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Oxwich Bay Beach

  • Swansea
  • Outdoor
  • All Ages
  • Beaches

Attraction Information

Oxwich Bay Beach is one of the Gower's most visually dramatic and popular beaches, this largely sandy beach is busiest at the town end near the slipway where boats are launched and it's definitely best to avoid this area when in the water.

It's quieter heading eastwards towards the dunes and rocks. When the tide is out you can walk the two miles to the Three Cliffs Bay and see the impressive rock pyramids it's named after.

Oxwich Burrows, a national nature reserve, is in the marshes behind the dunes, and they have marvellous elevated walkways from which to view a wide variety of unusual birds and wildlife.

There are two castles in the bay: Oxwich Castle which is actually a mock fortified Tudor mansion is near to the town and open to visitors and the 12th century Pennard Castle on the cliff at the back of the beach, which is essentially a ruin.
Immediate facilities consist of toilets with disabled access and a shop.

Sailing, surfing, waterskiing and more occur here so it's fine to dive in but watch out for the others. Lifeguard cover is throughout July and August, and certain weekends. For sailing enquiries 01792 234502.

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Opening hours

Year round access


Free admission

Travel & Contact Information


Oxwich, Swansea, Glamorgan and Cardiff, SA3 1LS, Wales

Phone number

01792 468321



Click here to visit Oxwich Bay Beach's website.

FAQ & Additional Information

Yes, there is parking nearby.

Yes, there are toilets and accessible toilets.

No, there are no baby changing facilities.

Oxwich Bay Beach has not told us if you can bring a picnic.

Yes, there is an onsite restaurant.

Yes, Oxwich Bay Beach is wheelchair friendly and has accessible toilets.

No, Oxwich Bay Beach have stated they are not pushchair friendly.

Oxwich Bay Beach has not told us if they are dog friendly.

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