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Swansea Bay in Swansea
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Swansea Bay is an inlet of the Bristol Channel in South Wales. It is defined by the Gower Peninsula and the coastline of Port Talbot. Coastal features along the shoreline include the Mumbles Head, the mouth of the River Tawe, Swansea Marina, Swansea Docks, the estuary of the River Neath (including the dunes of the Crymlyn Burrows), River Afan, Baglan Bay, and Port Talbot Docks. Beaches along the coastline include Mumbles Beach, Swansea Beach (mud and sand), Aberavon Beach, and Margam Sands. Towns and villages along the coastline include The Mumbles, Black Pill, Swansea and Port Talbot. The east side of the bay is blighted by the chimneys of the Port Talbot steelworks. Swansea Bay is affected by the huge tidal range of the Bristol Channel, one of the largest in the world at 10m. The power of the tidal flow can be appreciated by a short walk on the Mumbles Pier.
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