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Port Eynon Bay

◆ Horton ◆ Port Eynon ◆ Salthouse Mere ◆

Port Eynon Bay

One of the more westerly Gower beaches, Port Eynon is a wide, sandy bay backed by dunes. The central area, backed by the village is known as Port Eynon (top) and the eastern end as Horton. Still further east are plenty of streams and rock-pools. On the far south-western end of the bay, are the remains of a building called the Salt House, where salt was extracted from sea water. Just west of this is Salt House Mere - a secluded cove of sand and rocks about 200 yards wide. Beyond it the shore becomes completely rocky.

Port Eynon Bay is quite sheltered and good for swimming, and patrolled by lifeguards during the summer. Dog restrictions apply from the eastern edge of the steps to the beach at Port Eynon to the eastern edge of the access at Horton from May to September inclusive. P&D car parks with toilets ♿ are located at both Port Eynon and Horton.

Facilities at Port Eynon include cafes, a pub, a surf shop and a camp site.

Port Eynon is a good 12 miles from Swansea along the Gower's narrow and winding roads, which can get busy on a hot day and maybe not what you need if you've already had a long drive. The photos were taken at low tide.

Horton Beach
Horton Beach
Salthouse Mere
Salthouse Mere
Horton and Port Eynon
Horton and Port Eynon
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