The Gower Coast stretches over the wild and grassy sand dunes of south Wales and offers plenty of invigorating options for an adventure weekend break.
As Britain’s first official Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, the Gower offers rugged coastal paths and wide beaches for walking along or just appreciating the view.
Surf the Gower Coast
Llangennith is my favourite beach along the Gower. It’s wide and sandy, with an easy-going campsite and friendly café behind the dunes.
At peak weekends, the Hillend campsite (01792 386204) becomes crowded but most of the time just turning up will get you a pitch. The area attracts young families and casual 20-somethings with a relaxed yet boisterous atmosphere that rarely settles before midnight.
A Weekend on the Gower Coast
PJ’s surfshop, the lone institution on the single road to the sea, offers board and wetsuit hire as well as a surf report.
The Kings Head, the only pub in the area, also throngs with those who’ve either forgotten their trangias or given up on the whole cooking outdoors idea.
I love the Gower Coast, but especially Llangennith, for a cheap weekend break. It’s ideal for groups of friends or families because there are so many options. Take to the surf if you want, or lie on the beach. Go for a walk or eat your body weight in ice cream. The organisation and logistics are minimal, making group weekends away that much easier.