Brandy Cove

Brandy Cove - Glamorgan
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This secluded little cove on the Gower Peninsula is tucked away just to the west of Caswell Bay. Access is either by walking around the steep path from Caswell or along the valley from the village of Bishopston.

At higher tides Brandy Cove is mostly rocks and pebbles, however, as the tide drops away a reasonable are of sand is exposed.

The name comes from the days of smuggling when various contraband (such as brandy) was landed here and stowed away in the nearby caves. These caves were at one time apparently the haunt of a witch, although that could just have been a convenient cover for the smuggling activity.

Type of beach

Sand & pebble

Lifeguard service


Dogs friendly beach?

We do not have information on this beach but restrictions may apply (usually from Easter until the end of Summer)

Glamorgan dog friendly beaches »

Nearest town




OS grid ref.

SS 5858 8735


Park adjacent to Bishopston post office and follow the footpath that leads off the small residential cul-de-sac. The path slopes downwards for about 1 mile before you reach Brandy Cove.

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