AT first sight, it looks rather more like the Sahara than the Sandfields.
And yes, it really is Swansea.
And this is the effect of last winter's storms still being seen along Swansea's seafront, particularly in the area close to the former Slip Bridge site.
Tonnes of sand blew over the sea wall, both on to the promenade itself and even into nearby Sandfields during January and February. Council bosses said at the time they thought it likely the weather would play a big part in blowing much of it back again.
But five months on and some of it has refused to budge.
So much so that cyclists are now reporting problems peddling their way through it. And a huge flower bed on a nearby fork in the road is covered in a thick layer of sand meaning it cannot be planted until it has gone.
Cyclist Ken Saunders, from Sketty in Swansea, said: "If anything, it appears to be getting worse.
"Not only is it on the promenade itself, but also on grass verges. It just isn't going anywhere.
"It is now becoming a bit of an issue for those who use the prom a lot as it is difficult to cycle over."
The sand is also still lying in nearby streets as well as on embankments close to the 360 Watersports Centre.
A council spokesman said today a "significant amount of sand" had been removed from the pavements along the seafront since the stormy weather occurred.
He added: "Communities and roads near beaches everywhere will get sandy because of the wind and their location. But we do work hard to limit the impact by arranging for regular sweeps of the main road and prom to ensure pedestrians and cyclists can use the route."