Gower Coastal Tour
Experience an unforgettable, Full Day Gower Tour to Britain's first Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty.
We will take you on an astounding adventure along the Gower Coast and show you some of its most prized possessions. The south coastline stretches over 19 Miles and includes 6 Miles of Award Winning Blue Flag Beaches, Spectacular Cliff Top Views and Landmarks renowned Worldwide . While travelling Through Gower's Picturesque Villages and Quiet Country Lanes, we will show you scenery you will never forget.
Your day will commence with pick up from your specified Destination of Departure, Swansea Train Station/Swansea Bus Station. (Pick ups from Cardiff are availably on request. Minimum numbers apply. Subject to additional Fees. Please Contact Us.)
Immediately you will be able to enjoy the view as we travel alongside the vast, stretching and Golden Sands of Swansea Bay, heading towards Mumbles.
Also Known as the Gateway to the Gower this beautiful Fishing Village, known for its Heroic Lifeboat Crew, offers uninterrupted Views over Oystermouth Bay. As we pass through this beautiful Village, complete with local boutiques, we follow the coastal road past the Lifeboat Station and Pier until we arrive at Bracelet Bay. We will take a 10 minute photo break of Bracelet Bay and Mumbles lighthouse.
A short drive then takes you onto Langland Bay and Caswell Bay. Recognised for their popularity with surfers and recreationalists alike, these popular beaches currently hold awards for Blue Flag Beaches making them some of the finest Gower has to offer.
From Caswell and Langland our journey takes us through the idyllic villages of Bishopston and Kittle, to the peaceful village of Pennard. This popular Gower village with its spectacular cliff top views was also the home of the poet Vernon Watkins a close friend of Dylan Thomas. Here we will stop for a 10 min photo opportunity where you can capture unforgettable images of this beautiful place and surrounding area.
Three Cliffs is the next stop on the tour, delving into the heart of Gower. Three Cliffs takes its name from the three sea cliffs that jut out into the bay. A 30 min optional walk offers spectacular cliff top views and amazing photo opportunities over this heritage land, arguably some of the best views in Britain.
Your local guides will then whisk you off on your journey past Oxwich Bay, through hidden country lanes, (known to locals as 'Penny Hitch'), and up to the summit of Cefn Bryn Common, (Gowers Sturdy Spine). Here you are presented with a 360 degree viewpoint over Carmarthenshire, Pembrokeshire and of course the award winning landscape of the Gower Peninsula.
A 45 min walking allocation gives you the opportunity to step back in time and take in the mystical atmosphere of King Arthur's Stone, one of the Seven Wonders of Gower. For those of you that don't wish to walk out to the Stone, just sit back relax and take in the sights of the panoramic views and surrounding scenery.
Port Eynon is the next stop on the itinerary. Another of Gower's Blue Flag Beaches, this 2 mile stretch shows a contrast of Golden Sandy Beach across to Horton, against the rugged rocky terrain, (thought to be caused due to the dredging of sand from the British Channel), leading out to the remains of the old Salt House.
A 30 min stop gives you the opportunity to browse the local seaside shops or walk on the easily accessible beach, all whilst enjoying the fantastic views.
From here we head on a 10 minute journey to the highlight of the tour...Rhossili, which we are sure will more than meet your expectations. Here we will stop for 1hr 30mins and allow you to take in all that is Gower. Our local guides will be on hand whether to pass on their knowledge and history of the area or simply point you in the right direction. Have a Gower Cream tea or Lunch in the Worm's Head Hotel or Bay Bistro. Browse in the Beach shop or National Trust Shop, take a stroll down to Rhossili Bay or along the cliff top, out to The Worm's Head itself, or, find a spot and borrow a picnic blanket off us and be whisked away into the ambiance of this peaceful and scenic location. The views and sights in Rhossili are truly breathtaking and ones you'll cherish forever.
Our journey now takes us over to the North Side of the peninsula through the tranquil country lanes of Burry and over to Llanmadoc Hill. We will have a 10 minute stop for you to take pictures of this panoramic view allowing you to see the contrast between the rugged and rocky coastline of the South Side of the Peninsula, against that of the estuary and Salt Marshes of North Gower. It is on this note that we find ourselves at our next destination.
Weobley Farm and Castle with views over these beautiful natural Salt Marshes, complete with Farm produce shop including the famous Award Winning Gower Salt Marsh Lamb, is a favourite of ours. Buy some local produce or speak to the local farmer Mr. Pritchard, who is always on hand to divulge in the history of The Salt Marshes and of course....Weobley Castle. This 14th Century Castle, (thought to have been fortified before 1304), is a magnificent example of a building. Having been attacked by Owain Glyndwr towards the end of the 15th Century, Weobley Castle stood tall & proud, leaving this wondrous sight still here today.
From Weobley Castle we come to the end of our journey and head back home through Penclawdd. This typical Northern Gower village is renowned for its cockle industry. Originally picked by women in the 1970's whose husbands were unfit for work, this thriving industry has been modernised through modern day machinery, and now, the cockles of Penclawdd are exported worldwide. As we continue along the peninsula road you can see the cockle filled marshes of Penclawdd and High rising Loughor Estuary as we head back to your chosen destination.