Rhossili Bay and South Gower Coast, Gower
A glorious three mile stretch of sandy beach in South Wales, with spectacular views of the peninsula and the mainland.
This is the perfect spot for a classic day at the beach. Walk, swim, surf or fly a kite – and wait around until low tide for a rare sight. As the sea retreats, the remains of the Helvetia, shipwrecked in 1887, can still be seen lying in the sand.
Walk up to Rhossili Down, the highest point on Gower, to feel on top of the world. The panoramic views include West Wales, Lundy Island and the north Devon coast.
If you want to venture further afield, cross the rocky causeway to the tidal island of Worms Head, where grey seals can be seen lazing on the rocks below. Or you can go in search of the Neolithic burial chambers, Bronze Age cairns and Iron Age forts that make their home along the coastline.
Keep the kids happy with eye-spy family trails from Rhossili shop and visitor centre. Be sure they pack their ‘50 Things’ list too!