Rhossili Bay on Gower for a New Year’s Day walk
Published: Sunday 29th Dec 2013
Written by: The Wales Cottage Holidays Team
Wales Holidays self-catering visitors will know that the coastline of Wales offers stunningly beautiful scenery, often dramatic, sometimes gentle and a delight to discover. We even have a Coast Path that goes all the way around!
On the last New Year’s Day, my family and I enjoyed a superb walk along to Worm’s Head and across Rhossili Bay on the west coast of Gower. Blustery, yes, but what a treat! Some months later, Rhossili Bay was voted the third best beach in Europe by an online survey conducted worldwide. Beaten only by a Sicilian beach and one in Galicia, northern Spain, Rhossili Bay is a three-mile long stretch of pale sand within the first area in the UK to have been designated an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty. The tidal Worm’s Head lies at one end and on the northern side is another tidal island, Burry Holms.
As well as swimming (perhaps not at this time of year!), you can surf, fish, go walking, horse riding or paragliding. Local people and lucky visitors know what an outstandingly beautiful location this is! Rhossili Bay is unspoilt, just an old rectory on the neighbouring land (National Trust) and a hotel and café at the top. It’s a perfect, natural bay which can look very dramatic too.