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30+ Campsites in Swansea

Camping Near Swansea

The Welsh county of Swansea is a great camping destination for your next getaway. There’s so much to explore from breathtaking castles with great views to stunning golden beaches where you can sit back and relax. Check out our perfect range of campsites that are a fabulous basepoint for your trip.  

Swansea camping FAQs

Can you surf in Swansea?
Yes. Numerous beaches are safe to surf and are popular destinations amongst surfers. Llangennith beach is a prime example, as are Caswell Bay and Langland. View our roundup of the best surfing beaches in the UK, including those in Wales.
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Is it safe to swim in the sea around Swansea?
Yes. Several beaches in Swansea have been awarded Blue Flag status based on their water quality and overall cleanliness. They are safe for short dips at any time of the year and are great locations for experienced outdoor swimmers. However, we always recommend checking the tide before swimming and reading information boards on the beaches.
Last Modified: 28 Apr 2023
What are the best campsites in Swansea?
With so much to do in Swansea, the city has become a tourist hotspot. View full details of our exclusive Swansea campsites by joining the Club
Last Modified: 28 Apr 2023
Are there any campsites near the beach?
View all of our beach campsites, including any in Swansea.
Last Modified: 28 Apr 2023

Things to do and see while camping in Swansea

A camping trip to Swansea offers plenty to do and see with award-winning parks, gardens, castles and beaches to explore. The coastal county never fails to impress visitors as it has something for everyone.

Here we’ve compiled a list of some great destinations and unmissable activities the Welsh county offers. 

Explore beaches in Swansea 

With plenty of sandy beaches Swansea makes a great location for a coastal break. Pack your bucket and spade, ready your kite and prepare for plenty of picture-perfect scenery.

Oxwich Bay is a popular beach with golden sand, incredible sand dunes and stunning granite cliffs. Other great beaches in Swansea include:

Parks and gardens

Swansea has an array of parks and gardens with Green Flag Awards which are ideal if you’re after a slower pace or are looking for green space for kids to roam free.

A beautiful park to visit is Clyne Gardens. Here you can take a moment to enjoy the quiet, marvel at the internationally famous collection of rhododendrons, pieris and enkianthus, and enjoy some peaceful birdwatching. 

Other noteworthy parks and gardens include:

Swansea Market

Whilst camping in Swansea, don't forget to visit the award-winning Swansea Market. It’s the largest and most historic indoor market in Wales that offers both tourists and residents a unique shopping experience.

Between Monday and Saturday, you’ll find a fantastic selection of specialist stalls offering everything from fresh, local produce and delicious food to antiques and bespoke gifts. You can even take home a souvenir as a reminder of your great trip. 


There are 13 castles and palaces scattered around Swansea. Some popular castles include: 

Galleries and museums 

Swansea is home to a good selection of museums and galleries, with many offering free admission.

The National Waterfront Museum is one of the most popular museums to visit. Here you can watch numerous shows, see exhibits, and join interactive workshops. You’ll find something for everyone whilst visiting but do make sure you pre-book any tickets in advance. 

Other great museums include the Swansea Museum, which is the oldest in Wales, and the Dylan Thomas Centre, which is now the focal point for a celebration of the world-famous poet’s life and work.

Swansea.com Stadium

For football and rugby fans, Swansea.com Stadium is a great visit during your camping trip. 

The Stadium opened in 2005 to provide a home to Swansea City AFC and Ospreys Rugby whilst giving Swansea a facility to be proud of. 

Whilst visiting, you can see all the behind-the-scenes action at the stadium with a tour that will include the players' tunnel, home dressing room, the team dug-out seats, hospitality and banqueting areas, the television studio and the Stadium club shop.

There’s so much to see and learn on your visits to the castles. Remember to book in advance and bring your camera as there are some picturesque views you must capture. 

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