One of the quickest (and healthiest) ways to get there is to cycle The Celtic Trail along Aberavon Seafront, through Jersey Marine and the new Bay Campus of Swansea University. From there, the city of Swansea unfolds and beyond that is breath-taking coastline and countryside.
There are no less than 25 beaches on the Gower Peninsula, ranging from vast bays of golden sands, to secluded coves secreted amongst the limestone cliffs. Blue Flag Award-winning Bracelet Bay Beach, just around Mumbles’ head, is a little over 30-minute drive away. And in around 45 minutes, you can be catching the surf at Llangennith.