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The sunset over Rhosili Bay on the Gower Peninsula, Wales. The beach can be seen in the distance and in the foreground three visitors walk along the cliff edge.
Rhosili Bay on the Gower Peninsula | © National Trust Images/Chris Lacey

Explore the UK's first designated Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty. The Gower Peninsula in South Wales has a beautifully diverse landscape with golden beaches, salt marsh and countryside teeming with wildlife.

Things to see and do in Gower

A young visitor in an orange t-shirt flying a kite on the beach at Rhosili and South Gower Coast
Flying a kite on the beach at Rhosili and South Gower Coast | © National Trust Images/Chris Lacey
Coasts and beaches in Gower
Learn more about what to see and do on a visit to Gower in South Wales, from swimming and sandcastle building in Rhosili Bay to hiking around Penmaen Burrows and Nicholaston.Explore coasts and beaches in Gower
Visiting Rhosili and South Gower
A scenic spot for coastal walks, water sports and wildlife. With 3 miles of sandy beach there’s plenty of space for the whole family to play in the sand or fly a kite.Plan your visit to Rhosili and South Gower
Cwm Ivy on the North Gower coast
There are two bird hides – Cheriton hide and Monterey hide, located either side of Cwm Ivy salt marsh, which also forms part of the wider Whiteford National Nature Reserve.Plan your visit to Cwm Ivy

Our work in Gower

Group of young adults walking through a sunflower field in summer, with sea in the background
Visitors enjoying the spectacular display of sunflowers at Rhosili, South Gower | © National Trust Images/Chris Lacey
Our work at Rhosili
Rhosili has thrived in recent years thanks to our wildlife-friendly farming practices. By planting traditional arable crops and wildflower meadows, we have helped improve biodiversity and provide food sources for bees, butterflies and flocks of overwintering birds. Learn more about our work in Gower
Our work at Cwm Ivy
Cwm Ivy marsh on the North Gower coast, is a salt marsh teeming with wildlife. It supports a thriving ecosystem from tiny, rare snails to grass snakes, otters, and bats. Learn more about our work at this special habitat near Whiteford sand dunes.Learn more about Cwm Ivy

Places to stay in Gower

Exterior of The Old Rectory, West Gower, Swansea
The old rectory in Rhosili | © National Trust Images / Mike Henton
Holiday cottages in South Wales
From coastal cottages with stunning sea views to secluded woodland locations there’s a holiday cottage for everyone on Gower.Find a holiday cottage in South Wales
View of Powis Castle, perched above its terraced gardens, Powys, Wales, in autumn.

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A Celtic land with an industrial past steeped in myth, legend, poetry and song. Croeso i Gymru.

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Rhosili and South Gower Coast 

Beautiful and breathtaking views on the Gower peninsula

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Whiteford and North Gower 

The quiet north Gower coast with its extensive saltmarsh and dunes


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