Gower - Brandy Cove to Oxwich Bay

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A small rocky cove situated west of Caswell on the coastal path. The cove can also be accessed by a path from Bishopston. The name 'Brandy Cove' underlines the many legends and (true?) stories of bygone smuggling days with secret passages from beach to farmhouse. The cove with its many rock pools are best explored at low water. The coast path leads on past Seven Slades to Pwll Ddu.

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This sheltered bay has an unusual pebble bank at the top of a largely sandy bay. Flowing through the pebble bank is a river which has flowed through Bishopston valley - a great walk from Bishopston or Pennard. The bay, once the scene of quarrying more than a century ago is now popular with families prepared to make the walk or come by boat. The coastal path continues on to Hunts Bay, Pennard Cliffs and Pobbles passing many bone caves along the way.

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Situated at the western end of Pennard Cliffs, this small beach has plenty of sand at low water. Paths from the cliffs or from the village of Southgate provide good access and at low water access is possible across the sands to Three Cliffs Bay and beyond.

Three Cliffs Bay Back to map

Made famous by many photographs and travel writings, this bay can be accessed from Parkmill through the valley alongside the meandering river passing Pennard Castle or from Penmaen on the western side. There is a large expanse of sand at low water from Pobbles as far as the Great Tor. The rocks hide ancient fossils for the explorer. Good views of the bay can be had from the main road or from Cefn Bryn.

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With its spectacular Great Tor of limestone this sandy bay can easily be accessed from Penmaen or Nicholaston or at low water from Oxwich and Three Cliffs Bay. Popular with families, swimmers and sunbathers and with great views across Oxwich Bay to the point.

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A large sweep of glorious sand backed by dunes make this a wonderful family beach. Access is good with plenty of car parking. Nearby are cafés and a hotel, a medieval castle and a nature reserve with laid out trails to explore. Marshes and woods also provide great walking places and wildlife habitats to see. The bay has a boat slip and launching small boats is easy on the slightly sloping beach.