Rhossili Bay
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Rhossili Bay lies at the western end of the beautiful Gower peninsula. 3 miles of golden sands, iconic landscapes including Worms Head and Rhossili Down and history everywhere- from neolithic through to the more recent, including home to Edgar Evans. Its a walker's dream with routes in all directions, including the Welsh coastal path. The beach is dog friendly all year round and the whole area is beautiful whatever the weather. Today, the National Trust cares for 2 of the 3 miles of the beach, Rhossili Down, and most of the coastline between Rhossili and Port Eynon. (26 miles of Gower coastline in total). The landscape is free. The village of Rhossili also contains other private businesses. The car park is free to NT members during the day. Non members are currently charged £5 per day (car). There is no overnight parking/camping. All profits from the car park go towards keeping the area beautiful. Please note that the toilets are owned and operated by Swansea Council.
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  • Rebecca T
    1 contribution
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Visit Rhossili Sunflowers!
    My review is specifically for the Rhossili sunflowers - this is easily the best day out in Gower. Breath taking location, the staff are so incredibly helpful and lovely. Every year they donate the entry fee to charities and keep doing this despite the selfish idiots who keep damaging their fences to avoid paying. Absolutely well worth the visit, there's no more beautiful place in the world.
    Visited July 2023
    Traveled solo
    Written July 19, 2023
  • Kevalpatel
    28 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Best beach in Uk
    Best beach in uk View from the car park of this huge beach was amazing, lovely cliff edges which people were climbing. The sand was blowing in the wind over the surface of the beach which was beautiful. The waves were strong and fun to dive into. There were shipwrecks making for great photos. Only thing to watch out for - we saw 2 large jelly fish washed up at the beach
    Visited August 2023
    Traveled on business
    Written August 6, 2023
  • Naomi O
    Bristol, United Kingdom71 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Sunny day spent with family
    Lovely sunny day spent at Rhossilli. Sunflowers definitely worth a visit although you do need to pay £3.50 to enter. Great view of worms head which you can walk over to, be sure to remain aware of the tide times though.
    Visited August 2023
    Traveled with family
    Written August 16, 2023
  • Mark F
    2 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Beautiful and well laid out.
    First thought.... Is how steep is that to get to the beach and the answer is..... It isn't. The path is laid out well and doesn't take long to get on the beach. The views are stunning. The view cafe is amazing and food is gorgeous. Highly recommend this.
    Visited August 2023
    Traveled as a couple
    Written September 2, 2023
  • Albermarle
    207 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Very nice spot
    We stayed just a couple of hours and just walked along the cliff and not down to the beach, but you still get great views/experience. Quite busy even on a September weekday, but plenty of overflow parking. £3 for 2 hours. Pleasantly surprised to see the ponies wandering around the cliff, but by coincidence there is an article on BBC news today, that the farmer is considering removing them as some members of the public are being irresponsible, when taking pictures etc and frightening/stressing them. Plus problems with dogs and kids getting kicked by standing behind them. Four different options for food/drink . A NT cafe, a hotel/pub and two cafes. Plus toilets.
    Visited September 2023
    Traveled as a couple
    Written September 13, 2023
  • Ibanez321
    Bromsgrove, United Kingdom87 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    A delightful first visit - why haven't we been here before ?
