Aberafan Beach is just 10 minutes drive from the apartment. It has 3 miles of sandy beach and a long ‘traffic free’ promenade making it ideal for families wanting to swim in the sea, and walk or cycle along the front. There are some great places to eat including Cafe Remos and Cinnamon Kitchen. For much more info see the Aberavon Beach website.
The Gower became the first area in the United Kingdom to be designated an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, and it’s not hard to see why. This large area (70 miles sq) located about 20 miles to the West of the Afan Forest apartment. Very popular with walkers, surfers, boasting more than twenty beaches, six castles and several natural caves.
Oakwood Theme Park
Less than an hour to the west you’ll find Oakwood Theme Park and Folly Farm a little further on. Oakwook is a family theme park with roller-coasters – including ‘Megafobia’, the highest-rated wooden coaster in Europe – and other rides for all ages and adrenalin levels. For more information take a look at the Oakwood Theme Park website.
A little further west is Folly Farm, a world-class zoo with over 90 species including the critically endangered Black Rhino. There’s a ‘petting farm’ where even the smallest children can see and touch some of the animals, making Folly Farm suitable for family outings. For more information take a look at the Folly Farm website.