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Mewslade Bay
Copyright © 2003
Julian Herbert


The beach and scenery at Mewslade are both dramatic and unspoilt. For those who like to get away from crowds and enjoy a picturesque walk thenMewsslade is a great option. There are no shops or facilities, the closest being located at Rhossili.

The water is usually very clean, although there is a large kelp bed close to fall bay which can feel strange to the touch. The area is popular with climbers and fishermen. When there is a large swell there is a reef at low tide that produces an excellent wave for surfers.

When the surf is large swimming can be dangerous as a strong undertow can develop.
Local farmers use the cliff tops for grazing, and therfore request that dogs should be kept on leads when approaching and leaving the beach. WARNING: There is no Lifeguard patrol or phone on this beach, do not swim in big surf as there are strong undertows.


Getting to Mewslade, there are two options:

Option 1
One mile before Rhossili is Pitton, after you passing Pitton Farm campsite you will find the the road drops down, at the bottom of the hill you will see a farm on the left, you can park here.(see photos above) - turn left and 100metres on is a field car park. there is an honesty box (£2.00 fee). leave the car park and walk towards the farm, about 20 metres on your right is a farm gate next to some barns, proceed through the gate, taking care to close it afterwards. This is a pleasant tree-lined path that takes you down to the beach. Walk Time, 15-20 minutes.

Option 2
Park at Rhosilli and walk around the cliff path towards Worms Head, as you approach the headland above the causeway, take the paths to your left - you will first arrive at Fall Bay which is connected to Mewslade at low tide, this should take about 40-50 minutes.

 


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