Destination guide

Friendly Swansea will entice you

Take a vacation to Swansea and enjoy the area's museums, festivals and art galleries. Well known for its bars, university setting and biking, this welcoming city won't disappoint. Take in top local attractions like Dylan Thomas Centre and Swansea Beach. Are you looking for specific amenities for your getaway? Many of our vacation rentals feature full kitchens and laundry facilities.


Activities and attractions in Swansea

Are you hoping to discover attractions to see during your stay? Venture out of your cozy vacation rental and experience everything that Swansea has to offer. These are some of the most popular attractions to put on your list, all within 30 miles (48.2 km) of the city center:

  • Plantasia (0.2 mi / 0.3 km)
  • LC Swansea (0.2 mi / 0.4 km)
  • Neath Golf Club (7.3 mi / 11.8 km)
  • BikePark Wales (25.2 mi / 40.6 km)
  • Cyfarthfa Park and Museum (25.4 mi / 40.9 km)
  • Pen y Fan (28.2 mi / 45.4 km)
Natural features

Exploring the natural landscape of Swansea

Whether you're an active traveler or just want to take in the scenery, Swansea is a great spot to appreciate mother nature. These are some of the area's noteworthy features, all within 30 miles (48.2 km) of the city center:

  • Swansea Beach (1.2 mi / 1.9 km)
  • LC Swansea (0.2 mi / 0.4 km)
  • Cwmdonkin Park (1.1 mi / 1.8 km)
  • Singleton Park (1.7 mi / 2.8 km)
  • Bracelet Bay Beach (4 mi / 6.5 km)
  • Caswell Bay Beach (5.3 mi / 8.6 km)
How to get there

Transportation to and around Swansea

Fly into Swansea (SWS), the closest airport, located 5.6 mi (8.9 km) from the city center. If you're unable to find a flight that fits your schedule, you can also fly into Cardiff (CWL-Cardiff Intl.), which is 30.1 mi (48.4 km) away.

If you're traveling by train, Swansea Station, Llansamlet Station and Gowerton Station are the main stations that serve the city.

Can I find a vacation rental around Swansea?

Yes, our 2019 property listings offer a large selection of 910 vacation rentals near Swansea. From 615 Houses to 11 Chalets, find a unique house rental for you to enjoy a memorable stay with your family and friends. The best places to stay near Swansea for a holiday or a weekend are on HomeAway.

What are the popular points of interest near where I can stay when traveling to Swansea?

HomeAway offers a large selection of vacation rentals near lovely places in Swansea. From HomeAway travelers, the most popular points of interest to stay for a holiday trip or just for a weekend are:

  • Three Cliffs Bay Beach: 701 vacation rentals
  • Mumbles Pier: 710 vacation rentals
  • Swansea University: 786 vacation rentals
  • Swansea Station: 796 vacation rentals
  • Oxwich Bay Beach: 643 vacation rentals

But there are many other points of interest around Swansea listed on HomeAway where you can find your place to stay. Please use our search bar to access the selection of vacation rentals available near the point of interest of your choice.

Can I rent Houses in Swansea?

Yes, of course. HomeAway has 615 Houses in Swansea. Our other popular types of vacation rentals in Swansea include:

  • Chalets: 11 rentals available
  • Cottages: 177 rentals available
  • Condos/Apartments: 72 rentals available

But you can also enjoy a great stay in one of our other vacation rentals including Bungalows and more.

Can I find a vacation rental with pool in Swansea?

Yes, you can select your preferred vacation rental with pool among our 20 vacation rentals with pool available in Swansea. Please use our search bar to access the selection of vacation rentals available.