Looking for Peace and Tranquillity? Take a Stroll Through Gower
Published: Tuesday 17th Oct 2017
Written by: Home From Home Team
With an extensive range of properties across the beautiful Gower Peninsula, we have the ideal locations to help you unwind and de-stress. Besides, with the glorious views and accessible coastal paths across the Gower Peninsula on your doorstep, you’ll quickly realise why people keep coming back time and again.
Here are just a handful of locations that are amongst our guests’ favourites:
The Mumbles Mile
Starting at the newly opened Oyster Wharf, your walk begins with a choice of coffee-shops bars and restaurants all overlooking the sweep of Swansea Bay. Many guests have spent the day gazing out at sea, sampling the delicious food on offer and forget about the walk itself, so don’t worry too much if you spend the entire day at the starting point!
If you do manage to leave the wharf, the walk itself is all flat and follows the old tram-line (which was the world’s first passenger railway). Along the walk, you have Swansea Bay and the unobstructed views of the small boats bobbing away on your left and to your right, some shops, bars, restaurants and cafes.
About half way along the walk is the iconic Verdis Café; a glass fronted venue serving coffees, cakes, sandwiches as well as their own, freshly made ice-cream (over 30 different flavours!). If the weather is against you, Verdis is a great place to warm up and watch the elements with a hot drink and is a great spot from which to watch the world go by.
At the end of the walk is Mumbles Pier, home to the RNLI lifeboat station, a café, fish and chip restaurant and amusement arcade. You can still walk along the pier, so be sure to enjoy the views before either staying on for a bite to eat and a drink or venturing back at a leisurely pace.
Rhossili to Port Eynon
Voted best British beach in 2011, the eternal beauty of Port Eynon Bay is more than a reward for completing the walk from Rhossili. Passing through National Trust land, the path is full of exquisite scenery and surrounded by wildlife and sculptured landscape, making the walk to Port Eynon a truly memorable experience.
Starting at The Worms Head Hotel, you can either park in Port Eynon and take a bus or vice versa but be sure to check the bus time table beforehand - https://www.natgroup.co.uk/bus-service-area/swansea-gower-peninsula
As soon as you depart, you will be greeted by the famous Worms Head, a rocky outcrop that is one of the most photographed locations in Gower, so be sure to bring your camera. As you approach the ‘Worm’, you will see the Coastguard lookout station at which point the path turns left, and you follow the scenic path along the cliff-tops.
Passing Fall Bay and Mewslade Bay, the route is relatively flat and follows the outline of the coast, and if you turn right just before you arrive at the village of Overton, the path takes you down to a small inlet before you climb to the top of Port Eynon point and reach your end destination.
Other notable long walk areas in the Gower Peninsula and surrounding areas include:
• Margam Abbey to Baglan
• Oxwich to Pennard Cliffs
• Llanrhidian to Cheriton
• Rhossili Coastal Trail
Further information about the Welsh Coastal Path and its surrounding walks and areas can be found here: