Gower Peninsula - Most Beautiful Beaches
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.
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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…© Interbeat | BY-SA
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.…© Reading Tom | BY-SA
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.