A shingle beach with an upturned rowing boat in the foreground and people walking nestles between two rocky headlands. A small fishing boat is moored to a jetty. Out to sea a large tanker heads towards the horizon. A Gower beach near Gwelfor Holiday Cottage in Marloes

Gower Peninsula

 

The Gower Peninsula, situated on the Western coast of Wales beyond Swansea, was the first designated area of “Outstanding Natural Beauty”, within which its collection of superb little holiday cottages fits very comfortably. If you start at the Mumbles and venture west, you can enjoy 19 miles of stunning scenery and beautiful beaches. From the long golden sandy beach at Rhossili the Peninsula stretches out to the west, eventually reaching the peaceful bay at Pwll Du. The Peninsula is adored by walkers, bird lovers and, of course, surfers, with miles of golden beaches to choose from.

Holiday visitors to The Gower can choose from over a dozen beautiful beaches. To use the phrase ‘award winning’ is to underestimate the sheer number of awards these beaches have gathered over the years. including ‘One of the ‘Best 25 Beaches in the World’ according to The Sunday Times, while The Times weighs in with ‘The UK’s No.1 Dog-Friendly Beach.

The Gower Beaches also bristle with Green Coast and Blue Flag Awards in recognition of their cleanliness, water quality and beach services. Swansea Marina, Langland Bay, Caswell Bay, Mewslade, Bracelet Bay and Port Eynon all fly Blue Flags, while Pwl Du, Rhossili and Tor Bay all hold coveted Green Coast Awards.

 

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Cornflower at Headland Escape offers a unique seaside holiday experience along the Welsh Riviera, a luxurious yurt on a family-run glamping site at Lydstep Haven near the walled town of Tenby, Pembrokeshire, a pet-friendly holiday home with wood-burner, lantern ceiling, and insulated pine flooring.

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8
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4

Set in the Pembrokeshire Coast National Park is Gwelfor, a luxurious coastal cottage in Marloes. The sophisticated cottage enjoys access to the highlights of South Wales and Pembrokeshire and offers contemporary open-plan design, light-filled spaces, lovely grounds, a sea breeze and a wood burner.

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6
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3

Mor Awelon, in the charming village of Goodwick, has an upside-down design to capture the views of the Pembrokeshire countryside and the ocean beyond. Ultra-modern finishes define this rural holiday cottage near Fishguard while its balcony and lawned garden invite relaxation and socialising.

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Sleeps
6
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3

The charming, coastal cottage of Y Bwthyn sits in the heart of St. Davids, the smallest city in Wales. This spacious Pembrokeshire holiday cottage is both child-friendly and dog-friendly.

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6
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3

Y Bwthyn is a beautiful, family-friendly Pembrokeshire countryside cottage with a hot tub on a working farm a mile outside Llandissilio. It is a great place to explore the rural scenery on foot, by bike or car, or just to relax on the superb Gower Peninsula beaches.

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6
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3

Ty Gwilym Holiday Cottages are set in the heart of St Davids with three cottages for up to 2, 4 or 6. They are very close to the Cathedral and shops and within ten minutes of both the coastal path and beaches at Whitesand Bay and Caerfai Bay.

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The Gower is not just about beautiful beaches. Go mountain boarding at Weobley Castle, or 'Go-Ape’ on high-ropes and zip wires in the trees at the Margham Country Park. There is plenty of history to enjoy with ancient places of interest, among them Arthur’s Stone and Pennard Castle. The fossil hunter will find much to explore in the Gower caves which have delivered the oldest discovered human remains in Britain. Inland, Aberglasney House in Carmarthenshire's Tywi Valley has a garden that has not only been a source of inspiration to poets since 1477, but is recognised as "One of the finest gardens in Wales". Visit Oystermouth Castle, not just to explore this historic building, but also to enjoy the view overlooking the whole of Swansea Bay.

Surfers and bodyboarders will be happy spending their days in The Gower. Llangennith is recognised by The Guardian as one of the 'Top Ten Classic Surfing Beaches'. A little further along the coast Three Cliffs Bay has scooped up awards for the beauty of the views enjoyed when visiting it.