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Fall Bay & Mewslade Bay

Fall Bay

Fall Bay (above) and Mewslade Bay are two beaches south of Rhossili, on the far western end of the Gower peninsula. Fall Bay is the more westerly of the two, lying east of Tears Point, whilst Mewslade is bounded to the west by Thurba Head. The beaches are sand backed by high limestone cliffs, and are good for escaping the crowds on other Gower beaches and also quite sheltered for sunbathing. At low tide it is possible to walk between the two, but at high tide the beaches are mostly covered. Access is from the coastal path, or by taking one of the footpaths leading south from Rhossili. The nearest parking is an attended car park at Rhossili, where there are good facilities including toilets, cafes and ice-cream shops and a surf shop.

Both beaches are popular surf spots, at their best around low to mid-tide with a good swell. They tend to be flat in summer, but can get busy when they work. Submerged rocks and rips can be a hazard, and these beaches are not for beginners. Dogs are allowed at all times.

Warning : Adders are common around this part of the Gower; take care if walking off the main paths.

Surf (and rips) at Mewslade
Surf (and rips) at Mewslade
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