Gower Beach Guide Smartphone App
We have developed the Gower Beach Guide smartphone App to help visitors find their way around the numerous bays, beaches and coves along the Gower peninsula coastline. The inspiration for the App came from the many guests who have stayed at Hill House, our Gower self catering holiday cottage. First-time visitors to the Gower are overwhelmed by the number, variety and diversity of the bay’s beaches and coves along a relatively short coastline. As we are born, bred and live in the Gower peninsula we have an extensive knowledge of the area. We have been able to help guests, staying at Hill House, get the best out of their stay by imparting this knowledge to them, We have incorporated much of this local knowledge into the Gower Beach Guide App and we hope that it will be of use to you when visiting the Gower Peninsula. Apart from holidaymakers, the Gower Beach Guide App will also be particularly useful to anyone walking the Swansea and Gower section of the Wals Coast Path.
The App is available for both iPhone and Android phone. It’s a totally free App and there are no annoying advertisements or in-App purchase.
We have provided links, in the menu bar and the following text, that will take you to the App’s page in iTunes and the Google Play Store.
Gower Beach Guide
The following paragraphs provide you with information on Gower and its many bays, beaches and coves.
The Gower Peninsula (Welsh: Penrhyn Gŵyr)
is located on the south coast of Wales.
The peninsula projects westward from Swansea into the Bristol Channel and is bounded by the Loughor Estuary to the north and Swansea Bay to the east.
Gower was designated as the United Kingdom’s first Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty in 1956 (AONB).
Its splendid scenery has been protected from over development and commercialisation by this longstanding AONB designation.
The AONB includes all of the peninsula west of Crofty, Three Crosses, Upper Killay, Blackpill and Bishopston.
has numerous access point along its 5-mile promenade. The most popular are, The Slip at Victoria Park, Brynmill, Skettty Lane, Blackpill, West Cross, Oystermouth, Southend and Mumbles. Between Mumbles and Penard there are a number of smaller bays. Bracelet Bay, Langland and Caswell are small beaches while Limeslade, Rotherslade and Brandy Cove are small coves. Pwll Du’s small sandy beach is characterised by a large bank of pebbles. Slade, another small rocky cove, is located between Oxwich Point and Horton. To the south of Worm’s Head at Rhossili are two sandy and rocky coves known as Fall Bay and Mewslade. Finally, Blue Pool is a small beach located between Llangennith and Broughton Bay. It takes its name from a tidal rock pool that’s used as a plunge pool.
With such a diverse choice the Gower peninsula is therefore ideal for the classic British beach holiday.
During the spring and summer, some of the popular beaches have lifeguard patrols and dog walking restrictions.
Oxwich, Port Eynon, Horton and some of the more popular, easily accessible beaches between Mumbles and Caswell, have beachside car parks. A few of these also have refreshment facilities, toilets and disabled access.
There are organised car parking facilities at Rhossili, Llangennith and Llanmadoc but they are at some distance from the beach. In each case, a walk of a few hundred yards is required. At Rhossili this is via a well kept but steep cliff path. At Llangennith and Llanmadoc the footpath runs through the sand dunes.
The beaches between Caswell
and Oxwich are remote and a walk of half a mile or so is required to reach them. There are organised car parks at Southgate and Parkmill and there are also a limited number of on-road and off-road parking spots at Penmaen and Nicholstone. The approach to these remote beaches is via public footpaths and cliff top decent that can involve rough and difficult terrain.
In some cases a number of the beaches are contiguous and you can walk, at low tide, from one to another. Furthermore, all of the bays, beaches and coves can be visited via the Swansea and Gower section of the Wales Coast Footpath.
All of the bays, beaches and coves are well worth a visit. If you only have limited time you will not be able to visit them all. Be guided by the local knowledge that is integrated into the Gower Beach Guide App when looking for a beach that is best suited to your needs.
Gower Beach Guide is the must-have smartphone App for visitors to the Gower peninsula.
Self Catering Accommodation
Llanrhidian, Swansea, Gower, Sa3 1ER
- Large detached family home
- Sleeps nine in four bedrooms
- All utility charges included
- Bed linen and towels included
- Beds made on changeover day
- Family bathroom and shower room
- Wi-Fi with unlimited broadband
- Cot, highchair, stairgate available
- Pets welcome by prior arrangement
- Tranquil rural location
- Extensive gardens and estuary views
- Off road parking for several cars
- Visit Wales three star grading
- No Smoking