Three Cliffs Bay is one of the most picturesque bays on Gower, with the area to the east of the distinctive headland being known as Pobbles Bay. The closest parking is at Penmaen or Southgate. At Penmaen there is (free) parking either in a small lay-by on the south side of the road, or on Cefn Bryn common on the north side (just across the cattle grid). Public footpaths lead from here to Three Cliffs and Tor Bay. Alternatively, at Southgate there is a car park (attended / P&D) on the cliffs from where the coastal path can be followed (about ¾mile) to the beach. Another option is to take the public footpath which begins at Pennard Golf Club and leads down to Pobbles Bay, but parking nearby is difficult.
The beach is sandy with dunes, high limestone cliffs and a small pebble bank. The Pennard Pill snakes its way across the beach and is crossed by the coastal path by means of stepping stones. Dangerous rips can occur near the Pill on an ebbing tide, and also in surf conditions, but on calm days away from the river, swimming is generally safe. It's a good location for a day out, and there's plenty to explore. Dogs are allowed on this beach at all times and lifeguards patrol end of May to early September (10am - 6pm) during weekends and school holidays only.
Just inland on the eastern side are the ruins of Pennard Castle.