Visit South Gower: Places to stay, things to do

Emma Pocklington is your guide to the south of the unspoilt Gower Peninsula

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Why go there?
The first time you leave the busy centre of Swansea and delve into the Gower Peninsula it feels as if the winding A-roads are taking you hundreds of miles from urban life. Twisting narrow lanes lined with banks of wildflowers take you through picture perfect towns to breathtaking cliff tops. The south Gower boasts some of the most incredible beaches in the country; wide, flat and backed by rolling dunes and steep hills they are the definition of tranquility.

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See the broad Rhossili Bay, with its distinctive Worm’s Head or take a trip to the tiny villages of Oxwich and Port Eynon. As the Gower is about to be opened up for the first time as part of the All Wales Coastal Path this area is a paradise for walkers and beach lovers. Learn how to surf on some of the best waves in the country or just sit back and enjoy the scenery.

Where to stay?
Parc-Le-Breos House is a beautiful guest house set in the heart of an old deer park. It offers walking guides, pony trekking packages, home cooking and dog friendly accommodation. For beach goers there is Hillend caravan and campsite, situated a stone’s throw from Rhossili Bay or Pitton Cross slightly further inland. They welcome walkers, cyclists and surfers.

Where to eat?
The kitchens at The King’s Head in Llangennith offer up a wide range of local, British, Thai and Indian food while The Worm’s Head Hotel has a fine restaurant and spectacular views over Rhossili Bay.

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Tell us a local secret
Perriswood Archery and Falconry Centre is a friendly, little known attraction where you can while away an afternoon. Located close to Oxwich Bay this family run centre offers a brilliant taster session. “Arrows, Talons and Tea” gives you the opportunity to have a go at everything on offer and have a chat with informed owner Brian Williams about his birds. Be prepared to get up close and personal with some incredible predators.