Mumbles is a pretty funny name for a headland on the southern coast of Wales. But according to local folklore, Mumbles Head was originally named by a group of French sailors: derived from the French ‘mamelles’, meaning ‘breasts’, the name Mumbles is said to describe the two breast-like islands jutting off the headland.
On the second of these two islands stands Mumbles Lighthouse, a historic lighthouse dating back to 1794. For two hundred years, the Mumbles Lighthouse has guided vessels along the Welsh coast into Swansea Bay, avoiding the treacherous sands of Mixon Shoal. At 17 metres tall, the Lighthouse can be seen clearly from any point along the Bay’s five-mile sweep. No wonder it’s one of the most photographed landmarks in the area.
This design shows Mumbles Lighthouse standing majestically over the waves, with a thin line of Welsh coast visible on the horizon – the perfect gift for pharologists and Swansea Jacks alike!