Fall Bay

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Fall Bay

Fall Bay

  • Car park – Yes (100m)
  • Boat Launching – No
  • Public Transport – Yes
  • Wheelchair access – Yes
  • Toilets – Yes (100m)
  • Shops/refreshments – Yes
  • Lifeguard (May-Sept) – Yes
  • Dogs – Seasonal Ban (April-Sept)

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What’s it like?

An absolutely spectacular bay but usually very quiet because it is a decent walk down to the beach. At low tide there is a huge expanse of golden sand and you can walk around the headland into Mewslade, while at high tide much of the sand disappears and the waters of the bay take on a calmer demeanour as they become sheltered by the cliffs.

Access to the beach is easiest from Rhossili village hall (20 minute drive from Parc-Le-Breos B&B) where you can park and pay at the honesty box. From the hall you walk down the farm track and across a number of fields following the footpath signs. It is also possible to walk here from the farm car park at Mewslade, or for that matter if you want an enjoyable walk why not park at the main Rhossili car park and and walk past Worms Head on the coastal footpath.


A great bay to bathe in, especially in the shelter of high tide. Snorkelling is fantastic here especially along the rocks to the west of the bay.


Reasonable fishing off the beach - expect dabs, and sometimes plaice. The rocks running off the east side of the bay can yeild good bass, especially on a rising tide. High tide can be good for spinning for mackerel and pollack.


A fairly constant beach break becomes a shore dump at high tide. Fall Bay reef can be one of the best waves on the peninsula, producing short left handers at low tide. Best on big SW swells. NNW winds are offshore.

Surf Forecast

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