Regardless of the economic downturn and weather that can be all four seasons in one day, a visit to Swansea on the East Coast can be decidedly "cheap and cheerful" as well as therapeutic.
Here's my Top Five No Cost or Low Cost Activities to keep you active, mentally and physically, in Swansea.
1. Take your choice of beaches for a long coastal walk. In the township of Swansea itself, you can commence with a walk along Jubilee Beach where you can walk out along the jetty and take in the spectacular views of Great Oyster Bay.
There is also a picnic ground, barbecue facilities and playground equipment to keep the Little People happy.
The East Coast Heritage Museum and War Memorial collects, exhibits and preserves artefacts from the Glamorgan Spring Bay Municipality for the community, visitors and for future generations. Their collection has over 3000 books, documents, photographs and objects from pins to petticoats. Exhibitions are ever-changing.
Entry is by Gold Coin donation and the building is wheelchair accessible. C'mon; you can do it.
For further information go here.
Inside the store is a room dedicated to the history behind the General Store. Entry is Free and there are old photos, marketing material and equipment for perusal.
You can even spoil yourself with an ice-cream for good behaviour.