What To Do

Gower is a special place, the very first Area Of Outstanding Natural Beauty in the UK.

It has one of the most rich and varied landscapes you will find anywhere, with a beauty that you have to come and see and experience for yourself.

The Gower Peninsula has a 19 mile long coastline, with sandy bays and beaches in the south for surfing and water sports, and to the north there are salt marshes and dunes which are wonderful for walking and wildlife.   Most of the coastline is part of the Heritage Coast owned by the National Trust, with awesome views.

Rhossili Beach has been voted Britain’s Best Beach, and also one of the top ten beaches in the world, as well as being in the top three in Europe – see more here or click *here* .

Inland, there is a wide variety of scenery including heaths, woods, and rolling grassland, all surrounded by limestone cliffs, golden beaches, rocky shores, or marshes and dunes.  A third of the entire area is either a National Nature Reserve or a Site of Special Scientific Interest.

It’s popular from coast to coast for cycling and walking, and for its country pubs and fine food, there’s also a championship golf course, and hang gliding too!

The Gower Cycling Festival in August has organised cycle rides all over the Gower Peninsula, and you can read more about it here.

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Surfing on the Gower Peninsular is world famous and Rhossili, Langdale & Caswell beaches are all close by.

You can check out surf conditions at GowerLive.

Then, after a long day riding the waves, you can warm up in a hot bath or shower and re-live your exciting day!

There are lots of walks around Gower, and the National Trust’s top walks can be found by clicking here.

Dogs are allowed on the following beaches all year round:

  • Broughton Bay
  • Horton – up to the eastern Horton Beach access by the RNLI slipway
  • Llangennith
  • Mewslade Bay
  • Oxwich Bay (including Crawley and Tor Bay)
  • Pobbles
  • Pwll Du
  • Rhossilli Bay
  • Three Cliffs Bay
  • Whiteford Sands
There are also great dog walks in woodland around the Gower coast, particularly Mill Wood and Park Wood.

Dog-friendly pubs include the King’s Head at Llangennith, the Beaufort Arms in Kittle, the Rock & Fountain in Newton, and the Joiners Arms in Bishopston.

Click the links on the right hand side of the page or see our Facebook journal for lots more information or click here for a local map of where we are and to find us!

This information is provided in good faith without any warranty, and we welcome updates and corrections.  You should check opening hours before travelling as these may be seasonal.