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Blue Pool Bay

Blue Pool Bay

Blue Pool Bay (also known as Blue Pool Corner) is a secluded bay at the far western end of the Gower peninsula. At its southern end is the Three Chimneys rock arch where gold doubloons from an 18th century shipwreck have been found, but the beach's main attraction is a large natural rockpool deep enough to jump into from the rocks above.

The nearest parking is at Broughton (Grid Ref: SS416925), reached by taking Burrows Lane (straight ahead) at the mini-roundabout in Llangennith. The car park is usually free, but a fee may be charged at peak times. From here take the coastal path to Bluepool, which is well signposted. Access to the shore involves negotiating a steep path and rocks at the northern end of the beach. On some low tides it is possible to walk along the shore from Broughton Bay - this being the easiest way to get here. It's best to visit this beach within an hour or two of low tide as the sand is completely covered outside this time. Just offshore, the Loughor channel has strong currents, especially at low to mid-tide, and sea swimming can be dangerous.

The coast path is emblazoned with wildflowers in summer, particularly harebell, bloody cranesbill, rest harrow and rockrose. Dogs are allowed at all times, although getting them down the rocks may be difficult.

There are no facilities here, but nearby Llangennith has a pub (The King's Head) which serves food and is very popular with surfers. PJ's surf shop is situated just opposite.

The Blue Pool
The Blue Pool
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