Bishopston Accommodation and Holiday Guide


Britain’s first designated Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty is almost a 20 mile peninsula of glorious beaches, dramatic cliffs and tiny pretty villages. The Gower produces some of the best surfing in Wales, as well as being an excellent spot for windsurfing and cycling. Due to the fantastic scenery and wildlife, the area is also popular with walkers and wildlife enthusiasts alike. Ruined castles, churches such as St Cadoc’s in Cheriton – known as the cathedral of The Gower and mysterious prehistoric remains add interest to an area rich in things to do and see.

Bishopston is probably the largest village on the Gower Peninsula, with three beaches close by and easy access to both Swansea and Mumbles, it has excellent amenities. The three beaches close to Bishopston are: Pwlldu Bay (Black pool in Welsh); Caswell Bay and Brandy Cove. Pubs in Bishopston include: The Joiners; and The Valley. The Lamplighter in the centre of the village serves refreshments as well as selling books and gifts, Christian and non. : . There are various amenities in the village such as a butcher, a post office, hairdresser and petrol station.

Pwlldu Bay is a pebbly beach that is owned by the National Trust and backs on to a wooded ravine that is fantastic for walkers. The beach is inaccessible by car although there is a car park in nearby Bishopston village, just a mile away.

Caswell Bay is a popular beach with a car park and public toilets. As a blue flag beach there is a dog ban in force from the 1st April to 30th September. There is a small shop selling the usual array of seaside provisions, and the beach is patrolled by a lifeguard in the summer. The nearest village is Bishopston. From Caswell Bay, Brandy Cove is accessible at low tide. Although there also paths from Bishopston.

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Last Updated: 28 Apr 2015