Caswell Bay

I seem to be among the minority, but I really don’t like Caswell Bay. It embodies everything I dislike about tourism – chip shops, tacky souvenirs and a cafe. (OK, a cafe isn’t so bad!). Then when you walk past the stench of stale chips (yes, it stunk at 5:15am this morning!) and onto the beach, you are overlooked by hotels or chalets. However, it seems a lot of people do like Caswell Bay and I’m often asked for photos of it so I got out of bed at 4:20am ventured down there this morning. The tide was quite a way out which enabled me to discover you can walk around the corner a bit and be out of sight of the chip shop, cafe and hotels. After taking several photos looking towards Pwlldu Head and dodging waves, I started to think Caswell Bay wasn’t all that bad but then I had to walk past the stale chip shop stench again…

Caswell Bay before sunrise (Canon EOS 5D Mark II)

Caswell Bay before sunrise (Canon EOS 5D Mark II)

Caswell Bay just as the sun rose (Canon EOS 5D Mark II)

Caswell Bay just as the sun rose (Canon EOS 5D Mark II)

Caswell Bay just after sunrise (Canon EOS 5D Mark II)

Caswell Bay just after sunrise (Canon EOS 5D Mark II)

One comment

  1. 'Er says

    Different people obviously like very different things! The water in the last photo looks rather eerie and suspicious – quite atmospheric!

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