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- A great British coastal walk (Telegraph)
- 2.5 miles of sandy beach
- Car park next to beach
- Dogs welcome all year
Oxwich Bay isa fine exampleof the beautiful sweeping sandy beaches for which South Gower is famous. It stretches for 2.5 miles in its own right, and links via Nicolaston Burrowsto Three Cliffs Bay when the tide is low. At the western end there is a large private car park (charges apply, about £3-5), with access to a boat slip, which means that it can get busy directly by the entrance to the beach in the summer, and dogs should be kept on a lead here. However, walk for a couple of minutes to the East and you will have the beach to yourself andfour legged friendscan run free, paddle, and frolic to their hearts' content. This is one of the Gowerbeaches whichis open to dogs all year round, so you might want to join them!
If you fancy a beach view from a different angle there is also a coastal footpath, past St Illtyd's Church and round Oxwich point, which makes a lovely woodland walk, especially in Spring as the flowers peep through.
Backing onto the beach is Oxwich Burrows National Nature Reserve. As far as I remember, dogs are allowed on leads (I haven't been able to confirm this via an internet search), but be aware that the elevated path through the salt marshes incorporates stiles and gates, so is not suitable for pushchairs or wheelchairs.
When you have had enough exercise, you can enjoy a nice afternoon tea at Oxwich Bay Hotel. Dogs are allowed in the garden here, with views across the bay. All in all a very satisfactory day out by the sea. Hope you enjoy!
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