Culver Hole Cave

Culver Hole Cave, Swansea: Address, Culver Hole Cave Reviews: 4.5/5

Culver Hole Cave
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stardust46
Felixstowe, UK184 contributions
amazing
Jul 2021
went here years ago. quite a climb to get into it. you have to be fit. never seen anything like it since. well worth a visit.
Written September 29, 2021
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Peter T
Gloucester, UK98 contributions
Brilliant and interesting
Aug 2020 • Family
Amazing bit of Middle Ages ingenuity. We have young kids and went round the headland at high tide and up the cliff to exit. The cliff was very steep ( as they often are) but would have been a far quicker route than the shore line which took an hour with little ones and was tough. It was well worth it though. Recent storms had build up flora and fauna so could not get inside the structure
Written August 5, 2020
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KittyCat959
Swansea, UK4 contributions
Local Tips
Apr 2020
I'm a local who regularly frequents Culver Hole (for some reason we call it Smuggler's Cove) It's sometimes a bit tricky to find the path down unless you're familiar with the area, but carefully peer over the cliff and you'll quickly spot it! I love popping down here all the time - bit of a steep incline down to the base with loose rocky path, but not too challenging with good footwear. At the moment the tide has pulled the rocks away from the base so you can actually just crawl beneath the wall. Really interesting piece of local history!
Written April 21, 2020
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Catherine H
Tonbridge, UK70 contributions
Interesting but a bit of a scramle
Jul 2019
A curious construction reached by scrambling across a rocky beach.. it’s fine for the fit and able but was a bit too much for me because I’ve got knee problems. Anyway it’s a bit hard to spot but we did. I did not go in because of having to use a rope to do so.
It’s interesting but take care to check the tide and allow enough time.
Written August 24, 2019
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PoliteEngineer
Bristol, UK646 contributions
Historical Wonder
May 2019 • Family
Had seen photos of this many many years ago, but had appreciated how close to Port Eynon it was. We were staying in Horton, so after checking tide times thought would wander over. There isn’t any sign to find it, but a semi faint track dropping down from the main coastal path. It’s a bit rough and a couple of places stepper than you might want, but once you get to the bottom you find this historical wonder. No ones is clear quite why it was built here, with stories of Smugglers, Dovecote or even folly. Whatever reason its great that we can still marvel at it.
Written July 10, 2019
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PaulyD
Bristol, UK60 contributions
Smuggling pigeons
Apr 2019 • Couples
What an awesome place. You can crawl inside and see all the historic dovecote, you really feel the history of the place. See pic for a hint on how to find it
Written April 24, 2019
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PaulDrewsterDrew
Wales, UK281 contributions
Dovecote or Smugglers Cove ?!
Jul 2018 • Solo
Been here on numerous occasions and love this place. The mystery that surrounds this structure still intrigues me with the story’s of smuggling and contraband or was it indeed a Dovecote, you decide! Only accessible on low tides from Overton or past the youth hostel at Port Eynon with a steep decline to access the hole. A must see on the Gower coast.
Written August 7, 2018
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EsthOwen
Bangor, UK89 contributions
Great seaside entertainment
Apr 2018 • Family
As previously mentioned the key point is watch the tides!!! When it’s low you can scrabble across the rocks at the base of the cliffs to find Culver Cove. It is a scrabble and you need to stay low or you won’t see it.

However it’s well worth it, the wall is a Scheduled Ancient Monument, the cave has a 6ft wall with doorways in it, blocking it off. It’s spooky and fascinating and you can make your own mind up as to whether it’s for pigeons or pirates!!
Written April 5, 2018
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Henchelson
Upper Stowe, UK801 contributions
Worth a visit
Mar 2018 • Family
This is a narrow gap in the cliffs that has been walled up in the past to form a dwelling or dovecote. Watch for where the cliff top path dips down to the left to find it.
Written April 2, 2018
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Paula D
United Kingdom6 contributions
A quirky photo opportunity
Aug 2017 • Family
This quirky little feature is just off the main coastal path and therefore the turn can easily be missed. It is a short distance from Port Eynon and worth a visit if you are prepared for a bit of a scramble. The turn off the main coastal path takes you through an unmarked gate and back on yourself around the headland. Take great care and check the tide times.
Written August 24, 2017
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