Southgate Accommodation and Holiday Guide

Introduction

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.

Southgate, Pennard and Three Cliffs Bay is home to one of the Gower’s finest beaches. A three mile stretch of sandy beach that is framed by cliffs and sand dunes. It is not the easiest beach to access as it does involve a walk along the cliffs from the car park at Southgate. This does ensure that it does not get too crowded though! The eerie remains of Pennard castle loom over Pennard Burrows, in a dramatic and proud fashion. The castle, thought to have been built in the 13th century by Henry de Beaumont and later rebuilt in stone by the de Braoses. However, the fantastic location of the castle also proved to be its downfall. The castle was blighted by sand blow which led to it being abandoned by the end of the 14th Century. Southgate itself has a lovely little coffee shop and general store, that also sells art and photography of the local area.

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Last Updated: 28 Apr 2015