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Fourteen in the running for Swansea seafront café

Swansea Council is analysing 14 high-quality bids to run the beach and watersports café in front of the St Helen's rugby and cricket ground.


Businesses responded positively to a council marketing campaign to find a new tenant - and their submissions are being evaluated.

The seafront venue - previously known as the 360 - temporarily closed on September 5 when operator Bay Sports decided to end their tenancy.

The toilets remain open, managed by the council. 

Robert Francis-Davies, the council's cabinet member for innovation, regeneration and tourism, said: "We are delighted by the level of interest we have had as we work to secure a top quality new tenant for this venue.

"We're confident it will be let in the coming months; we've already had a huge amount of interest." 

Those who take on the lease will enjoy incredible views of a vast golden beach, dramatic blue tides and rolling green hilltops.

The lease was formally advertised from August 14-September 21 by property agent EJ Hales on behalf of the council which owns the licensed café bar.

Cllr Francis-Davies said: "We're looking for tenants who can provide an exceptional public service to match the environment.

"With a vast expanse of sandy beach and Mumbles Head nearby this location has probably the best views of any commercial property in Wales.

"It's a brilliant location on Swansea Prom, just a few steps from the beach and opposite the famous St Helen's sports ground. It's around a mile from the city centre on a national cycle track, the Wales Coastal Path and just off the main Mumbles Road.

"I'm not surprised that we had a large number of expressions of interest." 

Activities the venue is licensed to host include film, music and dance. The use of the beach for sport, physical activity and recreation is also available by licence.


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