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“The First area in the UK to be designated an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty”
Review of Gower Peninsula

Gower Peninsula
Ranked #1 of 126 things to do in Swansea
Certificate of Excellence
Reviewed 1 July 2014

This is my second review of an area that I love visiting, to see my family and revisit the beautiful area that was my playground during the summers of my youth.
I have been visiting the Gower Peninsula for over 70 years, having being taken there as a baby by my mother to get away from the bombing in London during WW2. she was born in the Mumbles.

The Gower in my opinion has something for everyone, indoor and outdoor activities. There are many beaches that vary from those with first class facilities with parking to those with no facilities no parking that cannot be accessed by car, two examples of the this are Three Cliffes Bay and Pwlldu Bay. The bays vary from long stretches of sand for example Rossili which is 3 miles long to small enclosed bays for example Brandy Cove next door to my personal favourite Caswell Bay, again Brandy Cove is only accessible on foot.

There is Sea Fishing from most beaches and also off the Pier in Mumbles. Various water sports including Surfing, paddle boarding and sailing are also available. There are a number of ancient ruins to visit as well the premier one which has to be Oystermouth Castle recently refurbished with a grant from the Lottery Heritage Fund. A new Lifeboat house has been built at the end of the Mumbles pier which houses a brand new state of the art Lifeboat. you can visit this free of charge.

Walkers and off road cyclists can benefit from the hilly centre of the Peninsula and there are lots of heavily wooded areas to explore. All manner of wild life also inhabits the area. Accommodation is readily available and you can book online using Trip Advisor or Home from Home an agency based in the Mumble. Self Catering and Hotels or B & B's.

Walk around the Mumbles and visit the old style Hardware shop in Newton Road and also the Fancy China and Household Goods shop also in Newton Road. The are several Boutiques as well and a great number of places where you can eat and have a drink, I would recommend Verdi's the Italian Cafe/Restaurant which is in an area known as Knab Rock Mumbles fairly close to the Pier. Verdi's offer a range of both Hot and Cold foods and also have Ice Creams to die for offering up to 30 flavours, be prepared to wait as the person in front makes their mind up but it's worth waiting for.

If you visit the Gower once you will return it's like smoking HARD TO GIVE UP!!
Your children will also love it.

Thank The_Original_Dodger
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Reviewed 27 June 2014

I've been to Cornwall, lots of times. I've been to Pembrokeshire, lots of times. I live in Devon most of the time. The Gower beats the lot. Secluded coves, wide sandy beaches, sand dunes, high cliffs, heathlands, salt marshes, brilliant sea fishing, stunning walks and all within a few miles radius. And if it chucks down with rain pop down the road to Swansea and if you like a real treat, have an ice cream at Joe's. It doesn't get much better than the Gower.

2  Thank IMPartialDevon
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Reviewed 26 June 2014

Fabulous views, excellent walking for all abilities
Oystermouth is worth a visit
Parking fees a little high

Thank Angela H
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Reviewed 26 June 2014

Lovely scenery . quite steep in places so not overly accessible. Rhossili was beautiful with warm waters. Be careful of jellyfish though.

1  Thank Christopher M
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Reviewed 25 June 2014

We saw the area at its best in a wonderfully sunny week, we spent 2 days exploring the highlights of the Gower. Our favourite places were: 1. Threecliff Bay, the wonderful walk from Southgate NT car park along the cliff tops to the viewpoint was magnificent. Sitting on the cliff tops in the sun just enjoying the view was special. We also got some good views form above the bay from the caravan park off the A 4118, you can drive down & pay about £3 to park your car & then walk down to get some super photos..2. Rhossili & the walk out to view the Worms Head. We also enjoyed Oxwich Bay, Port Eynon, the Mumbles & the drive across the moors above Reynoldston with lots of wild Welsh ponies. Only fees are parking fees.

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