Reynoldston is a perfect location to use as a base to explore and discover Gower, the UK’s first designated area of outstanding natural beauty. It still amazes us how many people across the UK do not know about Gower’s beautiful scenery and fantastic beaches. There is so much to see and do that we hope you enjoy discovering the delights of the peninsula.
We have tried to include as many leaflets as possible regarding things to do on Gower. We have also listed below some of our favourite places to visit.
Cefn Bryn, a 5-mile long Old Red Sandstone ridge commonly called the 'backbone of Gower', is a dominant feature of the Gower landscape being the second highest point in the peninsula (186m). The name Cefn Bryn is Welsh, literally meaning ridge hill. Cefn Bryn gives a spectacular 360 degree around Gower and surrounding countryside, it is also the location of a large Neolithic monument called Arthur's Stone. There is car parking on the Bryn, it is rather rough but definitely worth it. To find the car park, follow the road past The King Arthur Pub and out of the village up the hill. The car park is three-quarters of a mile, at the top of the hill on the left.
There are many great views of Gower but the iconic one is from the village of Rhossili looking out to The Worms Head. We always take our family and friends to visit here and they are never disappointed!
There are 28 beaches (give or take) on the three coasts of Gower; some large others very small, some have car parks and loads of facilities and others are difficult to get to. We have listed some of our favourites, they are listed in order from the North-West to the South-East of Gower.
Broughton Bay – One of the lesser known beaches, three miles of sand leading to Whitford Burrows, an important site of ecological importance
Llangennith – From Worms head to the South and Burry Holms to the North, Llangennith is a fantastic beach, perfect for surfing.
Rhossili – Voted the best beach in the UK, the third best in Europe and the ninth in the World in 2013 according to the TripAdvisor website. Loads of parking, ice cream, National Trust shop and The Worms Head Hotel.
Port Eynon – Is safe, sandy and award winning, it's also suitable for watersports. Voted the Best British Beach in the 2011 Cadbury Flake 99 Great British Beach Awards. Port Eynon has both a Blue Flag and Seaside Award and a lifeguard is on duty from May to September.
Oxwich Bay – Large sandy stretch with lots on offer - sea, surf, dunes, salt marsh, shops - and it's easy to get to with plenty of parking.
Three Cliffs Bay – Quite difficult to park and then a twenty minute walk, some through sand-dunes, but definitely worth the effort!
Caswell Bay – Perfect for surfers in the right weather with a café right by the beach
Langland Bay – A family friendly beach with a coastal cliff top walk around to Caswell Bay. Excellent restaurant and coffee bar.
A number of leaflets are available in the cottage including information on the Gower Coast Path.
There are a number of excellent local pubs in the area, all who do excellent food. Our favourites are listed below.
King Arthur – Reynoldston
The Greyhound - Old Walls
The Brittania - Llanmadoc
The Kings Head - Llangennith