    First time in the Gower and we headed straight for Rhossili bay, it is a stunning area and well worth a visit (or two). A lovely walk along the cliffs toward Wormshead gives you fantastic views so have your camera at the ready or if you go the other way you climb down the cliffs to the long sandy beach where you can walk and walk and walk, seemingly as if there is hardly anybody else around. The area is National trust so the car part is free to NT members and there is a NT shop there for you to peruse before or after your adventure. Take a picnic or eat in either the Wormshead hotel or one of the cafes there...plenty to choose from. Its nice to just sit and enjoy the views at the top by the car park. Note that the climb to the beach is quite a trek down (and up) so make sure you are up to it before starting your journey down. Plenty of photos on other reviews already...they speak for themselves.
    Visited August 2023
    Traveled as a couple
    Written September 28, 2023
  • riyaz g
    9 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Perfect Beautiful Beach
    The view here is always amazing and the beach is beautiful and clean. Fantastic water quality and a great day out with the family well worth the trip. Best to go in the morning and spend all day chilling to enjoy the sunset at the end of the day
    Visited May 2023
    Traveled with family
    Written November 28, 2023
  • FoodBoard
    Essex, United Kingdom91 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Amazing Beach and Dog Friendly All Year
    Could easily spend the whole day here. I had heard about this beach and how wonderful it was, but I can honestly say that it must be seen to be believed. It is stunning. Sadly, due to the heavy rain showers we arrived here later than planned and it was mid-afternoon, so didn’t have that much time. There’s quite a steep walk down but it is worth it. Parked in the National Trust Car Park which cost us £4 to park for 2 hours. Machines take cash (unusual nowadays), card or pay by app. It is free for National Trust Members. Be warned the car park is small, even though there is an overflow area. We arrived during a heavy downfall of rain so were lucky that several people were leaving. We did notice on the way in and out that there were lots of people at the bus stop so clearly many people take the bus. The white house you see which overlooks the beach and sea is also available to rent from the National Trust but they do not allow dogs due to the livestock in the surrounding area. The only toilet facilities are Portaloo’s at one end of the car park unless you go to one of the many cafes, etc. The Worms Head hotel looked busy as it is open to non-residents and has an outside decking area that allows dogs. Undoubtedly, worth a visit and we will certainly be back.
    Visited March 2024
    Traveled with family
    Written April 1, 2024
  • nettlebed6
    210 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Unmissable
    Wow what a beach! We walked along the fields to the caravan park at the other end then back over the downs (stupid name for something so high). It was quite a tough climb but the views were amazing. Worms head was incredible when the sun came out too.
    Visited April 2024
    Traveled as a couple
    Written April 5, 2024
  • ConvertedPoms
    319 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    Rhosili Bay
    A very windy, wild afternoon on the Gower at Rhosili Bay, out of season in April 2024. One road in, and one road out to Rhosili, but worth it. Parking is easy, there is a car park for £4.00, but if you are a member of the National Trust, you can scan your membership card and it was free parking. It was a surprise that the NT manage the cliff tops and the area, but unsure about the beach. The cliff top walk to the Worms Head bay and causeway is lovely. Very high cliffs, so watch your children. Lots of dog walkers who also let their dogs of the lead, even though this is not allowed owing to farm animals in the vicinity. The beach is a walk down, there is no vehicular access, and the walk up is a toughie. Nature at it’s best, even though the weather was wild. I bet this place is absurdly over visited in the holiday season but the huge expanse of beach can cope..
    Visited April 2024
    Traveled as a couple
    Written April 18, 2024
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Nick H
Caldicot, UK3 contributions
2.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2020 • Family
£5 to park at Hillend campsite car park, which seemed a bit fruity given toilets were closed. 5 min walk from car park through the dunes to a very disappointing beach.

