Our next line of Blog entries are all about the Gower coastline. We hear enough about Rhossili Bay endlessly due to it endless beauty and awards! However, the Gower coastline is also home to a lot of other Bays and Beaches, some small and private some pebbled and others with huge historical importance. So our next blog feature will bring you these beaches and all you need to know about them.
Langland Bay is a popular coastal holiday beach. The Bay is surrounded by bright beach huts which are all privately owned, but give the beach great character! The sandy beach has another smaller beach called Rotherslade Bay which becomes isolated at high tide. The big steps here are a sun-worshipper’s dream, a really sheltered sun trap.
Langland Bay is home to 6 very well looked after tennis courts. Langland Bay Golf Club also looks over the Bay, this 18 hole course can be challenging even for the best – with unpredictable coastal conditions! The Golf Club won Welsh Golf Club of the year in 2013.
Anyway.. back to the beach, popular with surfers – at a low tide Crab Island (reef) provides one of the best shaped and most powerful right hand waves in the country; however, many are put off by the fact that the wave breaks onto the exposed reef, so it is considered dangerous for novice surfers. Less able surfers might be better off trying ‘Saga Point’, ‘Middle Reef’ or ‘Rotherslade Lefts’ but there is always a danger from rocks so no head first dismounts people!
We recommend the Chai-tea Lattes at the Surf Side Cafes https://www.facebook.com/pages/Surfside-Cafe-official-site/108686775840951 for a post-surf warm up. Plus these cafes are dog-friendly too, a rareity on Gower 🙂
Caswell Bay is a large sandy beach which is flocked to by surfers all year around! Caswell takes its name from the stream that meanders its way through the Caswell valley and out along the beach!
There are some lovely cafe’s just on the brow of Caswell Bay. The beach has lifeguards on between May and September and it is a popular beach for rock-pooling and other sea and beach activities.
In 2006 the beach was named in the top 50 beaches in the UK, and as it stands we think that the beach is still pretty special. During low tide and a short walk around the headland to the west you will come onto Brandy Cove – but be sure to keep an eye on the tides.