Attractions & Activities

The Gower is not just an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, there are plenty of attractions & activities on offer for all the the family. All are easily accessible and in close proximity to our cottages.

January & February

The start of the year can be very quiet in the local community, particularly in Port Eynon. Part of January is often used to complete renovations for the forthcoming year, ensuring the cottages are "ready" for all our future guests.

It can also be a perfect time to visit to blow away the cobwebs. Shorter stays (2 night minimum) are welcomed during this period.

Regardless of the weather our cottages offer a perfect retreat from it all, so don't forget to book your stay.

Hael Farm Cottages

Winter or Summer - Which guest are you? - Hael Farm Cottages

 

 

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Adventure Seeking

RIPNROCK are an award winning, top rated, adventure activity provider. Offering high quality activity days & packages across Swansea & South Wales, from the picture perfect beaches of the Gower peninsular to the wild & watery beauty of the Neath Valley. With a wide variety of adventurous activities to choose from you’ll be spoiled for choice!

Rip N Rock - Phone 07815 784122 or visit: Rip N Rock - Outdoor Activity & Adventure Holidays Wales

 

Abseiling & Climbing In the Gower

What better way to see a bird’s eye view of the spectacular beaches and coastline that surrounds you. Outdoor Matters is a local company who are qualified, knowledgeable experts in abseiling and climbing.

Outdoors Matters - Phone 07849 109100 or visit: http://www.outdoor-matters.co.uk

 

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Cycling in the Gower

A great way to see many of the beautiful sites in the Gower is to cycle. Cycling is very popular, but as you would expect, the Gower is not completely flat and you will come across quite strenuous parts on your way around so be prepared!

There are a number of suggested cycle paths all around the Gower.

For routes and bike hire visit: Cycling - Swansea

If you are looking for a "flat!" route - Santander cycles bike hire scheme is for you.  Members of the public can hire bicycles positioned at six docking stations around Swansea Bay, providing a fun, healthy and affordable way to get around the city. For further details visit : Affordable bike share in Swansea | Santander Cycles Swansea - Swansea University (nextbike.co.uk)

 

 

Beaches in the Gower

You are spoilt for choice in the Gower when it comes to beaches with scenic bays and interesting coves for you and the kids to go and explore. The South and West coasts of the Gower vary between sandy beaches and dramatic limestone cliffs. On the Northern side of the Gower is the Loughor Estuary where several nature reserves can also be found.

For further information of a selected few, view our dedicated Beaches page. Beaches - Hael Farm Cottages

 

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March & April

By now the local community and campsites are getting ready to receive guests during the Easter Holidays. You will find more open for eating out, takeaways or topping up on supplies.

RNLI lifeguards return to our beaches - Langland, Caswell, Three Cliffs, Oxwich & Port Eynon.

Adders also come out to play. I was lucky enough to capture this one at the Worms Head. They really don’t want to bother you and if they see you coming, they will happily slide away. Not often seen but they are around. Please take care when walking with children or dogs through long grass areas.

Golf in the Gower

Pennard golf club is the most scenic but challenging golf course on Gower. It is rated not only the 2nd best golf club in South Wales, but rated in the top 4 in the whole of Wales. It is a stones throw away from our Hael Farm Cottage (30 minute drive from our Port Eynon cottages).

Visitors are welcome but pre booking is essential.  The Club’s Pobbles Restaurant serves first class food ranging from bar snacks to full dinner service.

Phone 01792 233131 or visit the website at: www.pennardgolfclub.com

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Gower Coast Adventures

Scenic boat trips around the South Gower, providing a close up view of the beautiful stretches of coastline of the Gower. These adventures are very popular with visitors, not only providing a scenic tour of the coastline but allowing you to view the spectacular wildlife the Gower offers.

Phone 01792 348229
Make your booking (bookinghound.com)

 

 

April & May

April/May is a stunning time to be in the wooded areas in our local area. Blue Bells, wild garlic and much more to see. Areas around Parc Le Breos, Gower Heritage Centre, Bishopston Valley and the wooded walkway from Gower Heritage Centre to Three Cliffs Bay.

