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Five No Cost or Low Cost Activities in Swansea

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Published September 3rd 2022
Looking at familiar places with new eyes can be great fun
French novelist, Marcel Proust once said, "The real voyage of discovery consists not in seeking new landscapes, but in having new eyes."

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.

For those with an artistic bent take advantage of the driftwood and shells washed up on the sand. I'm imagining wind chimes and wooden art decorations.

2. A designated walk around Waterloo Point, named the Loontitetermairrelehoiner Track, provides glorious water views as well as the fascinating history of the First Nations people. Starting at the end of The Esplanade, Swansea ( with plenty of street parking ) the 400 metre walk requires a low level of fitness only, though is not wheelchair friendly. Once again this is some of the best real estate on the East Coast which offers insights into much earlier times.

3. Country towns seem to be home to an abundance of creatives and Swansea is no different. Evidence of some of the artisan wares can be seen at the Artifakt Cafe and Gallery at 26 Franklin Street, Swansea and the Barebones Art Space at 18 Franklin Street. Window shopping can be extremely satisfying.

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Artifakt Gallery

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artifakt Gallery

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4. The East Coast Heritage Museum is located at 22 Franklin Street, on the corner of Noyes Street, Swansea, and is open Mondays through to Fridays from 10am till 4pm.

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.

5. Morris General Store.

Look, this place is well worth a sticky beak. Operating since 1838 this retail outlet is full to the brim with groceries, clothing, home appliances, tools, fishing accoutrements and whatever else may be required within a rural community. The variety of goods available for purchase will amaze you.

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.

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Certainly a very handy list to have. Thanks for sharing
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