Most visitors flock on flights to Swansea during the summer months of June, July and August to enjoy the seaside city when temperatures are promised to be at their highest. However, with the British summer renowned for being temperamental, visitors who are planning on booking a holiday to the city for its beautiful beach should not be deterred from opting for late spring or early autumn when footfall will be lower, the weather still pleasant and the likelihood of benefiting from cheap flights to Swansea are high. If the weather does let you down, don’t forget you can enjoy Swansea’s various museums, galleries and shops the whole year round, and with fantastic indoor activities such as swimming pools and go-karting you’ll be able to find something fun to do even on a rainy day.
Christmas is another great time to book flights to Swansea as there are so many festive activities going on throughout the city such as the Waterfront Winterland, Christmas Markets and the Christmas Parade.
Situated on the South Wales coastline, Swansea is a city known for its beautiful cliffs and bays that are popular haunts of surfers and swimmers. Spanning 5 miles (8km), the coastline offers visitors a chance to escape the hustle and bustle of the city centre in picturesque surroundings. With a sweeping promenade and various family-friendly activities – such as maritime museums, a Victorian pier, paddling pools and play areas – Swansea beach is a firm favourite with locals and tourists alike who book up flights to Swansea during the summer months. To discover the city’s vibrant past why not head to the Swansea Museum which has artefacts that date back all the way to the Egyptian Mummy! Or opt for a more hands-on experience of the city’s history by taking a trip to Oystermouth Castle – one of Wales’ 500-odd castles. As well as offering visitors an enthralling look back to the 12th century, this castle also boasts stunning views over the bay so make sure you don’t forget your camera! No trip could be complete without enjoying the city centre itself; complete with designer shops as well as local boutiques, art galleries, pubs, bars and restaurants. Right at the heart of the city you’ll find the largest indoor market in Wales which is definitely worth a visit to sample or buy traditional Welsh foods such as laverbread (a seaweed-based superfood), speciality cheeses and Welsh cakes (cakes filled with raisins and sultanas).
Since Swansea is quite a small city, getting around the centre itself is easily done on foot. For day trips to any of the numerous beaches, however, you may need to consider taking a bus or a taxi – there are frequent bus services to the Gower Peninsula as well as several taxi ranks located in the city centre.
Flights to Swansea are served by Swansea Airport (SWS) is suitable only for small aircrafts and is accessible via car or taxi, so be sure to plan ahead of journey. If you are flying to Cardiff you can easily find a transfer that can take you to your onward destination. With numerous options available from the local area you’re sure to find a taxi or minibus that will pick you up and drop you off as required.