Rhossili Bay (Rhosilli)

Often described as one of Wales’ best beaches, 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 of the National Trust.

Located on the southwestern tip of the Gower Peninsula, Rhossili Bay is made up of three miles of sandy shoreline, a huge expanse of which is exposed at low tide. Surfing is increasingly popular here as this is one of the most exposed beaches in Wales picking up any Atlantic swell.

The beach is also famous for several remarkable landmarks. When the tide goes out, the remains of the Helvetia, which shipwrecked here in 1887, can be seen on the beach. Low tide also makes it possible for adventurous beachgoers to reach the tidal island of Worms Head via a rock causeway.

Here, visitors will be treated to the sight of grey seals sunning themselves on the rocks. Just be sure to keep an eye on the tide so as not to become stranded. Several walking trails along the beach, out to Worm’s Head and along the cliffs give visitors an ideal way to see all the beautiful landscapes available at Rhossili Bay.

On the headland, a pub and hotel provide sustenance and breathtaking views to eager visitors. To access the beach, visitors must take a steep path with several flights of stairs.

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Type of beach


Lifeguard service


Dogs friendly beach?

Dogs allowed

Dogs are allowed all year round

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  • Good fishing
  • Sailing
  • Swimming/bathing
  • Surfing


  • Pub nearby

Nearest town




OS grid ref.

SS 4142 8858


Parking is charged.

Water quality

Water quality star rating


Green Coast AwardMarine Conservation Society Recommended

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