Lots of people have told me how amazing and beautiful Rhossili Bay is, but I just didn’t get it. Negatives for me are:
1. stones at top of beach and scattered throughout soft sand, which I REALLY hate because they hurt your feet
2. quite a lot of litter on beach and at waters edge - hardly surprising because there are no waste bins. We took our litter home. Whoever owns or manages the beach clearly doesn’t clean or comb it to remove rubbish. They need to provide bins as a minimum.
3. lots of seaweed to contend with on entering water which put kids off. The dried up bits on the beach stunk a bit in the sun.
4. no amenities (toilets closed) and cafe a long walk from beach. I’d have expected at least a beach side cafe or ice cream shop set into the dunes at the back of the beach. There wasn’t even a mobile ice cream stall on the beach to get a drink etc.
5. Difficult to get there due to minor roads once off the motorway.

In short, not worth the effort. It could be so much better and 5 star with a bit of investment, some small scale development and beach management.

What annoyed me is that I travelled from the east and so drove past both Rest Bay and Sker Beach in Porthcawl at least 1hr before I arrived at Rhossili Bay. Both Porthcawl beaches are clean and tidy isolated beaches with limited amenities much like Rhossili Bay. Sker has dunes like Rhossili if that’s what floats your boat.

What further annoyed me was that I could’ve reached an array of nicer beaches in west Wales in a very similar drive time - Tenby, Freshwater East or West, Manorbier, Saundersfoot or the gem that is Barafundle Bay, if isolation with no amenities is what you’re after. I just found every aspect of our visit disappointing and a let down because of all the hype and awards.

Hugely overrated in my opinion. I don’t think I’ll go back. I’ll either stop short in Porthcawl or head to a beach in west Wales.
Written July 19, 2020
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Kevin D
Swansea, UK57 contributions
2.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2022 • Family
Concessions for children and family tickets should be considered. £3 per person is absolutely not worth the money when you have children.
There was fencing down that people were walking over, quite dangerous - so more attention to the maintenance would be an idea.
The cafe was a good idea and we did purchase cold drinks and food so would say this is a plus. Maybe more picnic benches as there are only 2 in quite a large area, what it meant was that even after purchasing items we had to eat them out of the area - when you are paying £9 to enter it would be nice to have somewhere to sit and eat.

A more general point to note, the weather was extremely hot on our visit and the amount of people in mid day sun with dogs was awful! We actually witnessed one dog collapse in the sunflower field. It would be responsible to consider not allowing dogs during such extreme heat or to revise sun shelters and water if allowing them in.
Written August 14, 2022
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Owen B
Rochester, UK13 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2021 • Couples
Wonderful walks, glorious scenery; in fact everything we’ve come to expect from the National Trust!
Except . . . Why are women and girls expected to queue ten, sometimes twenty, times as long for the toilets as ‘gentlemen’? For heaven’s sake cannot something be done? Can we not make the toilets a mixed area of urinals for men and a large block of female only and unisex cubicles? It’s an embarrassment at present, as a man, to have to walk past a long queue of women and children, and stroll straight into the ‘gents’ and have my choice of cubicles, never mind urinals! It is grossly unfair and MUST be addressed.
I am a life member of the NT and love it dearly, but I am disappointed at how this is being managed. How can you possibly charge a family a large sum at the gate and then expect a specific contingent to wait half an hour and more before they can start to enjoy the experience they’ve bought into? It also puts added pressure on the cafés nearby, as people get discouraged and look elsewhere!
I love my National Trust, but I blush for its ineptitude in resolving a long-standing problem! There need to be ‘female-only’ loos, yes there do, but mens are lavishly catered for - there has to be a solution that sees a small area for urinals and an expanded area for ‘mixed’, lockable cubicles.
We love the Gower and we love Rhossili, but we would like to see a little bit of change down there on the toilet block!
Written August 18, 2021
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FoodBoard
Essex, UK91 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2024 • Family
Could easily spend the whole day here. I had heard about this beach and how wonderful it was, but I can honestly say that it must be seen to be believed. It is stunning. Sadly, due to the heavy rain showers we arrived here later than planned and it was mid-afternoon, so didn’t have that much time. There’s quite a steep walk down but it is worth it.

Parked in the National Trust Car Park which cost us £4 to park for 2 hours. Machines take cash (unusual nowadays), card or pay by app. It is free for National Trust Members. Be warned the car park is small, even though there is an overflow area. We arrived during a heavy downfall of rain so were lucky that several people were leaving. We did notice on the way in and out that there were lots of people at the bus stop so clearly many people take the bus.

The white house you see which overlooks the beach and sea is also available to rent from the National Trust but they do not allow dogs due to the livestock in the surrounding area.

