Mewslade Bay

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Mewslade Bay

Mewslade Bay

  • 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?

Stunning! One of Gower's less visited bays, a sandy cove enclosed by dramatic high cliffs with Thurba head rising over 70m on the eastern side. At low tide you can walk around he headland to Fall Bay, and looking west from here affords a spectacular view of Worms Head. Parking for the beach is in Pitton (15 minute drive from Parc-Le-Breos B&B.) After you have passed the entrance to Pitton Cross campsite, drop down the hill (approx. half a mile) looking out for a small sign on the left hand side of the road where the houses and just as the road starts to climb out of the dip towards Rhossili. Once you turn off the road, the car park (a farmers field with an honesty box to leave payment) is on the left after about 100m. From the car park, walk left down the hill and then right along the track which starts at the side of the big shed. The walk down to the beach takes about 15 minutes through woodland and a picturesque valley. There is a short scramble down to the beach itself. Although there are no shops near the car park, the local farm has taken to leaving a fridge containing local produce and Joe's ice cream outside the farmhouse, again with an honesty box.


A good safe beach for bathing, except when there is big surf as a strong undertow usually develops.


Reasonable fishing off the beach. Expect dabs, bass and sometimes plaice, while the rocks at high tide can be good for spinning for mackerel and pollock.


A fairly constant beach break when there is a large swell. There is a reef at low tide that produces an excellent wave. The bay will work well up until three quarters tide when the sea meets the cliffs and shingle bank. Take care when the surf is big - this can be a deceivingly heavy wave. Mewslade works best on SW swells. NNW winds are offshore.

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Surf Forecast

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