Rhossili Beach is located along the Gower Peninsula in the south of Wales and is commonly mentioned amongst the top 10 best beaches around the world.
Visiting the Gower region, I had heard much about Rhossili Bay and had to check out this view for myself.
Welsh rain or shine I hear it’s pretty spectacular and with only a short drive away from Swansea, if you happen to be in the area, why not?
The Gower Peninsula is listed and recognised as an Area Of Outstanding Natural beauty in the UK and was given the title back in 1946.
This year marks the 60th Anniversary for the Gower Peninsula which makes it an even more special time to visit and enjoy the region’s celebration of being a part of the AONB family.
Rhossili Bay is also part of the welsh coastal walking path. Wales is still one of the only countries in the world where you can walk the complete coast by Coastal path. You can start here if you dare!
Getting to Rhossili Beach in the Gower Peninsula.
Across the UK you can reach Swansea by either National Rail or National express buses (Most affordable and easiest option).
Once you reach Swansea city bus terminal you can Grab a bus to many regional locations: Gower, Mumbles, Vale of Neath, Afan Forest Park and much more.
The new Swansea city bus terminal is located next to the big Tescos in the city centre.
As 2016 marks the year of adventure in Wales (#Walesadventure) many adventure areas of Wales has become accessible by public transportation.
Rhossili is one of them.
You can even purchase your bus ticket in advance by using a smart phone app if you want to be all high tech.
Best to purchase an all day Travel ticket which for adults will cost you around £5 for the whole day.
You want to purchase an “Explore Gower Day Rover” Ticket.
This will allow you to take the BayTrans bus route with service to Rhossili.
For more details about bus tickets and bus schedules you can check out this handy, helpful website, Swansea Bay Without A Car.
Note: This service does not run on Sundays or bank holidays.
Rhossili Beach in all its beauty!
You can instantly tell when you arrive why this area is listed as an Area Of Outstanding Natural Beauty, its jaw dropping, whatever the weather.
Wales has some hidden gems, but a top 10 beach is not what first comes to mind. Come and see it for yourself and you will soon understand why it makes the list.
Rhossili Costal walk
Before you head down to the beach, do walk around the coastal walk, its sign posted from the bus arrival area.
You can walk around and explore the cliffs, it can get windy to so hold onto your hat!
You want to spend a couple of hours here, an added tea spot with the over looking view is a nice addition to the itinerary if you have the time.
exploring Rhossili Beach
I’ll just let the pictures speak for themselves.
Best spot to view Rhossili?
It’s a tough call where to best view Rhossili beach, so why not try both!
Both were enjoyable, be sure that if you go down to the beach you’re fit enough to get back up! It’s a steep climb back up!
Before you go home, grab a pot of Welsh tea and a slice of cake.
After all that walking, you’ve earned it. Head to the top to find a cafe called: The Bay Bistro.
Here they serve an impressive selection of home made cakes and Welsh brewed pots of tea.
If you want a Travel Dave tip the scones looked pretty good. Enjoy the view its stunning!
Thank you for reading my post about Rhossili beach.
Thank you for reading my blog post about my trip to Rhossili Beach in the Gower Peninsula of Wales. I hope you found this article a useful read and wish you a wonderful future trip to the Gower Region. Happy travels!
If you have any further questions, feel free to leave a post below in the comment section of this blog post or send me a tweet via Twitter: @TravelDaveUK.
Happy to help and answer your questions about the Gower region.
JUST ONE MORE THING BEFORE YOU GO 😀 ……
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