Gower Peninsula - Most Beautiful Beaches

Gower Peninsula

Designated an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty (AONB) in 1956, the Gower Peninsula was the first of its kind in the UK. It is home to a variety of landscapes, from rolling hills and lush woodlands to dramatic cliffs and sandy beaches.

This is a wonderful part of Wales to explore with many iconic settings around the 40 miles of coastline. Popular spots include Rhossili Bay, Three Cliffs Bay, and Worms Head, but head off the beaten track and you'll find some hidden gems. The countryside inland is more gentle, with rolling hills, woodlands, and meadows.

The Gower is a popular destination for walkers, cyclists, and surfers, and its stunning scenery has been featured in films and television shows such as "Doctor Who" and "The Witcher." Beyond the beaches there are a number of well-marked walking and cycling trails including the Gower Coast Path, the Three Cliffs Way, and the Bishopston Valley Trail.

The Gower Peninsula is also rich in history and culture, with a number of prehistoric sites and castles. Paviland Cave, near Rhossili, was the site of the oldest known human remains found in Britain. For something a little more recent, Oystermouth Castle and Pennard Castle are particularly fine examples of medieval castles.

  • Rhossili Bay © Roman Grac | BY-SA

    1. Rhossili Bay

    Often described as one of the best beaches in Wales, one of the best beaches in the UK and even within the top ten beaches in the world, the stunning and wild Rhossili Bay is under the watchful care…

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    2. Three Cliffs Bay

    Three Cliff Bay is one of the Gower's most photographed locations, and for good reason. A wide bay of golden sand backed by gently sloping dunes to the rear Three Cliff is easily…

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    3. Caswell Bay

    Sometimes signposted as Bae Cas-wellt in Welsh, Caswell Bay is a Blue Flag beach located on the south-eastern side of the Gower Peninsula close to The Mumbles. Offering a wide expanse…

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    4. Mewslade Bay

    Mewslade Bay is a beautiful, sandy beach on the remote Gower Peninsula near to the famous Worm's Head. It is backed by high grassy cliffs and dominated by the 70-metre high rocks…

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    5. Llangennith Sands Beach

    Making up the northern half of the vast expanse of sand which stretches up from Rhossili is Llangennith Sands. Backed by extensive sand dunes, and not much else, there is a wild feel to Llangennith. The scenery along this stretch of…

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    6. Blue Pool Bay

    Blue Pool Bay is one of the Gower Peninsula's prettiest bays and also one of the quietest. This is thanks to the fact it can only be reached on foot from Broughton just under a mile…

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    7. Port Eynon Beach

    Port Eynon is one of the Gower's most popular beaches, well-served by caravan and camping sites. The beach is safe, sandy and close to a mile long, backed by dunes and easily accessible.…

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    8. Langland Bay

    Looking for a safe and pleasant family-friendly beach, sheltered from prevailing onshore winds? It’s a popular choice for water sports enthusiasts, particularly surfers, who know the sea here for its varied breaks.

    Langland Bay…

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    9. Broughton Bay

    Broughton Bay is a large, sandy bay, backed by dunes, on the north-western tip of the Gower Peninsula.

    The sands here are constantly shifting and a number of interesting discoveries…

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    10. Pobbles Bay

    A secluded little cove on the eastern side of Three Cliffs Bay. On lower tides the beach is joined up with the wider bay but as the tide comes in Pobbles becomes separated by the limestone cliffs to either side.

    This is one of…

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    11. Bracelet Bay

    With views out to Mumbles Lighthouse, Bracelet Bay is mainly made up of rock and pebbles, forming numerous rock pools, although there are some areas of sand at low tide. Possibly taking its name from the amalgamation of ‘broad slade,'…

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    12. Fall Bay

    Fall Bay, a sand and rock beach on the Gower Peninsula, is never busy. This is thanks to the fact that it is one of the hardest beaches to reach along the Glamorgan coastline. However,…