Hillend Camping & Caravan Park
Hillend, Llangennith, Gower,
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Rhossili Bay Copyright © Chris Gill Jones
   

The Gower peninsula, Britain's first designated area of outstanding natural beauty, extends 20km westwards from the city of Swansea.

The peninsula is an ageless delight, with its attractive landscape of cosy villages, farms, castle ruins and common land, bounded by 40km of awesome coastline and world renowned beaches.

Situated on the western edge of the peninsular, you will find the most breathtaking of all Gower's beaches, Rhossili Bay. From Worms Head in the south, to the tidal islet of Burry Holme to the north, the three mile sweep of golden sands is a constant reminder of the splendour of Gower.

It is here, at the foot of Rhossili Down, 200m from the beach, embraced by farm and moor land and an extensive sand dune system, that you will find Hillend.

 

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Hillend does not take advance bookings for the campsite.

The facilities at Hillend are continually being improved and are, we believe, second to none on any campsite on Gower.

"One of the finest amenities blocks on any Welsh campsite." (Cool Camping Guide - 2007)

The improvements carried out in recent years are probably one of the reasons Hillend was listed in 2006 as one of the 'Top 10 UK Campsites' in both The Times and The Observer. The site was also featured in The Guardian in 2007.

The proximity of the beach makes it an ideal location for all water sports enthusiasts, in particular canoeists, windsurfers, anglers, and especially surfers.

   

 

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PJ's Surf Shop

 
 
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Now a centre mainly for surfers, the village of Llangennith at the north end of Rhossili Bay has always felt cut off not just from the rest of the world but even from the rest of Gower. It was at one time the most infamous, rough and ready village on the peninsula, its villagers always the first to rush to any shipwreck, particularly those in Rhossili Bay, and feuding with neighbouring villagers over any plunder they could find. In a famous incident during World War One, when the government introduced daylight saving time as a public measure, the villagers held a public meeting and graciously voted to fall in line with the rest of the country – for a trial period of one month!

The 12th-century church, the largest in Gower, is dedicated to St Cennydd, who in the 6th century founded a priory here, destroyed by Vikings in 986. The large fortified square tower is curiously placed north of the nave. A short stroll south of the church is the ruined medieval village of Coety Green.

There are gentle walks north-west to the coast over the sand dunes of Llangennith and Broughton Burrows. Signposts to watch out for include Blue Pool, a dramatic rock pool which in the right sea and sky conditions takes a deep blue colour, the natural archway called Three Chimneys, and Culver Hole, a bone cave.

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Village of Llangennith Copyright © Chris Gill Jones

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Mewslade Bay near Rhossili
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