The wide open landscapes of South West Wales are one of our region’s best assets. Living here, we love being able to get away from the busyness of modern life, to breathe fresh air and take in the incredible natural beauty of our coastline and countryside.
Many of our beaches (Swansea, Llangennith, Oxwich, Aberavon, Pendine, Tenby South, Newgale, Freshwater West) are so vast, that even in the height of summer you can find a space all to yourself, if you’re prepared to walk beyond the edge of the car park.
And when you’re out in the countryside, it’s easy to get off the beaten track and walk for miles without seeing another soul.
“When I moved to South West Wales, I couldn’t believe how much SKY there was! I realised that, having lived in London, I was used to seeing very small skies, squeezed between high buildings. Standing alone on Swansea beach, the vastness of the open space – sky, sea, sand – never fails to inspire me!”
So does this make South West Wales the ultimate Social Distancing Destination in the post-lockdown period, for holidaymakers who want to get away without putting themselves and others at risk? We think so. If you avoid some of the busiest hotspots and head for the hills, or the wilder parts of our coastline, you can be certain of finding blissful isolation.
And with communities across the region determined to protect themselves and their visitors, you’ll find social distancing enforced in shops, cafes, and travel hubs. Meanwhile, Transport for Wales is asking all passengers to wear face masks, maintain 2m social distancing where possible, and use hand sanitizer regularly when travelling by train or bus.
So, as Wales re-opens to visitors in mid-July, South West Wales is gearing up to welcome holidaymakers once again. Share your favourite #SocialDistancingDestinations with us, or post pictures of how your business or community is making things safe. Find us on Twitter @SWWConnected.