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Oxwich Bay, Copyright © 2006 Chris Gill Jones

Oxwich is a small village located at the end of the magnificent sweep of Oxwich Bay. It is a quiet village only getting busy in the peak summer months, with quaint thatched cottages and narrow lanes it is very picturesque. The village church, St. Illtyd's is set in a secluded spot, surrounded by trees overlooking the sea.

Oxwich Bay is an ideal family beach, with a large expanse of golden sand stretching for two and a half miles towards Tor Bay. It is perfect for watersports, with a slipway for launching boats, there is windsurfing tuition and rental available. Shops are situated in the car park and there is also the Oxwich Bay Hotel for accommodation and food.

Arthur's Stone
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The famous local landmark Arthur's Stone on top of Cefn Bryn. One legend tells that it was a stone shed from King Arthur's shoe, another that it goes down to the sea to drink on New Year's Eve. Well worth a visit, with spectacular panoramic views overlooking the Loughor Estuary, and as far as the Black Mountains.

Cefn Bryn is a great ridge of Old Red Sandstone which runs much of the length of the peninsula. It dominates the view from most locations in Gower. Predominantly common moorland, Cefn Bryn is bare and bleak but forms a magnificent counterpoint to the views of the rocky coastline and sea.


Arthur's Stone, Copyright © 2003 Julian Herbert


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