Hunts Bay Deep Slade

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Hunts Bay – Deep Slade

Hunts Bay (Deep Slade)

  • Car park – No
  • Boat Launching – No
  • Public Transport – No
  • Wheelchair access – No
  • Toilets – No
  • Shops/refreshments – No
  • Lifeguard (May-Sept) – No
  • Dogs – Allowed all year
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What’s it like?

Hunts Bay (also known as Deep Slade) is a large rocky cove criss-crossed by gullies and crevices, surrounded by beautiful scenery and great for rock pooling. The bay is really worth exploring, as are the famous bone caves which lie around the bay above the high water mark. There are three caves; the Minchin hole, Bacon hole, and Bosco's Den. Each has yielded a wealth of remains and artifacts indicating inhabitation of the area from the Upper Palaeolithic period, throughout the Romano-British occupation, and again into the Dark Ages. For more information about Gower’s bone caves, please see the historic sites pages and click on the maps for more detailed information.

To get to Hunts Bay, drive (less than 10 minutes from Parc-Le-Breos B&B) or take a bus to the national national trust car park at Southgate next to the coffee shop, follow the cliff path east past Foxhole bay. A further half a mile on you will find the wide sweep of Hunts Bay. If you are feeling fit, walking father East will bring you to Pwll Du in about 40 minutes. Walking west from Hunts will bring you first to Foxhole and then Pobbles and Three Cliffs bay.


Some nice spots where you can swim from the rocks straight into deep water at high tide - really good snorkelling here. On the west side of the bay is a sheer section of cliff dropping into a deep gully, local youngsters often come here for cliff jumping, seeing who dares to jump from the highest point.


Characterised by relatively flat rocky platforms, lots of weed (especially at low tide) and very little sand, Hunts is good for bass fishing at low tide up until about an hour before high water using rough ground gear and ledger with crab. Also try spinning an hour before and after high water for pollock and bass.


An exposed reef and point break, fairly inconsistent surf but best in NE winds and swell direction from SW. When the bay does work, it can hold some pretty respectable waves - Surf around low tide. Rocks are a serious hazard here, you should only venture down if you are a competent surfer.

Surf Forecast

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