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Top Gower beaches holiday cottages

Top Gower beaches

Laura 05 April 2022

Gorgeous Gower was made the UK's first Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty in 1956. With its beautiful beaches and amazing coastline, we can see why!

Gower is home to many golden beaches, beautiful bays and captivating coves for you to discover. From dramatic limestone cliffs to tidal estuaries, sandy beaches and nature reserves, Gower is an ideal place to get away from it all.

The Gower Peninsula has plenty of breathtaking beaches for you to discover with some that have won national and international awards! Read on to discover our round-up of the very best beaches in the Gower.

Best Gower beaches & more:

  1. Rhossili Bay Beach
  2. Three Cliffs Bay Beach
  3. Oxwich Bay Beach
  4. Caswell Bay Beach
  5. Langland Bay Beach
  6. Port Eynon Beach
  7. Llangennith Beach
  8. Tor Bay Beach
  9. Pobbles Bay Beach
  10. Blue Pool Bay
  11. Map of Gower beaches
  12. Stay in Gower

Why not take a look at our tempting selection of Gower cottages and create your perfect holiday in West Wales? Made for family adventures, you’ll find an abundance of wonderful walks on your doorstep, including coastal trails and beach strolls. 


Gower cottages



1. Rhossili Bay Beach


Rhossili Bay Beach, Gower

The dramatic, world-class, award-winning Rhossili Bay will take your breath away.

Stretching across 3 miles of sandy shoreline, you’ll enjoy spectacular views, the iconic Worms Head poking out of the water, the Helvetia shipwreck, spectacular sunsets and the cutest little cottage laying open to the elements. 

Grab a refreshing bite with a view after a day of exploring and browsing Rhossili’s quaint gallery and shops - a delightful day out all around!

Highlights

  • Best for: Water sports, walks, couples
  • Parking? Yes
  • Toilets? Yes
  • Food? Yes
  • Dog friendly? Yes
  • Find it: SA3 1PP

2. Three Cliffs Bay Beach

Three Cliffs Bay Beach, Gower

One of the most photographed places in Gower, Three Cliffs Bay is a visual treat.

This wide bay of glorious golden sand and gently sloping dunes is just lovely. The three summits of limestone headland hint at the naming of this pretty place. 

With strong currents and tides, swimming and water sports are not recommended so pack a picnic and soak up the spectacular views, or take a stroll with your four-legged friend who is allowed on the beach all year round. 

Highlights

  • Best for: Dogs, couples
  • Parking? Yes, around 400m away
  • Toilets? Nearby
  • Food? No
  • Dog friendly? Yes
  • Find it: SA4 9GJ

3. Oxwich Bay Beach

Oxwich Bay Beach, Gower

Wonderful Oxwich Bay Beach is a great family beach with plenty of sand, sea and space for everyone, including dogs all year round! Take a look at our dog-friendly Gower cottages for more puptastic holiday inspiration. 

Parking is directly on the beachfront at the western end, while the eastern part is quieter with a 20-minute walk from the nearest car park. Stroll past the dunes to walk out onto acres of golden sand and enjoy the incredible view back towards Three Cliffs Bay. 

You can also enjoy some fine dining right on the soft golden sands at the Beach House Restaurant and take a trip to pretty Oxwich village with its delightful thatched cottages and castles. 

Browse our collection of holiday cottages in Oxwich Bay to enjoy this beautiful beach whenever suits you. 


Oxwich Bay cottages


Highlights

  • Best for: Water sports, swimming, families
  • Parking? Yes
  • Toilets? Yes
  • Food? Yes
  • Dog friendly? Yes
  • Find it: SA3 1LS

4. Caswell Bay Beach

Caswell Bay Beach, Gower

Claiming both a Blue Flag and Seaside Award, Caswell Bay Beach is a popular Gower beach with both families and water sports enthusiasts. 

Acres of golden sands, cafes and shops make Caswell one of Gower’s most popular beaches. 

If you fancy stretching your legs, then take a stroll along the magnificent Gower Coast Path that continues west from here. 

Highlights

  • Best for: Families, surfing
  • Parking? Yes
  • Toilets? Yes
  • Food? Yes
  • Dog friendly? Dogs are allowed from October to April
  • Find it: SA3 3BS

5. Langland Bay Beach

Langland Bay Beach

Award-winning Langland Bay Beach is a huge sandy beach with a few intriguing rock pools at low tide. An ideal Gower beach for families due to its great facilities.  

There’s a pretty promenade lined with bright green and white beach huts, framing a picture-perfect holiday snap.

Just a short walk over the hill from Mumbles, Langland is one of the UK’s most beautiful city beaches. 

Browse our collection of holiday cottages in Mumbles to experience this blissful beach for yourself. 


