Rhossili Bay, Gower Peninsula

Rhossili Bay is a stunning three mile long sandy beach, overlooked by the Old Rectory, an old house dating back to the 1850s now owned by the National Trust.

Rhossili Bay, Gower Peninsula

At the top of Rhossili Down, incredible views of the peninsula can be seen across the sea to West Wales, Lundy Island and even as far as the North Devon coast. At low tide the remains of the Helvetia, a Norwegian ship that was wrecked in 1887 are still visible.

Trekking Out to Worm's Head

From the National Trust Shop and Visitor Centre there is a level walk along the grassy cliff top to the old Coastguard lookout. If the tide is out the more adventurous amongst you can cross the rocky causeway to the tidal island of Worm’s Head, where you can see grey seals laying on the rocks below.

Rock Climbing

Rock climbing can be done on the cliffs of Rhossili overlooking the sandy three mile beach; the crags are old quarried faces with a mix of both bolted and traditional protected lines.

Let's Go Fly a Kite

Rhossili Bay has been voted as one of the best beaches in Europe and we have it on very good authority from several of our Little Trekkers' Ambassadors that this beach takes some beating when it comes to kite flying.

Did You Know?

Centuries ago the “Rhossili Wreckers” would lure ships caught in stormy seas to be smashed against the rocks, so they could get their cargo and many of the old farm buildings situated at the end of the peninsula are constructed from such ill gotten gains.

Blue Pool

A Stone's Throw Away

The Blue Pool regarded as one of the best rock pools in Britain, hidden between Rhosilli beach and Broughton Bay.

Pennard Castle - Although the castle itself is now just a ruin, the views along Three Cliff View are breathtaking. A great family trek.

Wildfowl and Wetlands Trust's Natonal Wetlands Centre - at Penclacwydd near Llanelli features a multitude of lakes and reed beds attracting rare species from all over the world. The observatory and "discovery" centre overlook the area.

Oystermouth Castle - A 12th Century Norman castle with great views over Swansea Bay

Ordnance Survey Maps for this Area

OS Explorer 164

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