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“Deserving of it's reputation”
Review of Rhossili Bay

Rhossili Bay
Ranked #1 of 5 things to do in Rhossili
Certificate of Excellence
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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 10 August 2014

I visited Rhossili Bay during a recent holiday and I must say it is totally deserving of it being voted 9th best beach in the world, 3rd best beach in Europe and the best beach in the UK. When going into the sea there did not seem to be any hidden ledges, so reassuring when you have young children going into the water, although the waves were fairly high which were being used by surfers and body boarders. Due to the vast size of the beach you'll can always find a spot on the beach to sit and soak up the views, as it is never over crowded. If sitting on the beach is not your thing you can walk over the hills which form the back drop to the bay and the views from here are amazing and at low tide a walk out to Worms Head (make sure you book in and out at the coast guard hut) which is another great walk with great views of the bay, however the walk across the causeway is not the easiest and not ideal for dogs. There is quite a climb down to the beach from the car park in Rhossili, although there is easier access half way up the beach from another car park in Llangennith, but this is the other side of the hills, but you then only need to walk through the sand dunes to gain access to the beach. An awesome beach that is a must visit.

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Reviewed 8 August 2014

We were staying a few miles down the road and decided to drive West to see what we would find and by sheer luck run out of road and found Rhossilli bay. The views are unbelievable and absolutely stunning. As for the beach, its just amazing. Once onto the sand there is hardly a stone to be found or seen. The waves seemed to be perfect too for body boarding or just diving/jumping into.

I'm sure its placebo but the water seemed warmer too! Having the most local beaches to me being Bournemouth & Sandbanks, this beach just blows them out of the water. It truly is divine.

Be warned though the walk down to the beach takes 5 minutes and its very steep, after a long day of running, swimming and playing the walk up felt like it was 30 minutes. I wouldn't recommend it to OAP's but there is a bench half way to sit on and recover, but it is very steep!

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Reviewed 8 August 2014

Beatiful scenic location, that feels like it is in another world! Well worth a visit for an evening of sunset watching although the climb down to the beach and back is hard work if you are not an active person. Car park at the top is charged for but depends on the day whether someone is there to take the £3 payment. Also access to Worms Head when the tide goes out.

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Reviewed 6 August 2014

UK's no1 Europe's no3 World's no9 - well you have to see it to believe. The views are fantastic -Rhossili cliff ,Worms Head on one side of the 3 mile long beach with golden sand, bones of shipwreck Helvetia (1887) poking out from sand at low tide and sand dunes across the whole beach. Surfing,swimming,para gliding,sailing ,walking ,picnicking on the sand dunes the activities are many. Though you have to walk a little bit on sandy path to reach the beach from parking area it is worth it. At high tide the rocky cause-way to Worms Head is submerged and it becomes an island. The tide approaches fast and precaution has to be taken for walking to Worms Head. The water is clean so also the beach. It is heartening to see people carrying back the litters.

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Reviewed 5 August 2014

3 miles of beautiful beach, warm water, gentle surf, fabulous views and hardly any people. Please don't come here!!

Thank Kerry F
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