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Mumbles Pier

Mumbles Pier

Mumbles Pier

Details

Mumbles Pier opened on 10th May 1898 and, costing £10,000, was originally designed as an overflow for cargo headed to Swansea Docks. Before long the pier became a major terminal for paddle steamers unloading tourist from routes along the Bristol Channel and River Severn.

Mumbles Pier stands as a tribute to Victorian architecture, stretching 225 meters out into Mumbles Bay. It was once the only way to visit Swansea in style. The White Funnel Steamers would dock on the end unloading tourists who would then make the journey to The Mumbles via the worlds first passenger railway.

Nowadays the Pier is used as a popular fishing point or to enjoy the finest views of Mumbles Bay, The Lighthouse and Port Talbot.

The Pier still carries a fully functioning lifeboat station and one of Mumbles Piers best kept secrets is it's private beach. Offering spectacular views of The Mumbles Lighthouse the secluded stretch of sand is one of the finest in the Gower. Facing south it catches the sun nearly all day. You can explore the many rock pools, brave the cliffs or simply relax on the golden sands.

The pier is undergoing a huge refurbishment program and will be re-opening to the public in the summer of 2014.

A new RNLI boathouse and slipway is being built on the end of the pier and will accommodate the faster and bigger 25-knot Tamar class lifeboat.There have been lifeboats stationed at The Mumbles for over 175 years and during this time, more than 800 lives have been saved and many more people rescued.

When Mumbles Pier re-opens, it will also have new fishing platforms along each side of the pier head.

Baby changing facilitiesCash PointCoach parties acceptedCredit cards accepted (with charge)Currency ExchangeDisabled toiletsEducation/study areaFacilities for groupsFacilities for educational visitsGift shopOn-site cateringOn-site light refreshmentsPostboxPublic toiletsPushchairs availableRegional Tourist Board MemberTelephone (public)Welcome HostWheelchairs availableAccepts groupsFacilities for conferencingFacilities for corporate hospitality

Also at this Venue

Events at this Venue

date event
Sat 11 Nov Mumbles Farmers Market
Sat 9 Dec Mumbles Farmers Market

Address

Swansea,
SA3 4DH

Location

Directions

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Map reference: SS 617881  Lat: 51.57500 Long: -3.99700

By Train: Frequent trains run direct from London Paddington, Bristol, Cardiff, Newport, Hereford, Shrewsbury, Crewe and Manchester to the Swansea Bay area, and there are good connections from north-east, south, and south west England. Buses leave from outside the train station, which will connect you to the main Quadrant Bus Station. The station is only a 15-minute walk from the 5-mile sweep of Swansea Bay.

By Bus: Frequent bus service from Swansea central

By Car: The M4 motorway runs directly to Swansea Bay. Journey time from London is just a 3½ hour drive and 2¾ hours from Birmingham.

The Mumbles land train (Swansea Bay Rider): runs along the seafront from Blackpill to Knab Rock

Cycle Route: a dedicated cycle path runs along Swansea Bay's seafront promenade

Accessible by Public Transport: 5 miles from Swansea station

Facilities

  • Baby changing facilitiesBaby changing facilities
  • Cash PointCash Point
  • Coach parties acceptedCoach parties accepted
  • Credit cards accepted (with charge)Credit cards accepted (with charge)
  • Currency ExchangeCurrency Exchange
  • Disabled toiletsDisabled toilets
  • Education/study areaEducation/study area
  • Facilities for groupsFacilities for groups
  • Facilities for educational visitsFacilities for educational visits
  • Gift shopGift shop
  • On-site cateringOn-site catering
  • On-site light refreshmentsOn-site light refreshments
  • PostboxPostbox
  • Public toiletsPublic toilets
  • Pushchairs availablePushchairs available
  • Regional Tourist Board MemberRegional Tourist Board Member
  • Telephone (public)Telephone (public)
  • Welcome HostWelcome Host
  • Wheelchairs availableWheelchairs available
  • Accepts groupsAccepts groups
  • Facilities for conferencingFacilities for conferencing
  • Facilities for corporate hospitalityFacilities for corporate hospitality