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Massive beach with everything to offer
Rhossili Bay (West Glamorgan)
Member Name: JakCal
Rhossili Bay (West Glamorgan)
Advantages: Variety of activities
Disadvantages: No on beach facilities
I have lived close to Rhossili bay for most of my life and i have to say its one of my favorite beaches.
Located at the western most point of the Gower peninsula in South Wales this bay stretches from the north of the peninsula all the way to the south. The Village of Llangenith is at the north of the bay and the beach at that end takes its name.
Rhossili is the village on the south of gower and again lends its name to that end of the beach. The beach is 4 miles long, and is bracketed by the island of Burry Holmes on the north side, to the world famous spit of Worms Head to the south. Both are accessable by foot at low tide, across causeways exposed, although you will have to be sure to cross back before the tide comes in. If someone is stranded on Worms Head then air rescue is summoned, with the bill often being passed to the person being rescued - and no doubt that doesn't often come cheap!!
The beach is a sand one and is popular with locals and tourists alike. the entrances next to the car park can get busy in the summer, although a short walk will find you ample space. Car parking is available at both ends of the beach for a small fee, although be prepared to take a short 5 minute walk to get from the car park to the beach. Although there are public buses servicing both villages these are irregular and I would not recomend getting one. There is a camp site at Llnagenith, but they get very busy on bank holiday weekends and during the summer.
There are no on beach facilities - an inconvience or blessing? In my view it would detract from the natural beautyof the area. There are toilet facilities and a cafe at the beach car parks in both north and south of the beach, although with the walk back you may wish to take what you want with you to the beach.
To the north of the beach there are endless sand dunes to explore and for children to play in, and to the south a hill towers above you. Although very steep this can be walked up for the fitter amoungst us, and is worth it for the views from the peak.
Llangenith beach is the top surfing and watersports spot in wales. The waves here are the most regular around the Gower. However there are no lifeguard patrolling the beach so this isn't the spot to leave you children unattended. Local fisherman also frequent the beach and i often see them reeling in their catch of the day. The large beach is inviting for kite surfers and other on land activities also.
Whether your looking to relax and sunbathe, for watersports, a gentle stroll or for scenery this bay has something to offer everyone of all ages. If your in the area this is the place to go.
I can't give this bay anything less than a dooyoo rating of 5 stars.
Summary: A must visit venue when on Gower
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