The Gower Peninsula

The Gower Peninsula was the first place in the UK to be designated an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty and it is a fantastic place to spend a few days or weeks or even longer.

There is a wealth of beautiful beaches from the breathtaking expanse of Rhossili Bay to the secluded Three Cliffs Bay and more. For further adventures, surfing, sailing, coasteering, archery and horse-riding are just a few of the many activities available in the area.

Our house is situated in the small hamlet of Overton, up the hill from Port Eynon village. Port Eynon beach is a short walk away and the Gower coastal path is a few minutes’ walk from the entrance. Port Eynon is popular with families and also with windsurfers and kite surfers. There is a (dog and people) friendly village pub plus a number of other excellent places to drink and eat in nearby villages.

Local area guides

For information about Gower beaches, activities and lots more, these websites have useful guides:

Visit Swansea Bay

Enjoy Gower

Gower Holidays

Local pubs

The Ship Inn, Port Eynon: Friendly pub serving a few local ales and decent food. 01792 390204 (15 minute walk down the hill from the house)

King Arthur Hotel, Reynoldston, SA3 1AD: Very popular Gower pub in the middle of the peninsula.  Cosy bar with good food and selection of ales.  Restaurant as well as bar area – all serving same food.  Can get busy on weekends and holidays. 01792 390775 (10 minutes away by car from the house.)

Kings Head, Llangennith, SA3 1HX: Popular pub and joint home of the Gower Brewery.  Good place to stop at the end of a walk from Rhossili. 01792 386212

The Britannia Inn, Llanmadoc, SA3 1DB: Well-liked pub in north Gower with views over the estuary towards Carmarthenshire.  Beer garden with rabbits and an aviary. 01792 386624

The Greyhound Inn, Oldwalls, Llanrhidian, SA3 1HA: Friendly pub. Joint home to the Gower Brewery.