routes-in-swansea-mumbles-and-gower/

What's tested here?

Water samples are not taken at this beach because it has not been designated as a bathing water and there is no voluntary sampling.
Why isn't this a designated bathing water?

High levels of bacteria in the water can indicate pollution from sewage treatment works or polluted rain water draining from the land.
Where does pollution comes from and how can you help?

Water quality can be reduced for up to 72 hours after heavy rain. Look out for temporary signs at the beach and on our website.

Annual classification

2017 Not tested

What does this mean?

At the end of every bathing season the water quality is classified as either:

Excellent — the highest classification meaning the water is cleanest

Good — generally good water quality

Sufficient — meets minimum standards

Poor — You are advised not to swim. The beach will stay open and an action plan should be in place to improve the water quality.

Today's forecast

Forecasts are not available for this location.


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Tide times

Potential hazards at this beach

Strong currents Strong currents
Tidal cut-off Tidal cut-off
Deep shelving beach Deep shelving beach
Strong winds Strong winds

Lifeguarded locations - top five safety tips

Non-lifeguarded locations For those who can’t make it to a lifeguarded beach

For more information visit rnli.org.uk.

Facilities at Swansea Bay - West Cross

Food Food Shops Shops Bins Bins



There is plenty of parking lining the bay.

Dog restrictions


Restrictions apply during the season: http://www.swansea.gov.uk/dogsonbeaches

Beach cleaning

No current information