Chris Orange on the Gower Peninsula in Wales

Oxwich Bay

Oxwich Bay

The Remote Britain project team have just returned from their trip to the Gower Peninsula in Wales, in search of lesser known stretches of coastline. With famous, award winning beaches such as Rhossilli Bay receiving so much deserved attention (voted Wales’ best beach 2017 – Trip Advisers Travellers Choice Awards) it’s easy to overlook other locations which help make up the beautiful Gower Peninsula.

We hired a motorhome and took a trip to the lesser known Oxwich Bay, and found a stunning stretch of beach, a beautiful nature reserve and a tiny chocolate box style village with a fantastic campsite which was only a few minutes walk to the beach. On the days we visited we were treated to spectacular sunrises and sunsets, with the soft morning sun rising over the Bristol Channel, giving the beach hours of sunshine before setting over the nature reserve, behind the sand dunes that separate the bay from the small village. We were even able to park our motorhome on the beach front, which is a real bonus if you’re travelling in this way.

For those who enjoy walking, the coastal footpaths are excellent and connect the scattered bays along the Gower Peninsula to make up a stunning outdoor adventure along the coastline, and there’s even a bus service to get you home again if you walk too far!

For a small village, Oxwich is well catered for with a hotel, a small beach front restaurant, a general store and a fantastic, family run campsite which made us very welcome! We highly recommend Oxwich to you as a little gem of a beach for families in search of some sand and walkers of all abilities – it really is that good!


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