Walking The Gower Peninsula

Explore The Gower Peninsula & Wales Coastal Path

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Gower is widely celebrated for its natural beauty, but the landscape is rich in heritage too. Rhossili Bay on the west coast of the peninsula is the most famous of the local sites, with its dramatic promontory at Worm's Head and tidal beach sweeping across the landscape. That makes it an excellent starting point for exploring the area further, perhaps by climbing the steep stairs to the picturesque Old Rectory to follow the Wales Coastal Path, or by wandering over to the peaceful Mewslade Bay - only accessible by low tide.

Dont miss:

  • Three Cliffs Bay, a dramatic stretch of coastline that needs to be seen to be believed
  • Rhossili Beach - voted one of the best coastlines in the world by National Geographic
  • See the Wreck of the Helvetia, the remains of a Norwegian ship (an oak Barque) in 1897 on the shores of Rhossili
  • The iconic Worms Head - a distinctive rock promontory separated by a causeway near Rhossili. The name Worm's Head comes from a Norse word (Wurme meaning dragon or serpent), as some say it looks like a sleeping dragon.
  • The beautiful scenery of the Mumbles, from the pier to Mumbles head and Bracelet Bay

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