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Rhossili

Rhossili Bay is a 3½ mile long beach at the far western end of the Gower peninsula. The southern half is known as Rhossili, and the northern half as Llangennith. It is one of the best surf beaches in Wales, at its best before the high tide. The beach consists of fine golden sand backed by a grass bank with some shingle. At the southern end of the beach is the promontory of Worm's Head, accessible by a causeway for about 2½ hours either side of low tide. Anyone planning to walk out to Worm's Head should first report to the Coastwatch Centre at Rhossili.

Parking is at an attended car park in Rhossili village from where access to the beach is a long walk down a concrete path with steps. Several wrecks can be seen at low tide, including the barques Vennerne (wrecked in 1894) and the much photographed Helvetia (wrecked in 1887). Dogs are allowed on the beach at all times.

Rhossili village has good facilities including toilets, a cafe, visitor centre/shop, a surf shop and a pub (The Worms Head Hotel) which has outdoor seating with views over the bay. Behind the beach is Rhossili Down, which at 632 feet high is the highest point on the Gower. It's a popular venue for hang-gliders and a superb place to watch the sun setting over Carmarthen Bay.

Rhossili is a good 15 miles drive from Swansea along narrow and winding Gower roads, which can be very stressful on hot days or other busy periods.

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Rhossili Beach
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