Rhossili Bay

View map of beach Parking available Wales Coast Path - Gower National Trust Dog friendly

Season: autumn

Considered by many to be the jewel in the crown of The Gower Peninsula, Rhossili Bay is consistently included among Britain’s best beaches.  Acres of golden sand, set in a pristine natural environment and edged by the dragon-shaped Worm’s Head, make this a special place to visit at any time.  Take care when returning from The Worm’s Head.  It’s best not to take on the rising tide by trying to wade ashore, as the tide run is treacherous.  The beach is safe for swimming, but take care to avoid the protruding remains of the Norwegian barque, Helvetia, still buried in the sand since her demise in 1887.

Autumn visit photo gallery


Geoff’s testimony to Rhossili Bay, enjoyed over a lifetime.


Late afternoon above the beach at Rhossili Bay.

3 thoughts on “Rhossili Bay

  1. Becci

    The UK’s first Area of Natural Outstanding Beauty has so much to offer! Peacefulness, great surf. a family feel, dog-friendly all year and adventurous walks out to the infamous ‘Worm’.

  2. Helen

    I am so lucky to live where I do and I never take it for granted. Our house backs on to the Welsh coastal path and I have access to three amazing beaches, all within a short walking distance, Mewslade Bay, Fall Bay and Rhossili Bay. Nothing like walking the coastal path and beaches with the fresh salty air blowing the cobwebs away no matter the weather. It is beautiful all year round and a great mind healer. A lifetime of happy memories spent here and still making more.


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