Limeslade is a particularly small, stony cove, that completely disappears at high tide. Found by traveling around the headland of Mumbles and past Bracelet Bay, the access to this quiet bay is from the roadside opposite Forte's cafe and down a number of steps.
What the bay lacks for in sand, however, it certainly makes up for in fascinating geology - which has a character distinct from that of its sister cove, Bracelet Bay, despite lying but a few minutes walk from it.
At the base of the cliff supporting the steps, is an old iron ore mine that is believed to have been worked as far back as Roman times. The mine was closed in 1890 and has now been sealed behind a wall of cemented limestone blocks.