Southgate to Three Cliffs Bay walk

Walking trail

Enjoy spectacular views over Gower and South Pembrokeshire, and picnic on one of Gower's most iconic beaches, with a view of Pennard Castle ruins which could be taken straight from a Hollywood movie.

View of Three Cliffs Bay from Southgate


Map of Southgate to Three Cliffs Bay walk


Southgate car park, grid ref: SS554874


From the car park bear right and follow the path as it winds its way along the coastal slope. Look out for the limestone soil loving flowers that make a wonderful display in spring.

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Continue along the coast as you leave the houses of West Cliff behind you until you gradually begin to go downhill.


You will gradually descend into the sand area of the dunes of Three Cliffs Bay.

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Continue down until you reach the bottom and enjoy your picnic! If you fancy a further stroll then continue to the river and cross the stepping stones.

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Three Cliffs Bay, grid ref: SS535879

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Southgate to Three Cliffs Bay walk


Follows the coastal footpath, with a downhill section to the bay, so you may want to take it easy on the way back up. Dogs are welcome, but please keep on leads as livestock are present.A walk through a wooded valley, including muddy woodland floors and an uneven stony path. The walk starts with a steep descent into the valley and ends by climbing back up the same hill. The beach at the halfway point has a pebble ridge. Dogs welcome.

Southgate to Three Cliffs Bay walk

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Southgate to Three Cliffs Bay walk

How to get here

South Gower Coast
By train

By train: Swansea or Gowerton.  Bishopstone is then 6 miles/9.6km (15 minutes) by road

By road
By car: From Swansea follow B4436 to Pennard, then follow signposts for Southgate.  Pass the golf course and through the village to the car park, post code: SA3 2DH
By bus
By bus: Service 15 to Pennard, Quadrant Bus Station, Swansea, walk to Southgate. See Traveline Cymru
Southgate to Three Cliffs Bay walk

Facilities and access

  • Parking in Southgate Car Park (NT): fee payable, NT members free; or street parking
  • Dogs welcome, on leads near livestock
  • Toilets in Southgate
  • Shop and coffee shop in Southgate
  • Paths on Pennard Cliffs suitable for pushchairs
  • Some paths on Pennard Cliffs suitable for wheelchairs
  • Disabled parking at Southgate Car Park (NT): fee payable, NT members free