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Where is The Gower Peninsula?
The Gower Peninsula is a region in Wales that provides some of the most beautiful natural scenery and wildlife habitats in the UK.
If you’re looking for an exciting staycation this summer, why not plan to visit The Gower Peninsula? It has plenty to offer and makes for an amazing family holiday close to home.
In this blog post we will discuss what you can do there, as well as provide tips on how to get around and where to stay.
Where To Stay In The Gower Peninsula?
The Gower Peninsula has a wide variety of landscapes, from beautiful beaches such as Llangennith to cliff walking at Whiteford Sands. The area also provides some wonderful bird watching opportunities and is home to many rare species.
Stay within this region for your staycation or venture out into other parts of Wales with our tips below!
We visited the Seren Retreat, this incredible glamping site with high hopes and were so pleased that they were met and exceeded. With a beautifully decorated warm yurt and six acres of ancient oak woodlands, two beautiful horses and some cheeky goats roaming around, what more can you ask for?
We popped out for one day to complete a 13-mile Macmillan hike and returned back to a magical experience – rain or shine, this place is an oasis of nature and natural beauty. We explored the woodlands and had bbq’s every day, a world away from busy city life.
We had a very peaceful and relaxing time, giving us time to reflect on life in our beautiful surroundings. On the Sunday after the hike we spent it in bed with the fireplace on and making marshmallow cakes, whilst it rained outside, it was quite a relaxing experience listening the rain fall onto the yurt.
Top Tip | Bring bedding/ pillow covers and wellies (it’s Wales, it’ll rain at some point). Use the unoccupied futons to thicken/ soften the ones you’re sleeping on – perfect for couples going staying here! Most importantly – Mind your head!
Final thoughts: Makes you want to buy a farm and live in the wild the rest of your days. Sad to leave but excited to return.
We highly recommend it! A+++
A nice relaxing video of the rain, turn your audio on!
What To Visit In The Gower Peninsula?
Some of the top attractions in the Gower Peninsula include:
- Rhossili Beach & Worms Head
- Three Cliffs Bay
- Oxwich Bay
- Mumbles Pier
You can also book a getaway to the beautiful Penllergare Valley Woods which is home to a historic landscape that is gradually being restored.
It’s a picturesque and romantic location created by John Dillwyn Llewelyn in the 19th century. It is run by The Penllergare Trust – a small charity – and open daily from 10am – 4pm.
Try to visit Clyne Gardens, a beautiful blooming park that houses rare plant species and a display of national collections. It’s a prestigious park that also boasts green flag status, making it a great sanctuary for people who want to escape the hustle and bustle of the city.
Looking for something a little different? Macmillan now host a Mighty Hike through the Gower Peninsula in July. Raise money for a great cause and go on an incredible tour on a 13 mile journey to see the most breathtaking views Gower has to offer. Check their website for more details and our journey preparing for the hike and what to bring here.
The Star Beaches
Here you can truly experience some of the most breathtaking beaches around. With towering cliffs and Worm’s Head situated on one end, and magnificent dunes on the other, there’s plenty to explore.
Paragliders often enjoy Rhossili Downs for it’s great ridge-soaring updrafts, while visitors flock to Three Cliffs Bay for its natural beauty. It’s not ideal for swimmers, so it’s best explored by foot.
There’s also the Pennard Pill river that cuts deep into the hillside before moving to the bay area close to Pennard Castle.
The Secret Beaches
Behind the beautiful Three Cliffs you’ll find Pobbles Bay, so it’s often a bit overlooked. It’s beautiful and ideal for anyone who wants to explore the absolute beauty of these beaches.
Mewslade Bay is tucked between Rhossili and Worm’s Head and is the least visited of all beaches and accessible after you manage to go over the dunes from the side of Broughton Bay from the northwest.
There are plenty of glamping sites nearby and this makes for the perfect getaway in the Gower Peninsula. The Seren Retreat is one of these and definitely stood out to us. It’s less than a 20-minute drive from Caswell Bay and offers a private meadow with an ancient oak woodland – pure magic! It’s right in the middle of the Gower Peninsula, near the Glamorgan beaches, with comfortable yurt accommodation.
Where To Eat In The Gower Peninsula?
If you’re in Oxford Bay, Wales, be sure to visit the Beach House, a AA Restaurant of the Year. Chef Griffith is an absolute master of local cuisine and uses fresh ingredients to prepare a host of dishes daily.
Another gem is the Cliff Restaurant in Gower, offering a stylish yet relaxed atmosphere with amazing seasonal and local dishes. It’s just a short walk from Three Cliffs Bay.
If you are in the mood for a family-friendly, traditional village pub, visit Beaufort Arms set in a stunning 600-year old building. It also has a children’s play area so it’s perfect for the whole family.
If you decide to stay at the Seren Retreat, it comes with a gas stove and fridge so you can cook meals for yourself.
These are just a few of the great places to visit when you plan your holiday to the Gower Peninsula. From magnificent views to great glamping sites and family-friendly dining, the Gower Peninsula is definitely a great place to visit in Wales.
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