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Swansea Bay – Gower Beach Guide Part II

Gower Beach information

Anti clockwise round the peninsula starting at Swansea Bay

Swansea Bay

Covers 5 miles of sand stretching from the Maritime Quarter to Mumbles and walking distance from the City Centre. This location offers a diverse range of activities from a gentle stroll on the beach, to rollerblading and cycling etc. on the promenade which encompasses a SSSI (Site of Special Scientific Interest) at Blackpill.

Bracelet Bay

Award-winning beach offering a range of activities for all the family. The sandy cove with pebbles and rock pools is bordered by excellent refreshment facilities, car park as well as a children’s play area. Close to coastal path to Langland. Recommended in the Marine Conservation Society (MCS) Good Beach Guide.

Limeslade Bay

A small bay surrounded by cliffs with a pebble and sandy cove. Access by steps. Excellent refreshment facilities as well as a children’s play area nearby. Close to car park at Bracelet Bay and coastal path to Langland. Recommended in the Marine Conservation Society (MCS) Good Beach Guide
Langland Bay and Rotherslade

Rothersladei s cut off from its neighbour at hightide, but is actually part of Langland, a superb stretch of sandy beach and extremely popular with sun and water-sports enthusiasts. Refreshment facilities are available at both beaches, with Langland and its landmark beach huts being particularly popular with families. Langland Bay is recommended in the Marine Conservation Society (MCS) Good Beach Guide.

Caswell Bay

An extremely attractive bay popular with water-sports lovers and ideal for families. A number of refreshment kiosks can be found right next to the beach. Recommended in the Marine Conservation Society (MCS) Good Beach Guide

Pwll Du

A large sandy secluded beach backed by a high bank of Pebbles.
Owned by National Trust
Not accessible by Car.

Three Cliffs Bay (Including Pobbles and Tor Bay)

One of the most picturesque bays in Gower. It was voted Britain’s Best Beach by the BBC Holiday Squad in 2006! A spectacular view of the Three Cliffs can be enjoyed from a view point overlooking the bay on the A4118 near the village of Penmaen. The beach can be accessed from Parkmill via a walk through the woods or from the village of Southgate via a cliff path. Please note that bathing is not recommended due to strong currents. Recommended in the MCS Good Beach Guide.

Oxwich Bay

Located in the pretty village of Oxwich, this beach is privately owned and is another of our more popular family beaches, Please note that dogs are accepted. Adjacent to Nature Reserve and sand dunes. Various watersports on offer. Recommended in the MCS Good Beach Guide

Port Eynon and Horton

These adjoining beaches are very imposing and offer fabulous stretches of golden sand and rock pools to explore at low tide. The Salt House is a nationally important historic site. Port Eynon Bay is recommended in the MCS Good Beach Guide. Its picturesque village offers numerous refreshment options for visitors and parking adjacent to beach areas for easy disabled access

Mewslade Bay

Secluded bay, covered at high tide. Close to Worm’s Head which can be reached by following the coastal path. Owned by National Trust. Recommended in the Marine Conservation Society (MCS) Good Beach Guide.
Car Park at local farm and short walk down the valley

Rhossili Bay

Hailed as the ‘British supermodel of beaches’ by ‘The Independent’ and one of the top 25 beaches in the world by ‘The Sunday Times’, this superb beach is part-owned by the National Trust. It has excellent bathing, beautiful scenery and National Trust Visitor Centre. Visitors to Rhossili can enjoy spectacular views of Worm’s Head, one of the most photographed landmarks in Wales. Recommended in the MCS Good Beach Guide. Please note that access at Rhossili is via steps, although at Llangennith, a broadwalk offers easier access to the beach.

 

Llangennith

Located on the northern end of Rhossili Bay and recognised as one of the premier surf beaches in the UK, Llangennith has acted as a nursery for rising surf stars for many years! ‘The Observer’ even listed it as the ‘best place to learn how to surf in Britain’. Facilities include a café with outside seating area and disabled access. The picturesque Llangennith village nearby has a trendy pub and surf shop

Broughton Bay

A large and picturesque sandy bay near Llanmadoc at the Western tip of Gower, partly owned by the National Trust. Please beware of strong currents when bathing

Whitford Sands

Picturesque Whitford Sands run from Llanmadoc to Whitford Point. Bathing not recommended due to strong current. The sands are managed by the National Trust.

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