Beaches of the Gower Peninsula

Every possible type of beach awaits the Gower visitor. From east to west each beach boasts individual character from the  crescent of Swansea bay beach (a Watersports Centre of Excellence) ideal for kite surfing, kayaking, sailing and many other beach sports.

 

Then around Mumbles head to rocky Bracelet bay. Then following the coastal path past Langland Bay and Caswell Bay both popular with families and surfers, where a wood burning stove heats the beach side dog-friendly cafes.  Photogenic Three Cliffs Bay is one of the world’s most snapped beaches.

 

Pwll Du a pretty pebbled cove accessible only by path leads to Oxwich bay a broad sandy beach then around to Rhossili and Llangennith where dunes and surf are in abundance and pander to walkers and surfers alike.

 

Swansea Bay

Swansea Bay

 

Grape and Olive sky line restaurant (01792 462617), 360 Beachside café (01792 655744), canoeing, kayaking, and surf hire. Blackpill Lido. The Junction café (01792 406000), Ripples café (01792 405201), The Woodman pub & restaurant (01792 402700), parking and toilets. This huge expanse of sand runs from Swansea Marina all the way to Mumbles Head.


The bay is lined a with popular promenade which is excellent for walking and cycling. There are lots of stops for refreshments along the way. The Junction café (01792 406000), Ripples café (01792 405201), The Woodman pub & restaurant (01792 402700), parking and toilets.

 

Bracelet Bay

Bracelet bay Gower

 

Bracelet Bay: is a mixture of rock pools and sand and is flanked on one side by Mumbles Lighthouse and on the other by one of our favourite restaurants ‘Castellamare’ which is an Italian restaurant with a restaurant and separate café bar.

 

The restaurant boasts stunning sea views. Home from Home have a webcam positioned at the restaurant which can be viewed by visiting www.homefromhome.com/webcams - There is plenty of parking on offer and public toilets.

 

Fortes ice-cream bar (01792 368863), parking, Castellamare restaurant (01792 369408). Parking and toilets.

 

Limeslade Bay

Limeslade Bay

 

A similar bay to Bracelet Bay at the start of the Mumbles to Langland Coastal Path.
Fortes ice-cream bar and café (01792 368863).

 

Rotherslade Bay

Rotherslade Beach

 

A sandy beach which at low tide joins with Langland Bay. The Surfside café (01792
369455) serves light meals and refreshments, toilets.

 

Langland Bay

Langland Bay Beach

 

Due to its location close to Mumbles and Swansea it is very popular with locals and holiday visitors. Langland is famous for it Victorian style beach huts which have recently been restored.

 

There are lots of activities including tennis courts, surf hire and the recently crowned ‘best golf course in Wales’ Langland Golf Club. Langland’s Brasserie (01792 363699), Surfside café (01792 367797), parking and toilets.

 

Caswell bayCaswell Bay

Beachside café (01792 368368), Watersports including surf school, lifeguard. Shops, parking and toilets.

 

Brandy Cove

Brandy Cove

 

Cliff path access, a secluded baylocated between Caswell and Pwll Du

 

Pwll Du

Beautiful pebble and sand covered bay, accessed via the coastal path or from Bishopston or Eastcliff.

 

Pobbles Bay

There is quite a long walk from Southgate to get to Pobbles but the walk is well worth
the effort.

 

A quiet sandy expanse awaits you, usually only used by locals in the know. Located behind the famous ‘Three Cliffs Bay’. Cracking views can be experienced on the way down to the beach.

 

Three Cliffs Bay

Three Cliffs Bay Gower

 

Featured on ITV’s ‘Britain’s Best View’ this is one of the most photographed areas of Gower. The views are terrific whether you are on the beach itself or viewing from the coastal path above.

 

Park in Pennard and walk across the footpath on Pennard Golf Club to the castle for the best views. Alternatively you can park in Parkmill at the Shepherds shop and café, and then walk through the bottom of the valley. Perched above the valley is Pennard Castle which offers some great photographic opportunities.

 

Tor Bay and Crawley Woods

Tor Bay and Crawley Woods

 

Almost the same sandy beach which is separated by an outcrop. Once
again walking the cliff path provides stunning panoramic views out to sea.

 

 

Small sandy beach, year round dog friendly.

 

Oxwich Bay

Oxwich Bay

Located close to central Gower and is appeals to all age groups. There is a large car
park next to the beach making it easily accessible. Beachside Hotel and pub (The Oxwich, 01792
390329), beachfront Restaurant (Coalhouse, 01792 390965), Watersports, car park, seasonal shops.

 

Horton and Port Eynon

Horton and Port Eynon

 

Great for water sports including, diving, sailing, surfing and windsurfing, with a
slipway to the beach. It is a safe beach for swimming. Boat trips are also available. Fish & Chip shop and kiosks.The Ship Inn (01792 390204), The Smugglers Haunt Hotel (01792 391257).

 

Dog friendly, Parking.

 

 

Rhossili Bay

Rhossili Bay sunset

 

Rhossili bay looking south then east

 

**VOTED UK’s BEST BEACH IN 2013 & 2014, by TripAdvisor**. This massive expanse of
sand really is stunning, no matter what the weather. It is not very accessible however there is a
viewing area on the cliff top in front of the National Trust Shop and information centre. There are
several cafes in Rhossili including The Worms Head and the Bay Bistro.Refreshment,parking, public
transport.

 

Llangennith

Llangennith beach gower

 

Walk along Rhossili Bay and it will become Llangennith. Alternatively drive to
Llangennith and park in the car park. Surfing, refreshments,parking, toilets.

 

Broughton Bay

Broughton Bay

 

Dog friendly, car park.

 

Whiteford Sands

Whiteford Sands

 

This is a walk rather than a tourist beach but one that is well worth discovering.

 

It can be accessed from Llanmadoc on north Gower and takes in woods, meadows, wild flowers, and of course the beach.Home of the Whiteford Lighthouse which is the last remaining cast‐iron lighthouse in the UK (Built in 1865).