Swansea Bay

at 1 Thistleboon Gdns, Swansea, SA1 3LP United Kingdom

Swansea Bay
1 Thistleboon Gdns
Swansea SA1 3LP
United Kingdom
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Swansea Bay is a bay on the Bristol Channel on the southern coast of Wales. Places on the bay include Swansea and Port Talbot. The River Neath, River Tawe, River Afan, River Kenfig and Clyne River flow into the bay.Swansea Bay experience a large tidal range. The shipping ports in Swansea Bay are Swansea Docks, Port Talbot Docks and Briton Ferry wharfs.HistoryOyster fishing was once an important industry in Swansea Bay, employing 600 people at its height in the 1860s. However, overfishing, disease and pollution had all but wiped out the oyster population by 1920. In 2005 plans were announced to reintroduce the Oyster farming industry.BeachesThe bay is lined with sandy beaches. Each stretch of beach within the bay has its own individual name: Aberavon Beach Baglan Bay Jersey Marine Beach Swansea Beach Mumbles Beach

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