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26/05/2018

Exploring Rhossili Bay


Gower


A place we instantly fell in love with on our recent trip to Swansea and The Gower is Rhossili Bay and I cannot believe we haven't been to this beautiful beach and cliffside spot before. As soon as you pull up into the National Trust carpark you are hit with the most fantastic view across the bay and coastline. You have a few options when it comes to what to see and do here - you can walk down to the long sandy beach, popular with surfers or you can head out for a hike on the Rhossili headland which is what we decided to do, water bottles in hand, eager to build up our appetite for lunch. 

As you start out on the headland path you can see the small tidal island of Worms Head out in front of you,  you can walk all the way to worms head if you plan the timing right as it's accessible for just over 2hrs during low tide but beware many have found them stranded here.


Rhossili Bay

Rhossili Bay


The walk along Rhossili headlands is simply breathtaking with sheer cliffs along one side (do take care with young children) and as it's well maintained by the National Trust making it a great place to reconnect with nature, slow yourself down and free your mind. Both of my kids really enjoyed the walk, spotting sheep along the way as well as watching the surfers below. I can imagine that it gets extremely busy during the summer months but we are planning to go back before the summer holidays to explore this area more and hopefully make it over to Worms head.

As we had spent most of the morning walking we decided to head back and re-energizes ourselves with lunch at The Bay Bistro, a quaint and stylish bistro with uninterrupted views of Rhosilli Bay and an array of wonderful baked treats and wholesome lunches.


Gower

Chunky chips


While the kids tucked into some chunky chips and baked potato, John and I opted for their fresh salads which were divine and of course we followed these up with some coffee and cake. This cafe is a great spot to recharge after a hike or some time on the beach although again it was very busy and we were there during the quiet season so I can imagine there will be queues out the door during the height of summer and for good reason. The Bay Bistro also has small shop connected to it which sells lots of local Welsh produce as well as handcrafted homewares.

Our hike along the Rhossili bay coastline was the perfect way to spend a morning and this part of the Gower has certainly become a favourite spot for us and we will be visiting again at least another once or twice before the year is out. It's one of those places without any gimmicks but just the simple pleasures of nature, the sea and fresh air.


Colourful homeware

Rhossili Bay

Thanks to Visit Swansea Bay for inviting us to come and explore this part of South Wales. 

17 comments:

  1. Such a beautiful and relaxing place to go to with the whole family or with your significant other. I think it's really something that I'll enjoy. I can stay there all day!

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    1. It so lovely in the Gower and we cannot wait to go back, yes to being relaxing and getting back to simple things
      Laura x

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  2. What a breathtaking place Rhossli Bay is - it definitely looks like it would be a perfect morning stroll

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    1. It really is so breath taking and these photos don't do it justice

      Laura x

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  3. This is something we really do need to do more of as a family. Exploring areas is such a great way to get out but also to let the children learn :)

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    1. I agree and I cannot believe this place is only around an hour and half from us - certainly going back again soon

      Laura x

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  4. What a really lovely place to visit. It would be great to go to in the summer when the weather warms up a little more with the kids the'd love to go sheep and surfer spotting.

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    1. Yes loads of sheep and surfers that for sure :)

      Laura x

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  5. Ahh how gorgeous! I love days out like this, there is nothing nicer than getting outdoors, enjoying the fresh air and eating chips! Haha!

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    1. I completely agree - all the simple pleasures

      Laura x

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  6. I've never heard of Rhossili Bay before, but it looks like a fantastic place to visit. And those chips look delicious! Yum :)

    Louise x

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    1. I really recommend you visit it! It's somewhere special for sure

      Laura x

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  7. My husband and I have been visiting 10 years or so and really love The Gower. It's marvellous. We never tire of Rhoselli. Fab.

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    1. It's so gorgeous isn't it? Certainly become a firm favourite for us

      Laura x

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  8. Ah, Rhossili Bay is so lovely Laura. I always love to be one with nature.

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  9. Looks like you all had a great time, not to mention how great it is to have warm chips after a chilly day at the beach

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  10. Looks like a stunning place to visit, I love being by the sea

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