Begin your day in Blackpill where you will find plenty of car parking spaces in the Clyne Valley Car Park. Simply follow the footpath, which runs parallel to the beach, towards the mumbles, keeping the sea on your left. There are designated areas for cyclists and walkers so be careful which side of the footpath you are using. The path is fully tarmarked, easy for cyclists and buggies.
First stop for your tummy is Ripples Ice Cream Parlour. Situated next to the footpath itself, Ripples boasts one of the best ways to enjoy a fantastic view over the entire bay, whether eating ice cream in summer, or drinking hot chocolate in winter.
Next comes the pais de resistance of the ice cream world. The renowned, extremely popular, Joes ice cream Parlour. Joes do have different flavours, but it's the original vanilla ice cream that you want to go for, as there's not another ice cream quite so rich and tasty. Joes is located on Mumbles Road, next to the post office. There is plenty of space inside, making it the perfect option for a chilly or wet winters day.
The new kid on the block, but by no means the least popular, Verdi's can be located further along the promenade. Italian ice cream at its best, with a mouth-watering array of flavours to choose from. Verdis has a fantastic view, a large indoor and outdoor seating area, and a wide range of snacks, pastries and refreshments. The sundaes are incredible, and with the most exciting ice cream and sorbed options, Verdis is hard to beat.
If you haven't had your fill of ice cream, then continue to walk around the headland, past the lighthouse, until you reach Bracelet Bay. Castellamare is primarily a restaurant, but they do serve a mean coffee and some great ice cream sundaes, which can be enjoyed over a truly spectacular view of the bay and lighthouse.
Last but not least is Fortes Ice Cream Parlour, found on the corner of mumbles Road before the cliff walks. The oldest and most interesting Ice cream parlour in Swansea. The walls are adorned with pictures of the Mumbles from years gone by, when the tram used to run people up and down a somewhat quieter coastline. Fortes is cosey and quaint, and they do super tasty teacakes.