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Foxhole Cove & Hunts Bay

Foxhole Cove

Foxhole 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 a coffee shop / store with toilets.

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.

Hunts Bay (also known as Deep Slade) lies to the east, between the headlands of High Tor and Pwlldu Head. It was once sandy, but is now a wide bay of limestone rocks, shingle and some small patches of coarse gravelly sand backed by low boulder clay cliffs. Just around the point to the west is Bacon Hole - one of the Gower's biggest, but not particularly interesting caves (Grid Ref: SS560868 / Lat 51.5620°N, Lon : 4.0777°W). To find it, walk around the point at low tide, and up the steeply sloping rocks towards what appears to be a large overhang. This is the entrance to Bacon Hole.

Foxhole (west) at mid-tide
Foxhole (west) at mid-tide
Hunts Bay
Hunts Bay
Minchin Hole
Minchin Hole
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