Mumbles cottages


Highlights

  • Best for: Families
  • Parking? Yes
  • Toilets? Yes
  • Food? Yes
  • Dog friendly? Dogs are allowed from October to April
  • Find it: SA3 4SQ

6. Port Eynon Beach

Port Eynon Beach, Gower

Port Eynon is another of Gower’s most popular beaches. It is accessible, safe and sandy and is backed by spectacular sand dunes. 

Once you’re done exploring the rock pools, dust the sand from your toes and browse the seaside shops at your leisure. 

And to round off a day at the seaside, discover some of the best ice cream and fish and chips in Wales from the beachfront of wonderful Port Eynon Beach! 

Browse our collection of hand-picked cottages in Port Eynon for your next special seaside stay or take a look at our full range of sea view holiday cottages in the Gower


Port Eynon cottages


Highlights

  • Best for: Families, water sports
  • Parking? Yes
  • Toilets? Yes
  • Food? Yes
  • Dog friendly? Dogs are allowed, there are seasonal restrictions on some parts of the beach
  • Find it: SA3 1NN

7. Llangennith Beach

Llangennith Beach, Gower

Popular with surfers due to its westerly location that picks up Atlantic swells and big waves, this brilliant beach is also family and dog-friendly all year round!

Lined by extensive sand dunes, Llangennith feels pretty wild and is home to world-class scenery showcasing some of nature’s best finds. Just look south towards the imposing Worm’s Head jutting out of the seabed. 

The fun doesn’t stop at the beach though: explore Llangennith village with all of its rural charm and laid-back vibes. Refresh and grab a bite to eat at the fantastic local pub.

Highlights

  • Best for: Families, dogs, water sports
  • Parking? Yes
  • Toilets? Yes
  • Food? Yes
  • Dog friendly? Yes
  • Find it: SA3 1JD

8. Tor Bay Beach

Tor Bay Beach, Gower

Shaped like a horseshoe, Tor Bay is a large sheltered stretch of lovely sandy beach

Quieter than its neighbours, Three Cliffs Bay and Oxwich Bay Beach, and separated by the towering Great Tor headlands, Tor Bay Beach is a great find for those looking for something a little more deserted. 

Take a walk with your pup and enjoy the 20-minute scramble to this beach from the parking in Penmaen village. 

Highlights

  • Best for: Walkers, scenery spotters
  • Parking? Yes
  • Toilets? No
  • Food? No
  • Dog friendly? Yes
  • Find it: SA3 2HL

9. Pobbles Bay Beach

Pobbles Bay Beach, Gower

Surrounded by limestone cliffs and sand dunes, Pobbles Bay is a secluded little cove on the eastern side of Three Cliffs Bay. 

With some of the most beautiful views in the Gower Area Of Outstanding Natural Beauty, on a clear day enjoy a picnic and the memorable views all the way over to Oxwich. 

Enjoy even more views with your four-legged friend on the half-mile route down to pretty Pobbles Bay Beach.

Highlights

  • Best for: Walkers
  • Parking? No
  • Toilets? No 
  • Food? No 
  • Dog friendly? Yes
  • Find it: SA3 2HB

10. Blue Pool Bay

Blue Pool Bay, Gower

This pretty and remote bay is one of Gower's most secluded and quietest beaches, thanks to being accessible only on foot from Broughton Bay, just under a mile away.

The “Three Chimneys” lie on the other side of the bay, an amazing and naturally formed series of spectacular sea arches.

The Blue Pool, which gives this beach its name, is a supersized natural tidal rock pool that is up to 5 metres across and 8 metres deep at high tide! 

Highlights

  • Best for: Explorers
  • Parking? Yes
  • Toilets? No
  • Food? No
  • Dog friendly? Yes
  • Find it: SA3 1JB

Map of Gower beaches

Enjoy a day at the seaside and plan your route to these top beaches in Gower.


Stay with us in Gower

Gower cottage

We have a fantastic selection of handpicked cottages, apartments and lodges in Gower to inspire your next holiday in West Wales

Take your pick of our Gower cottages and soak up the picture-postcard scenery. Enjoy balmy summer evenings relaxing on balconies or warming up by the log fire after long coastal days on one of Gower’s amazing beaches.

Start planning your memorable seaside escape by browsing our wonderful Gower cottages, and treat yourself to a well-deserved break in West Wales.


Gower cottages



We’ve listed some of our favourite Gower beaches here. Please respect the area and leave nothing but footprints after your visit.

Always check tide times and lifeguard status before your visit, and stay safe on the beach.

Disclaimer: Whilst every effort has been made to ensure the accuracy of the information at the time of writing, please ensure you check carefully before making any decisions based on the contents within this article.

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