Welcome to our website! We have cafes located @ Langland, Caswell & Rotherslade
Check out the menus and opening times!
THE BEST BEACHSIDE CAFE @LANGLAND BAY
Langland Bay is loved by the locals for soaking up the rare welsh sun in the summer months but also by the surfing population of Wales in the winter months. Langland is one of the best surf beaches on the Gower Peninsula with several surf breaks. On magical days you may see the famous Crab Island break producing jaw dropping tubes and you can regularly catch many renowned surfers showing off their skills when the surf pumps!
Langland Surfside has a different character to Caswell Surfside. Langland is a bustling cafe full of regulars, walkers with their dogs and surfers alike, who stop in to refuel with a coffee and bacon roll in front of the log burner before carrying on with their day. It's a cosy cafe nestled amongst the pebbles with great views of the beach and surf!
A favourite with our four legged friends, Langland is a dog friendly cafe! dogs are welcome outside and inside but please keep them on their leads. Langland plays host to our annual Dog Party which is fun for both owner and pooch!
THE BEST BEACHSIDE CAFE @CASWELL BAY
Caswell Surfside Cafe is situated at the bottom of Caswell Valley with outstanding panoramic views of the long golden stretch of sand that is Caswell Bay. The bay at high tide appears to be a small cove rather than a beach but reveals its true size as the tide goes out. Caswell Bay is a hotspot for sun worshipers and surfers alike being one of the best surfing beaches on the Gower Peninsula.
The cafe sits just a few metres from the sand and has all glass windows and doors to make the most of the fantastic views, whether you sit inside or out you can enjoy a view of the gorgeous beach. Warm up after a long stroll on the beach in our cosy cafe heated by a log burner which is on all winter. Our menu is the same all year round but look out for our Winter Warmers menu and specials as advertised!
Caswell Surfside made headlines in January 2014 when it was completey wrecked by one of the savage winter storms that pounded the welsh coastline. After a significant refurbishment and modification Caswell reopened a week before Easter in April. Nigel invested in some new sea defences for the cafe which continue to protect our beloved Caswell in the rough winter swells and high tides. Our destruction at Caswell attracts many visitors from all over the world to the beach after seeing photos of our cafe on BBC News. We would like to express our gratitude to the local community and our regular customers for their invaluable support last winter and welcome them back to laze by the fire and enjoy the surf with us this winter!!
Caswell Surfside is dog friendly so feel free to bring in your dogs inside with you!
THE BEST BEACHSIDE CAFE @ROTHERSLADE BAY
Rotherslade Surfside is the newest addition to the Sufside family. Our only cafe to serve chips, chicken & sausage. Rotherslade is a popular eatery for locals who can enjoy our Surfside menu. Located on the coastal path Rotherslade boasts stunning views of both Rotherslade Bay and Langland Bay!
The cafe has a glass front facade and large outside eating area which allow you to enjoy the lovely views from anywhere you sit. In the summer months the glass doors are opened to make the most out of the sun. The contemporary decor and feature log burner provide a relaxing environment in which you can sit and watch the world go by. In the winter the cafe maintains regular opening hours which are 9:00am til 5:30pm, however in the summer we make the most of the fine evenings and stay open til 8pm. Rotherslade evenings always prove popular with families from the local area as a good value meal with stunning views!
Rotherslade does not welcome dogs inside however they are free to roam and play outside!
About Surfside Cafes
MEET NIGEL CALCUTT
I am originally from Newquay in Cornwall but have made my home and raised my family in Swansea. I first came to Swansea at the age of 18 to attend Swansea University - mainly because there was good surf here!! and loved the area. After finishing my degree I travelled around the world surfing but decided that Swansea was a great place to live - even better than Cornwall!
I bought my first cafe, Langland Surfside, from Phil and Di who are lovely people. At first, my main goal was to have a business which could be flexible so I could go surf whenever I wanted but I soon realised that I loved running a cafe! After this realisation my wife Helen and I decided to buy two more cafes at Caswell. The Caswell cafes were originally summer only places selling buckets, spadesand takeaway drinks. After a few successful summers we decided to get proper espresso machines, indoor seating and log burners to see whether the cafes could open all year round which was a huge success! so when Rotherslade cafe came on the market a few years later, we bought that one too!
We are really lucky to have such great locations for all the cafes but more than that we have lovely locals who often are in the cafes everyday! we have also been incredibly lucky to have such great staff -nearly all of whom are locals too! What a blast it has been over the years we've had some brilliant staff parties each Christmas and summer, we try to do something different each time. Anyhow, probably the greatest pleasure is seeing the kids who started work for us at 14 years old, growing onto manage cafes, travel around the world and in a couple of cases actually marry fellow surfsiders!!
A HUGE thank you to everyone who has helped us to make Surfside Cafe's so successful - both staff, suppliers and most of all our loyal customers! We hope to continue that success in the years to come!