Gower - Llangennith to Penclawdd

Llangennith Back to map

About half way along Rhossili bay is Llangennith. The bay faces into the Atlantic ocean and with the large rollers it has become a mecca for surfing. There is a good car park with access via boardwalks over the dunes to the bay. A café is nearby and a large campsite, surfing lessons are available during the summer. The village of Llangennith is about a mile away and boasts a good surf shop and a hotel.

Burry Holms Back to map

This small island is situated at the furthest end of Rhossili Bay. The island can be accessed at low water for a short time and provides a good viewpoint for the whole of the bay. Relics of the past are here too with the earthworks of an Iron age fort and ruins of a medieval chapel. Further along the coast from here is Broughton Bay.

Broughton Bay Back to map

Turning the corner of the peninsula passing Bluepool Corner, Broughton Bay is reached. Here is another sandy bay stretching as far as Prissen's Tor backed by sand dunes, it is popular with summer campers and walkers. Visitors can access this bay from Llangennith or Llanmadoc and at low water can walk across the bay to Whitford Sands.

Whiteford Point Back to map

Stretching out into the Burry Estuary, Whiteford Point is more than two miles long with sandy seashore on one side and pine woods on the other. Accessed through Llanmadoc to Cwm Ivy where there is a car park, a path leads down to the beach and woods. There are paths marked through the woods that lead out to the point and the disused iron lighthouse with views over the salt marshes all the way to Penclawdd.

Penclawdd Back to map

This estuary village best known as the home of cockle picking is the northern entrance to Gower and at one time was served by a railway mainly for the purpose of carrying coal from the small local mines. Now it has some fine shops and a thriving community but from the waterfront in the evening sun setting sky has an allure all of its own.