Visiting Rhosili and South Gower Coast
Visit the beach of Rhosili, a 3 mile stretch of sand with expansive views of the coastline, or head further afield along the South Gower Coast. A perfect spot for a day at the beach, you can walk, swim, surf or even fly a kite. Wait until low tide for a rare sight. As the sea retreats, you may spot the remains of the Helvetia, shipwrecked in 1887, lying in the sand.
Things to do at Rhosili Down on the Gower
Rhosili Down is a lowland heath area and home to a variety of insects including the rare black bog ant. Walk up to Rhossili Down, the highest point on Gower, to feel on top of the world.
The panoramic views reach as far as West Wales, Lundy Island and the north Devon coast. Look out for the Old Rectory, our most popular holiday cottage for holiday makers.
From the shop and Visitor Centre there is a level walk along the grassy cliff top to the Old Coastguard Lookout. Sheep often graze on this headland. Look out for the black choughs and their bright orange beaks in this area.
There are over 15 hectares of wildflower meadows to explore which provide a rich source of food for pollinators over the summer.
If the tide is out, the adventurous can cross the rocky causeway to the tidal island of Worm’s Head. Grey seals can be seen lazing on the rocks below. Watch out for changes in the tide that cut the island off from the mainland.
Be brave and go in search of the Neolithic burial chambers, Bronze Age cairns and Iron Age forts that make their home along the coastline.
A family favourite - for dogs too
Keep the kids happy with eye-spy family trails from the shop. Be sure they pack their ‘50 Things’ list.
The Gower Peninsula is a popular destination for dog owners, with Rhosili beach allowing year-round access for dogs.
Rhosili offers something for everyone. With such a wide expanse of space there’s plenty of room too.
Rhosili and South Gower coast is an ancient landscape. Most visitors come to enjoy the beach and expansive views, yet beneath our feet lies an ancient land full of history and more discoveries still to be made.
Rhosili Bay, Gower, the site to one of our most unique shopping locations. With views across the 3 mile sandy beach, it’s a place like no other. With plenty of local treats and to enjoy or take back home. We also have plenty of choice for any last minute purchases to really make your day out the best it can be.
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