Rhossili Bay beach

Voted Britain's Best Beach and 9th in the World by TripAdvisor, Rhossili Bay has 3 miles of gorgeous sand and coastline.
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Family friendly Nearest car park approx. 400m Public transport approx. 400m Refreshments approx. 400m Toilets in car park / nearby Accessible toilet Suitable for watersports Dogs allowed all year Walk may include rough terrain / be difficult to reach


Where to start! Rhossili Bay is the first beach to be awarded Britain’s Best Beach by TripAdvisors Travellers’ Choice for the second year running, not to mention the 3rd best beach in Europe and 9th best in the world! Quite an accolade when you think that the competition includes Australia, Bermuda and Brazil. The awards cabinet is really filling up, as Rhossili has also been described as ‘The supermodel of British beaches’ by The Independent and has also won accolades from UK Travel Writers and awards for being the best spot to have a picnic! And not forgetting our four legged friends, The Times nominated Rhossili as ‘The UK's No.1 dog-friendly beach’. So, it’s pretty much universally agreed that you won’t find a more beautiful spot in the UK (and who are we to argue!).

So what’s all the fuss about? Well, you will find 3 miles of sandy shore, encompassing one of Gower’s most famous landmarks, Worms Head; watersports and in particular surfing, benefit from the Atlantic swell, whilst sand-castle builders benefit from the fine golden sand. The views are incomparable and are best enjoyed from one of the many walking routes, which feature the beach, Worm’s Head and the cliffs, you may even see some basking seals or dolphins playing in the surf. And of course, Rhossili Bay is part of the Gower Coast Path.

So how do you get there? Rhossili Bay is accessed via steps from the small village of Rhossili. It is a fair way down, and unfortunately there is no access by wheelchair this way. The breathtaking views are definitely worth the walk. Catch it on a sunny day and don’t forget your camera!

Parking, public transport and refreshments are all located roughly 400m from the bay itself.

Stay Safe!
When crossing over to Worm's Head, please report to the Coastwatch Centre before you go. If your return journey is cut off by high tide, it is very important that you do not attempt to swim back to shore.

If surfing at Rhossili, watch out for shipwrecks below the waterline.

Postal address:
Rhossili,
Gower
SA3 1PP

Email address:
@ tourism@swansea.gov.uk

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Awards

TripAdvisor Travellers Choice® 2013

TripAdvisor Travellers Choice® 2013

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