The only toilet facilities are Portaloo’s at one end of the car park unless you go to one of the many cafes, etc. The Worms Head hotel looked busy as it is open to non-residents and has an outside decking area that allows dogs. Undoubtedly, worth a visit and we will certainly be back.
Written April 1, 2024
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186400Caroline
Warwick, UK2,671 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Sep 2020 • Friends
I’ve travelled all over the world but due to Covid that’s not safe at the moment so looked for somewhere in the UK. This bay is stunning and on the day we visited it was warm and sunny making it a delight to walk around. The walk is suitable for all if your not mobile then you can just do part of it. There are strategically placed benches with beautiful views. We didn’t want to leave it was so beautiful holds up well against beaches in New Zealand and Oahu.

I would recommend arriving early as the car park fills up quickly, we got there about 10.15 and it was almost full. There are toilets in the car park and 2-3 places for a drink or lunch.
Written September 12, 2020
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Elsie
Swansea, UK18 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2020 • Family
Hitting 2 birds in one stone! Stunning view, voted one of the beautiful beach in Europe! Worms head is to die for and Sunflower field is just added icing on the cake. Car park is huge with no problem at all. Very busy during weekends. We really had a great time then ice cream or fish and chips afterwards before heading home.
Written August 4, 2020
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Grinchy72
Bolton, UK57 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2021 • Couples
Came to Rhossilli bay to go in the sea body boarding. We were amazed by the sight of such a massive stretch of sand bordered by rolling hills and cliff face.

Getting to the sand was a long walk down, which was a little precarious in places, and an even longer hike back up; however the worms heads hotel sits just at the top of the hill offering much needed refreshments.

The beach itself was very clean, other than the usual high tide debris and the sand was very soft.

When the tide goes out, it goes out! We found a spot on the sand to set up, it’s not that there was difficulty finding a spot, more that I needed a spot I could easily identify again when exiting the water! So we opted for a small collection of stumps... and I wandered off in to the distance to find the sea.

You do need to be mindful of rip tides on this beach, and there were no lifeguards on duty when we went.

Once out of the water we explored some of the many caves and couple of ship wrecks including the Helvetica.

Parking is excellent with a very large car park owned and run by the National Trust; we were in our motorhome and paid £8 to park all day. There are open toilet facility the car park as well as the National Trust shop before heading out for a walk to Worms Head.
Written May 16, 2021
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anna o
1 contribution
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2020
Loved the beach and walking.
National Trust should sort out their parking machines though. £6 on sign, no change given, notes not accepted. You can pay by app - but that means you need a reliable signal to download app and get confirmation, In the end I paid £5.10 by app (no response so assumed hadn't gone through) plus £2.95 for coffee to get change to pay £6 specified on sign. So approx £14. Plus lots of getting cross. Grr.
Written August 16, 2020
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Stephen M
Grenoble, France7 contributions
1.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2021 • Friends
We visited Rhossili primarily to visit the sunflowers. We had seen this being advertised on BBC Wales news.
It was a lovely day with fantastic views over Rhossili beach/bay. There was plenty of car parking and the view out to Worms Head was fantastic.
But that’s where the positives end. The sunflowers were SO underwhelming. Most were little over knee high and many were on their last legs and they charged £2 per person to enter a field to view this very disappointing site. What a rip off. In the middle was a large arch which was there as a photo opportunity but the arch was made from plastic flowers.
We wandered around the field for 15 minutes feeling deflated. We were going to go to the toilet before we left but the queues at the toilet were incredibly long.
Worst day we had on our holiday and the roads from the Mumbles were very narrow in places and made a 12 mile journey seem very long - over 45 minutes.
If you go for the beach or to walk to Worms Head then I am sure you will have a fantastic time but if you go for the sunflowers you will be very disappointed!
Written August 25, 2021
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Bryan P
Rugby, UK997 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Sep 2022 • Friends
While visiting the area we wanted to return to Rhosili to take in the view of the beach unfortunately it is a bit of a walk from the national trust car park at the top which is free to NT members but you still need to get a ticket. There are a few walks you can do along to worms head or down to the beach. A lot of people were in the sea surfing by the looks of it& the beach was large & sandy.
The roads in the area can be small so can get busy at peak times.
Written September 20, 2022
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