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Horse Riding and Pony Trekking in the Gower

An alternative to cycling why not see the Gower on horse back. A very popular choice for families visiting the Gower with many bridle paths to choose from.

Pilton Moor Stables and Cottages – Relax and enjoy Gower

 

 

Gower Heritage Centre, Parkmill

Opened in 1990 as a countryside crafts centre, the Gower Heritage Centre features a restored 12th century corn and saw mill. It is a vibrant crafts and rural life museum.

Phone 01792 371661 or Visit: Gallery - Gower Heritage Centre

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Walking in the Gower

One of the most popular reasons for people visiting the Gower is to walk the magnificent coastline. There are many picturesque walks in the Gower, ranging in difficulty to suit all levels of ability.

For help and guidance in choosing your walk, please visit

Gower Peninsula’s / Penrhyn G?yr 10 Best Coastal Walks

 

 

June

Gower PYO Strawberries (Facebook@GowerPickYourOwn), Scurlage Farm, Scurlage. Amazing strawberries, raspberries, picnic area, tea and homemade cakes – what more could you ask for. Open from early June to early September.

Home - Gower Pick Your Own

 

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July

Rhosili Sunflowers & lavendar fields (Facebook@RhosiliSunflowers) – through July and August. An amazing sight. 

Gower Triathalon / Gower Bike Ride / Iron Man/ Gower Peninsula Mighty Hike – we have lots of local sporting events. You may want to stay with us to attend one of the many events.

 

 

 

Perriswood Archery and Falconry centre

The falconry centre gives you a “bird’s” eye view of these spectacular birds of prey close up as their handlers put on a fantastic display of falconry skills.

Phone 01792 371661

Perriswood Archery and Falconry Centre | Perriswood, Swansea

 

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September 

RNLI Lifeguards – after a busy season the RNLI retreat from the beaches at the end of September - until next year !

 

 

 

The Gower Gin Company

The Gower Gin Company, an award-winning Welsh gin distillery, is owned and run by Siân and Andrew Brooks and was voted Industry Choice Distillery in the Gin Guide Awards 2022.

Based in Port Eynon and just a gentle roll down to the hill to one of our Port Eynon Cottages after experiencing one of their FREE tasting sessions in their gin garden.

Bookings usually starts from the Easter holidays through to the end of September, click the link below if you would like to book.

Gower Gin Company | Scheduling and Booking Website (simplybook.it)

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The tasting sessions last around 60-90 minutes.  There is no charge for the visit.  Well behaved dogs on a lead are always welcome!

Phone: 07854 319768

 

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November

Remember remember the 5th of November! There is a local firework display at the village green in Port Eynon and The King Arthur Hotel also hold an annual firework display (ticket only). Enjoy the fireworks and be prepared if visiting with your four legged friend.

 

 

 

 

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Surfing 

Whether you are a beginner or experienced surfer, bring your board on holiday and experience surfing in the Gower and if you don't have one we have plenty of surf schools where you can learn to surf and hire a board at the same time.

Based in Caswell we have the Gower Surf School -

Gower Surf School, Learn to Surf & Surfboard hire at Caswell bay, Swansea, gower, Surfing lessons in Wales (gowersurfing.com)

Progress Surf School offer sessions in Caswell and LLangenith -

Progress Surf School Swansea Gower – Learn to Surf, Surfing Lessons in South Wales (swanseasurfing.com)

Llangenith Surf School based in Llangenith -

Learn to surf | Providing surf lessons in the Llangennith, Gower (llangennithsurfschool.com)

and not forgetting Surfability UK in Caswell, a Community Interest Company that provides surfing lessons and experiences for people with additional needs due to disability, illness, injury or learning difficulties -

Adapted and inclusive surfing experiences - Surfability UK CIC

December

The cottages get ready for Christmas - enjoy a quiet break away or a family get together to celebrate.

Amazing walks to create memories on our nearly deserted beaches followed by a hearty warm meal in the local pub!

 

 

 

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