The Oxwich Bay: An introduction

Thursday, 30th June 2016
The Oxwich Bay: An introduction

The Oxwich Bay: An introduction

Thursday, 30th June 2016

Oxwich Bay is one of the 28 different beach locations on the Gower peninsula. The peninsula was the first ever location in the UK to be awarded the status “Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty” and rightfully so.

Wildlife

The bay features a 2.5 mile sandy beach, sand dunes, salt marshes and is bordered with woodland. The wetlands, Oxwich Burrows, are a National Nature Reserve where you can spot wild orchids, rare birds such as Cetti’s warblers & Sedge Warblers and wildfowl; Teal and Gadwalls.

Local bays

The bay is neighboured by Tor bay, Three Cliffs bay and Pobbles Bay, it is also a dog-friendly beach however it is recommended that dogs are kept on leads when near children.

The beach

Popular with a range of water sports, Oxwich bay has its own equipment hire/training centre; Oxwich Watersports. You can expect to see jet skies, surfers, boats, paddleboarders and kayakers. Gower coastal adventures, a 12-person round trip to Worm’s Head, also leaves from the bay.

Oxwich Bay Hotel

Our hotel is the only one on the Gower peninsula that adjoins a sandy beach. We overlook the beach, sea and Three cliffs Bay in the distance. We have an excellent and extensive menu of food and drink served all day that can be enjoyed indoors or out in our garden that overlooks the Bay. We also host a range of events and many weddings throughout the year in our luxury marquee.

The Oxwich Bay is also one of the many locations worth visiting on the Gower coastal path. The route spans for 38 miles and it is advised to reserve at least 2 days to cover the distance.