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Broughton Bay

The Beaches of Wales
by Alistair Hare
Out 17 Sept
A complete guide to every beach and cove around the coast of Wales. Information and photos of almost 500 beaches. An essential guide.
Broughton Bay

Broughton Bay (pronounced 'Bruffton') is a wide sandy bay at the far end of the Gower peninsula. It consists of clean, fine sand backed by dunes with caravan parks at both ends. To the north is Whiteford Sands, which can be reached along the shore at most stages of the tide, while to the south is a small sheltered cove. A car park is situated at Broughton Burrows (Grid Ref: SS416925), reached by taking the Broughton turning at the mini-roundabout in Llangennith. The car park is usually free, but a fee may be charged at peak times. From here you can walk to Broughton beach, Bluepool corner or Rhossili Bay. Dogs are allowed at all times.

Surf can be good from mid to high tide, especially when Llangennith gets too big. At low tide there are dangerous estuarial currents and there can be strong rips so it's not a beach for beginners. There are both left and right hand breaks and long boards are recommended.

Cove at the south end of Broughton Bay
Cove at the south end of Broughton Bay
Between Broughton and Whiteford
Between Broughton and Whiteford
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