| LOCAL BEACHES|
Gower’s beaches offer
something for everyone; there are beaches and coves strung around the
coastline, each with its own character, making each one unique. You will find easily-accessible, sandy
beaches for the bucket and spade brigade as well as remote, rocky coves that
are more challenging to discover but interesting to explore.
A well-signed path extends
around the entire coast of Gower (and is part of the Round Wales Coastal
Path). The sections along the high
cliff tops, for example from Port Eynon to Rhossili, provide spectacular
vantage points from which to survey the Bristol Channel for sightings of grey
Atlantic seals, dolphins and porpoises.
Wherever you are on Gower’s beaches, please be
reminded of a local motto, “Take nothing but memories, leave nothing but
From Lower Pitton
Whilst all Gower’s famous
beaches are easily accessible by car from the farmhouse, some of the less
well-known, more isolated and secluded spots are within walking distance of the
front door at Pitton.
Mewslade Bay is a five
minute walk down a picturesque, rural valley to the sea. The beach is completely
un-commercialised ( no toilets, no shops and consequently, no crowds) but
boasts clean sea for swimming and surfing, acres of sand (at low water) for building
castles, rock pools for shrimping and crabbing, rocks for climbing, cliffs for
scaling and caves for exploring.
Fall Bay is a fifteen
minute walk further west from Lower Pitton Farmhouse, along the cliff-top path
towards Worm’s Head. There will be
even fewer people here than at Mewslade.
|Worm’s Head and Rhossilli Bay – these jewels in the crown of Gower are a mere forty minute by coastal path walk (to the west) from Lower Pitton Farmhouse. The path hugs the coastline, rewarding you with awesome views all the way. Or you can get there with a 2 minute drive or 10 min walk by road. Rhossilli Bay has been voted (by Tripadvisor) the “Best Beach in UK” and is also ranked in the top ten beaches in the world. So probably the best walk on gower is from the farm house onto the coastal path walking around the cliffs to Rhossili taking in Mewslade bay, Fall bay and the Worms head getting to Rhossili were you will find toilets shops pub and a lovely cafe / bistro after you have relaxed and enjoyed the view it is only a 10 min walk down the road back to lower pitton farmhouse.|
Heading east from Lower Pitton Farmhouse, ultimately to Port
Eynon and Horton, the path follows the contours of soaring limestone cliffs over Thurba Head to secluded coves at the likes of Ramsgrove, Paviland (with its internationally famous bone cave) and the strangely-named Black Hole Gut. This stretch of the coastline is the wildest and most dramatic part of Gower where you can fish for sea bass in splendid isolation, discover the secrets beyond the shore with mask and snorkel or enjoy the fun of having a cove to yourself for a barbeque by the sea.