Port Eynon Bay – Gower

 

This bay is an award winning sandy and safe beach and suitable for waterspouts in an area designated of outstanding natural beauty.

  • Lifeguard on Duty May – September
  • Carpark
  • Seasonal Dog Ban on some parts of the beach

 

The bay is a popular beach resort beside the village of Port Eynon. To the south west of the bay and is the most southerly point of the Gower Peninsula. Port Eynon is situated on the Wales Coastal path and being well signposted from Rhossili and Oxwich.

At the far end of Port Eynon Bay stands the eighteenth century ruin of the old Salt House, originally extracting salt from the sea, it is thought that the business was run as  cover for smuggled goods. Possibly a goof theory considering that most of the local population of the 16th, 17th and 18th centuries appeared to have been involved in smuggling, and on one occasion hidden in the church.

Take time to visit the Churchyard where there is a memorial to the three lifeboat crew who lost their lives at sea in 1916. The lifeboat station was closed in 1919 and a new one opened in Horton in 1968.

Port Eynon is well worth a visit – put it on your to do list!

 

 

Author: allthingscoastalsite

I am an enthusiastic professional in estate agency and property management business. I have purchased, renovated, rented and sold property. I give advice and guidance both to students and first time buyers and those leaving home for the first time. I have four books selling on Amazon currently and almost finished the fifth. I decided as a form of relaxing to start writing a blog about everything coastal, so here it is!

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