Come rain or shine the Gower offers an array of activities. On those glorious summer days the extensive sandy beach below the site is the best place to spend your time. At other times the numerous walks from the site will keep you busy for days.
Surfing, boogie boarding, stand up paddling, kite surfing & wind surfing are some of the water sports you will find on the many beaches on the Gower, and the natural cliffs below the campsite also offer great rock climbing & bouldering opportunities.
Crawley and Oxwich beach is just 10 minutes walk downhill from the campsite (add 10 minutes for walking back up!).
This bay offers 2 miles of golden sands, dunes, rocks and cliffs that are dog-friendly all year round.
When the tide is out you are able to walk the full length of the bay from Pobbles, Three Cliffs, Crawley and onto Oxwich.
The beach below the site is only accessible on foot but you can park at Oxwich Bay.
If you want to venture further afield Gower also has many other award winning beaches.
Langland and Caswell – Both have car parking (chargeable) and easy access to the beach with local cafes and restaurants. During peak season these can get very busy and please be aware that dogs are only allowed on these beaches between Oct – April.
Rhossili – The views over this beach are definitely worth a look. You can park at Rhossili (chargeable) and either walk down to the beach or around the headland. Please be aware that ponies and livestock are present along this trail. During the late summer you can visit the nearby sunflower fields or walk towards Worm’s head.
Please be aware that the walk over the causeway to Worm’s head is only accessible for 2.5 hours either side of low tide. It is a scramble to do this walk and should only be attempted with full information, planning, and sturdy footwear.
Crawley Wood is just a 1-minute walk out of the campsite into 60 acres of Ash woods with an extensive footpath network. The woods offer glorious access to plant and birdlife. Whether it is the sound of the woodpeckers or the blossoming bluebells in May the woods offer an environment to explore. You can access the beach though the woods or walk over to Oxwich.
Oxwich National Nature Reserve – You can also walk towards Oxwich National Nature Reserve. Most of this area is open access and it is a great place to see wild orchids in late May and June and enjoy the birdsong and the buzzing of the insects that make their home at Oxwich NNR.
Cefn Bryn is the hill backing the campsite and is just 5 minutes walk to the footpath at the bottom.
It is a 5 mile long ridge of common land. One of the main attractions of the Bryn is a large Neolithic monument called Arthurs’s Stone, not far from the summit of the ridge. There are also three Bronze Age burial cairns northwest of Arthur’s Stone.
If you venture up the Bryn at the top you will have spectacular views of Gower and beyond as far as the north Devon coast and even Lundy Island on a clear day.
This also gives you access to the Gower Way and 3000 acres of common land. Please be aware as this is common land and cattle, sheep and ponies will be freely roaming.
Leave the campsite at either end and you’re on the Gower Coastal Path. To the east, you will be on the cliffs above Little Tor in no more than 5 minutes, and Big Tor a couple of minutes further on. Just a short stroll from there and you’re looking down on Three Cliffs Bay with its spectacular shoreline of sand dunes, salt marsh and of course the signature three limestone cliffs. A particularly photogenic part of the Gower Coast Path.
Walk to the west and you’re on the way to Oxwich and beyond to Port Eynon Bay and the magnificent Worms Head and Rhossili Bay. This is the first beach to be awarded Britain’s Best Beach by TripAdvisors’ Travellers’ Choice for the second year running, not to mention the 3rd best beach in Europe and 9th in the world!
Our less able (or just less energetic) guests need only drive for 4 minutes or so to the car park at Oxwich which has direct access onto the beach, as well as the Beach House restaurant and the Oxwich Bay Hotel. Gower has other beaches which have direct access on to a beach including Caswell and Langland bays.
The Oxwich Bay Hotel is a 40-minute walk from the campsite across the beach, or a 4-minute drive. They are open and serve food all day, eat inside or out, and it’s on the local bus route back to the campsite.
The King Arthur is a 1-hour walk from the campsite via Cefn Bryn where you can enjoy the spectacular 360degree views of all sides of the Gower.
They serve food all day, eat inside or out, and again, it is on the local bus route back to the campsite if you time it right. Alternatively, take the car for the 4-minute drive.
Mumbles is just 8 miles from the campsite and is sometimes known as the gateway to Gower.
It is located on the western edge of Swansea Bay and has many cosy pubs and restaurants to suit any budget.
There are fine walks and cycling around the Bay and who can resist Verdi’s and Joe’s award-winning ice cream parlours.
Just a mile down the road is Perriswood Archery & Falconry Centre.
Open 7 days a week with archery, rifle range, the falconry centre, and other animals for the kids (and adults) to get up close and personal with.
Gower Heritage Centre is just 2 minutes drive. It is a crafts and rural life museum with an historic 800 year old corn and saw mill powered by a large working water wheel.
There are also craft workshops, a tea room, play areas, a woollen mill and animal park with a fish pond, ducks, chickens, sheep, goats and ponies. It is also home to La Charrette, Wales’ smallest cinema.
Of course, if you need your urban fix you can travel into Swansea by bus or a 20-minute drive in the car.
The city boasts the tallest building in Wales, as well as the LC2 leisure centre and water park, museums, restaurants, bars and shops.
It is an easy stroll into the marina and waterfront area with the promenade walk that ultimately takes you to Mumbles.
The market in Swansea is also worth a visit with it’s fresh produce and food offerings.