We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

“What a beach!”
Review of Rhossili Bay

Rhossili Bay
Ranked #1 of 5 things to do in Rhossili
Certificate of Excellence
More attraction details
Attraction details
Recommended length of visit: More than 3 hours
Owner description: **The car park is currently being redeveloped. The site remains open, but has a reduced capacity as a result.** Rhossili Bay lies at the western end of the beautiful Gower peninsula. 3 miles of golden sands, iconic landscapes including Worms Head and Rhossili Down and history everywhere- from neolithic through to the more recent, including home to Edgar Evans. Its a walker's dream with routes in all directions, including the Welsh coastal path. The beach is dog friendly all year round and the whole area is beautiful whatever the weather. Today, the National Trust cares for 2 of the 3 miles of the beach, Rhossili Down, and most of the coastline between Rhossili and Port Eynon. (26 miles of Gower coastline in total). The landscape is free. The village of Rhossili also contains other private businesses- The Worms Head Hotel, The Bay Bistro, Sam's Surf Shack, Coastal Surf And Gifts, The Causeway (cafe) and Rhossili Gallery. The car park is free overnight and free to members during the day. Non members are currently charged £4 per day (car). All profits from the car park go towards keeping the area beautiful. Please note that the toilets are owned and operated by Swansea Council.
Reviewed 3 August 2014

This has got to be one of the most beautiful beaches in the UK. There is a short walk to the beach but it is so worth it. If you don't want to go down to the beach then you can walk over to Worm's Head. The tidal advice is posted at the life Guard Station. The thing that is so wonderful about this beach is how pristine clean and how noticeable it is to see people returning home with their litter. We love this place!

1  Thank kenyantrains
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Write a ReviewReviews (1,558)
Traveller rating
Traveller type
Time of year
Language
  • More languages

675 - 679 of 1,558 reviews

Reviewed 3 August 2014

If you like sea, sand and surf, then this beach is for you. The sun doesn't always shine but that does not matter when before you is a beach ranked in the top 10 in the world. In addition to the beach are the cliff top walks with views across Carmarthen Bay and most of all the beautiful sunsets that occur during the Summer months. At the headland you will find Worms Head which becomes an island as the tide comes in but is accessible, with care, at low tide. The local geology is wonderful and the limestone is bent and folded creating some superb features in the rocks. There are also rock pools, where inquisitive children can find a whole host of sea creatures in their natural habitat. A great place to spend the day or evening just relaxing. Enjoy.

1  Thank JeffreyMartin2014
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Reviewed 3 August 2014

Very beautiful bay, just as said the best bay in UK. Idea place for walking. Although the bus is quite crowd and alway late. It is possible to get the worms head in Rhossili, but I felt very tired after did this. The beach is nice, water is clean and warm.

Thank Xiaozhou L
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Reviewed 1 August 2014

Very idyllic beach - voted 9th best in the world - although the toilets are a 15 minute walk away through the sand dunes, and if you have a bad hip as I do, then it's a bit of an inconvenience. Great place for surfers and learning how to surf. Nice breeze in hot weather too. Lovely sandy beach with pebbles and lots of sand dunes.

Thank csmith502
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Reviewed 1 August 2014

I can't it took me so long to come here! On days when other beaches near more populated areas would have been crowded, this enormous beach remained sparsely peopled. The sea was relatively warm, the waves were fun to jump about (and surf on, judging by the number of people with boards), and the beach was clean. Many places to explore - great walks and beautiful views.

Thank Kettlewitch
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC

Travellers who viewed Rhossili Bay also viewed

Swansea, Swansea County
Swansea, Swansea County
 
Rhossili, Swansea County
Swansea, Swansea County
 

Been to Rhossili Bay? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Owners: What's your side of the story?

Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more.

Claim Your Listing