Gower Beaches

This is our guide to Gower Beaches. All of these Gower beaches are easily, or fairly easily, accessible. There are some small coves along the south coast between Port Eynon and Mewslade and Pwll Du and Pobbles. These are all very difficult to reach and are only used by very experienced surfers and coasts tearing groups.

Pass your mouse over the pins in the Gower Beaches maps to view the beach name. Click on the pin to read our information on that Gower beach.

The information includes the distance and driving time from Hill House and where appropriate, the Post Code of the nearest parking spot to the Gower beach.

Bracelet Bay  – SA3 4JT

Swansea Baches - Bracelet Bay

Award-winning beach offering a range of activities for all the family. Sandy cove with pebbles and rock pools. Close to the coast path to Langland.

  • 13 miles (29 minutes) from Hill House Holiday cottage
  • Pay and Display beachside car parking
  • Refreshment and public toilet facilities
  • Seasonal dog walking restrictions – 1st May to 30th September

Limeslade – SA3 4JW

Swansea Beachs - Limeslade

A small bay surrounded by cliffs with a pebble and sandy cove. Access by steps. Close to the car park and facilities at Bracelet Bay.

  • 13 miles (29 minutes) from Hill House Holiday cottage
  • Seasonal dog walking restrictions – 1st May to 30th September
  • Green Coast Award
  • Rural Coast Award

Rotherslade – SA3 4QA

Swansea Beaches - Rotherslade (Little Langland)

A small sandy beach adjacent to the much larger Langland bay. On cost path from Limeslade.

  • 12 miles from Hill House (26 minutes by car).
  • Seasonal dog walking restrictions – 1st May to 30th September
  • Refreshment and toilet facilities
  • Limited on road parking / Carpark at Langland

Langland – SA3 4SQ

Gower Beaches - Langland

Langland, with it’s landmark beach huts and wide sandy beach bay, is extremely popular with families and surfers

  • 11 miles from Hill House (26 minutes by car).
  • Seasonal dog walking restrictions – 1st May to 30th September
  • Pay & display beach side car park
  • Refreshments and toilet facilities
  • Lifeguard patrol – May to September

Caswell Bay – SA3 3BT

Swansea Beaches - Caswell Bay

A small sandy bay adjacent to the much larger Langland bay. On cost path from Limeslade.

  • 10 miles from Hill House (23 minutes by car).
  • Seasonal dog walking restrictions – 1st May to 30th September
  • Pay & display beach side car park
  • Refreshments and toilet facilities
  • Lifeguard patrol – May to September

Brandy Cove

Gower Beaches - Brandy cove

A secluded sandy cove. Only accessible via the coast foot path. Walk along clifftop coastal path taking in the stunning scenery.

  • 10 miles from Hill House (23 minutes by car).
  • Pay & display car park at Caswell
  • Refreshments and toilet facilities at Caswell
  • 15 minutes on foot from Caswell
  • Access for dogs is affected by seasonal dog walking restrictions at Caswell Bay

Pwll Du

Gower Beaches - Pwll Du bay

A large sandy secluded beach backed by a high bank of Pebbles. Accessible via the coastal path from Caswell and Southgate or via the Bishopston valley footpath from Kittle.

  • National Trust car park at Southgate – SA3 2DH
  • Pay & display car park at Caswell
  • Refreshments and toilet facilities at Caswell
  • 30 minutes walk from Southgate or Caswell
  • Access for dogs is affected by seasonal dog walking restrictions at Caswell Bay

Pobbles Beach

Gower Beaches - Pobbles

A popular small sandy cove accessible via cost path and footpaths/bridal ways from Pennard. Also accessible from Three Cliffs bay at low water

  • 7 miles from Hill House to Southgate (18 minutes)
  • National Trust car park at Southgate – SA3 2DH
  • Some refreshments facilities at Southgate
  • 15 minutes walk from Southgate via cost path

Three Cliffs Bay

Gower Beaches - Three Cliffs Bay Gower

One of the most picturesque bays in Gower. Voted Britain’s Best Beach by the BBC Holiday Squad in 2006. Runner-up in ITV’s Britain’s favorite View.

  • 5 miles to Parkmill from Hill House (12 minutes)
  • Car parking and refreshments at Parkmill SA3 2EH
  • Lifeguard patrol – July to September
  • Lifeguard patrol on weekends from Easter to the end of June
  • Beware – Strong currents – only swim with lifeguard patrol
  • Also accessible from Pobbles and Tor Bay.

Tor Bay

Gower Beaches - Tor Bay Gower

A small sheltered sandy bay accessible via the coast path. Also accessible from Three Cliffs bay and Crawley Woods at low tide,

  • 4 miles to Penmaenl from Hill House (10 minutes)
  • Limited off-road parking at Penmaen – SA3 2DH
  • Access via footpath and coast path from Penmaen o Nicolstone.

