We’ve got an extra special blog feature today. The big boss himself, Matt Sims, is sharing one of his favourite UK destinations. This lesser known, beautiful stretch of coast caught his eye during his recent trip. I’ll let him take over…
Our first trip to the Gower Peninsula
Surprisingly close to us in Bristol is an often-overlooked hidden gem. Being born in Bristol, I would always traditionally head to Devon or Cornwall for our family holidays. But there is an alternative. The Gower Peninsula is highly recommended as a fantastic holiday destination, with huge stretches of coastline and beautiful beaches, many like those in Cornwall, but in a much quieter destination. That doesn’t mean there isn’t with plenty of things to do in the Gower, particularly if you enjoy days in the sand!
Three Cliffs Bay and Nicholaston Farm are our most popular campsite destinations. Both have great facilities and are within easy walking distance to all the beautiful beaches.
Things to do in the Gower: visit UK’s award-winning beaches
Swansea’s Rhossili Bay on the Gower Peninsula surpassed the sandy shores of Spain, Greece and France to become the only European beach worthy of a place on Suitcase’s top 10 beaches in the world list for 2017.
Comprised of three miles of golden sand, the beach encompasses Worms Head, one of Gower’s most famous landmarks, and lies within the first designated Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty in the UK. It is as popular with the surfers as it is with sunbathers.
Although remote, the bay is accessible with a National Trust car park at the top – which also happens to be easy for motorhome parking.
Here’s a few of Matt’s holiday snaps
Rhossili Bay is in good company on the top 10 list, rubbing shoulders with the likes of the hard-partying South Beach in Miami and Honokalani Beach in Hawaii, which boasts black lava stone instead of the typical white sand.
However, this is by no means the first time the South Wales stretch of coastline has received recognition for its beauty. Rhossili Bay has been voted Wales’ Best Beach 2017 and one of the UK’s Top 10 Beaches for five years running in the TripAdvisor Travellers’ Choice Awards
From the Rhossili Bay car park you can easily walk to Mewslade beach, which is only visible at low tide. The rocks on the beach can be described as an almost lunar landscape with cliff faces of Cathedral proportions. A beautiful and memorable destination.
If beaches are part of your holiday plan (which seems pretty necessary when visiting the Gower) then Oxwich Bay, with its beautiful stretches of sand, is also worth a visit. It also has a car park suitable for motorhomes too.
Need a day away from the sea? No Problem
The Mumbles area is close by, where you will find lots to do for a tourist and holiday-maker’s day out. Close by, of course, is Swansea, with everything on offer that you would expect from a large town: beautiful parks, museums (including a waterfront museum) and great food.
No need to stop at The Gower Peninsula!
Head further west along the welsh coast and you will discover Pembrokeshire, with an array of beaches and coastal paths to explore. But that’s for another article!
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