The Gower Peninsula has many varied beaches along its coastline. If you want a particular type of beach visit www.visitswanseabay.com/beaches to find the characteristics of a particular beach. Some beaches have strong tides and currents so always check the weather and tides before going into the water to swim or for water sports..
There are long sandy beaches like Oxwich, Rhossili, and Llangennith which seem to go on forever, quiet beaches more difficult to access, small coves teeming with sea life as the tide ebbs, and beaches with easy access and plenty of parking and shops nearby.
The Blue Flag status has been awarded to Bracelet Bay, Caswell Bay, Port Eynon Beach and Langland Bay.
Port Eynon Bay won the Flake 99 Great British Beach Award in 2011, with Rhossili Bay scooping the same award in 2010. Rhossili Bay was also voted the best beach in the UK by TripAdvisor in February 2013, third best in Europe, and 10th best in the world in the 2013 Travellers’ Choice Beach Awards.
Behind many beaches are sand dunes displaying a rich variety of fauna and flora, some unique to the Gower Peninsular. Behind other beaches cliffs rise up, revealing fascinating rock formations and features sculpted by the power of the sea over many, many years.
Whatever your age or mobility, or your sense of adventure the beaches