Crawley Woods Beach

Gower Beaches - Nicholastone Burrows Crawley Woods

This beach is sometimes known as Nicholastone Burrows.

Wide sandy beach, backed by sand dunes, accessible by coast path from Nicholstone. Also accessible from Tor Bay and Oxwich at low tide.

  • 3.5 miles to Nicholstone from Hill House (9 minutes)
  • Limited off-road parking at Nicholstone – SA3 2HL
  • Accessible via Nicholstone burrows footpath.

Oxwich Beach – SA3 1LS

Gower Beaches - Oxwich

Wide sandy beach popular spot for swimming and water sports including diving, sailing, water skiing, and windsurfing.

  • 7 miles from Hill House (15 minutes)
  • Privately owned beachside car park – Daily ticket
  • Beachside refreshments and toilet facilities
  • Facilities for launching boats and jet skies.
  • Dogs allowed on the beach all year

Slade

Gower Beaches - The Sands Slade

Small secluded sandy cove. Only accessible by footpath from Slade or coast path from Oxwich or Horton.

  • 8 miles from Hill House (20 minutes)
  • Limited off-road parking at Slade – SA3 1NA
  • A 10-minute walk from Slade
  • Difficult descent onto the beach over rough terrain
  • Dogs allowed on the beach all year

Horton Beach

Gower Beaches - Horton

Spacious and safe for family fun.

  • 8 miles from Hill House (14 minutes)
  • Pay & display beachside car park
  • Refreshments and toilet facilities
  • Lifeguard patrol – May to September
  • Dogs allowed on the beach to the east of the coastguard station

Port Eynon Beach

Gower Beaches - Port Eynon Gower

Safe and sandy with rock pools to explore at low tide. Voted Britain’s best beach in 2011.

  • 8 miles from Hill House (14 minutes)
  • Pay & display beachside car park
  • Refreshments and toilet facilities
  • Lifeguard patrol – May to September
  • Dogs allowed on the beach to the west of the coastguard station

Mewslade

Gower Beaches - Mewslade

Remote secluded cove not accessible at high tide.

  • Car park in a field at Pitton – SA3 1PH
  • A 20-minute walk along valley footpath
  • Difficult descent onto the beach over rough terrain
  • Dogs allowed on the beach all year
  • Also accessible via coast footpath

Fall Bay

Gower Beaches - Fall Bay

Superb remote secluded cove not accessible at high tide.

  • National Trust car park at Rhossili – SA3 1PP
  • A 20-minute walk along footpaths and bridal way
  • Very difficult descent onto the beach over rough terrain
  • Dogs allowed on the beach all year
  • Also accessible via coast footpath

Rhossili – SA3 1PP

Gower Beaches - Worms Head Rhossili Bay

This beach is a the southern en of the three mile long Rhossili bay. It is consistently voted as Britain’s Best Beach & it’s Europe’s top three. Popular with day-trippers walking along the headland to view Worms Head.

  • 10 miles from Hill house (22 minutes by car)
  • National Trust car park overlooking Worms Head
  • Footpath defending onto beach via several flights of steps
  • Dogs allowed on the beach all year
  • Hang gliding and parascending from Rhossilli down

Llangennith Beach- SA3 1JD

Gower Beaches - Llangennith

The northern end of Rhossili Bay is known as Llangennith beach. The bay is more easily accessible here than from Rhossili. It is very popular with families and surfers. It is the location for several surf schools.

  • 6 miles from Hill house (14 minutes by car)
  • Car park at Hillend Campsite – Daily ticket.
  • Refreshments and toilet facilities
  • Dogs allowed on the beach all year
  • Boardwalk from carpark through sandiness onto the beach

Blue Pool

Gower Beaches - Blue Pool

A remote cove that is covered at high tide. It gets its name from a natural plunge pool formation in the rocks that is filled at high tide. Access via coast path from Llangenneth or Broughton Bay.

  • 6 miles from Hill house (14 minutes by car)
  • Car parking at Broughton Bay caravan park (Daily ticket) – SA3 iJP
  • Access via cost path or from Broughton bay at low water
  • Dogs allowed on the beach all year

Broughton Bay

Gower Beaches - Broughton Bay

A large, remote, and picturesque sandy bay at the Western tip of the Gower peninsula.

  • 5 miles from Hill House (14 minutes)
  • Car parking at Llanmadoc caravan park (Daily ticket) – SA3 1DE
  • Also accessible from Broughton Caravan Park
  • Beware of strong currents when bathing.
  • Dogs allowed on the beach all year

Whitford Sands

Gower Beaches - Whitford Sands

Wild expanse of sand and dunes with a nature reserve in pine woods.

  • 5 miles from Hill House (14 minutes)
  • Car park in a field at Cwm Ivy – SA3 1DB
  • Also accessible from Broughton Bay
  • Beware of strong currents when bathing.
  • Dogs allowed on the beach all year

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