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Plan your seaside staycation this bank holiday

Is there anything more quintessentially British than spending the August bank holiday by the seaside? Aberavon Seafront’s sandy stretch of beach is the perfect destination, come rain or shine.

Along the coastline of the Dramatic Heart of Wales, Aberavon Seafront has everything you need to make the most of this August bank holiday – sand, sea, surf, and (hopefully) sunshine too.

Luckily, Aberavon Seafront can be enjoyed whatever the weather. Whether you’re looking to cosy up in a café, take a dip in the blue flag-certified waters, or treat the family to a trip to the splash park, there’s something for everyone this bank holiday weekend.


A Dip in the Water

Aberavon beach is one of the longest in Wales; with a 3-mile stretch of golden sand, you will be sure to find a perfect spot to set up and feel the sand between your toes. Keep Wales Tidy has awarded Aberavon Seafront for its cleanliness, so enjoy the beautiful scenery and please leave nothing but footprints.

After a spot of sunbathing, sandcastle building and beach games, will you be tempted to take a dip into the water? Whether you prefer a gentle paddle or a deep dive swim, you can feel reassured that lifeguard patrols are on hand to keep swimmers safe.

For those that are seeking more of an adrenaline rush this August bank holiday, the eastern end of the beach has a dedicated area for surfing and kitesurfing. Check out Surf School Wales for more information.


Aberavon Seafront Promenade

If you are looking for even more to do, look no further than the promenade. Aqua Splash zone offers the ultimate free-to-use splash pad adventure for families. Be sure to check out its regular inclusive sessions tailored for children with additional needs and their families.

A choice of skateboard parks, adventure playgrounds, toddler-friendly play areas, and Pirate Cove Adventure Golf also feature along the promenade, so you can keep the kids entertained even if it isn’t quite ‘beach weather’.

If rainclouds threaten to make an appearance, never fear. You can watch the latest summer blockbusters and family classics at The Reel Cinema – a perfect contingency if you need to escape a sudden downpour. For indoor family fun, the Aberavon Leisure Centre offers a choice of swimming and play activities too, so you can plan your visit to the Seafront staying safe in the knowledge that you’ll have plenty of options come rain or shine.


Places to Eat

No trip to the beach is complete without some iconic seaside food. Find some of the best fish and chips at Franco’s, and for ice cream, Remo’s is a locals favourite. The Front and Cinnamon Kitchen are also perfect for unwinding and satisfying your hunger after a busy day, offering tastes of gourmet burgers and Indian delicacies. For those seeking something different, discover a continental fusion experience – served with delicious cocktails – at Bar Gallois.

Feeling inspired for your August Bank Holiday Plans? Find out more about Aberavon Seafront and plan your visit.

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