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Foxhole Cove & Hunts Bay

Foxhole Cove

Foxhole Cove is a small beach below village of Southgate, which divides into two smaller coves on the high tide. At mid to low tide it is sandy, and is backed by rocks and high limestone cliffs. Both parts of the beach can be reached via steep paths down from the coastal path. A National Trust car park (attended / P&D) is situated on the cliff top, and facilities here include toilets and a coffee shop.

East of Foxhole is the headland of High Tor, beneath which lies Minchin Hole - one of the Gower's largest caves. Fifty yards long and lying above the high water mark, it can be reached at most stages of the tide. To find it, take the steep path descending the west side of the tor, skirting around to the east. A deep zawn leads to the cave's entrance.

Further to the east is Hunts Bay (also known as Deep Slade), which was once sandy but is now a wide bay of limestone rocks, shingle and some small patches of coarse gravelly sand. It is backed by low boulder clay cliffs with limestone headlands to either side.

The beach at mid-tideThe beach at mid-tide
Hunts BayHunts Bay
Minchin HoleMinchin Hole
The beach at mid-tide
The beach at mid-tide
Hunts Bay
Hunts Bay
Minchin Hole
Minchin Hole
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