Oxwich Bay

Located on the Gower Peninsula’s southern coast is Oxwich Bay, a vast stretch of golden sand. Oxwich is one of those beaches that genuinely does have something for everyone with a host of activities both in and out of the sea.

Oxwich Bay is a popular beach with families and can get quite busy towards the village end during the summer. The gently sloping sands make it ideal for paddling and taking a dip, whilst further out to sea speed-boats and jet skis zoom back and forth.
With a car park practically on the beach this is an ideal launching spot.

If you’d prefer to get away from all this (and why wouldn’t you!) head eastwards along the beach towards Nicholaston Burrows. This end of the beach is backed by extensive sand dunes which form part of a nature reserve and is rarely busy.

Type of beach


Lifeguard service


Dogs friendly beach?

Dogs allowed

Dogs are allowed on the beach all year round

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  • Kayaking/canoeing
  • Diving & snorkelling
  • Jet-skiing
  • Sailing
  • Swimming/bathing
  • Surfing
  • Wind surfing


  • Cafe/restaurant
  • Toilets

Nearest town




OS grid ref.

SS 5029 8640

Water quality

Water quality star rating


Marine Conservation Society Recommended

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Oxwich Bay Reviews


Oct 05th 2019

The area is wonderful we paddle board & kayak
the toilet’s are absolutely disgusting. £5.00 for parking is fine but please spend some of the takings on the facilities.
cold water external shower’s would be fabulous.
Compared to the rest of the gower it is not a very good advert for the Welsh coast line it’s a shame.


Jul 14th 2019

Such a shame about the huge bins as they smell so bad.  Also the mess left behind by bbqs.  Makes for lots of flies

What did we get wrong?