As a result of the Covid-19 situation, we have been asked to remove all the leaflets for different visitor attractions. To help you decide how to spend your time we have summarised the information below. Obviously in the current situation you are advised to check current opening times before planning a visit.
For information on the Gower peninsula and its fabulous beaches visit Enjoy Gower
Barcud Lodge looks out over Llangennith beach, the best surfing beach on Gower. It’s about 1 mile from the house and the easiest access is from the car park at Hillend (turn right out of Barcud Lodge, left at the mini roundabout and follow the road to Hillend). From the car park the beach is just a short walk along the path through the dunes.
Broughton Beach is also about 1 mile from the house. Turn right out of Barcud Lodge and straight over at the mini roundabout. Follow the road down to the car park at Broughton Caravan Park and then there are signs to the beach. You can also walk to the beach, taking the right turn at the mini roundabout and follow the road and then the track and footpath down through the fields to the beach.
During the season, both Hillend and Broughton charge to park. Please also note that there are no toilets on either of these beaches. The beaches at Port Eynon and Oxwich have car parks adjacent to the beach as well as small shops and toilets. These beaches are about 20 minutes drive from Llangennith.
The nearest surfing beach is at Llangennith, with access from Hillend car park (parking charge applies). PJ’s Surf Shop (next to the church in Llangennith) is the best place for advice and hire of boards, wet suits etc. They also sell tide timetables. www.pjsurfshop.co.uk Lessons are available from the Welsh Surfing Federation Surf School based at Hillend car park. Tel: 01792 386426 www.wsfsurfschool.co.uk
Gower is a great place to go walking, whether your preference is to walk on the hills, the beach or over the commons. You will need walking boots or sturdy shoes. There are ideas and directions for walks in this file available to download Walks from Barcud Lodge
Llangennith beach is popular for fishing; seabass and mullet are often caught.
Gower Coast Adventures – book at www.gowercoastadventures.co.uk or 01792 348229.
Parc-Le-Breos Trekking Centre, Parkmill, Swansea. A friendly family run riding centre with rides for all abilities.
Gower Heritage Centre
Crafts and rural life museum: farming museum, woollen mill, craft workshops. www.gowerheritagecentre.co.uk
North Gower Cycle Route. For more details including bike hire, contact Celtic Trail 0800 243 731
Kite Flying or Kite Riding
Swansea has all the attractions of a big city: museums, cinemas, shops etc.
- Swansea Leisure Complex www.thelcswansea.co.uk – indoor waterpark, gym, interactive play, climbing wall
- Parc Tawe SA1 2BA – for Plantasia, Cinema, Mega Bowl ten pin bowling
- Waterfront Museum SA1 3RD
- Dylan Thomas Centre, SA1 1RR
- The award-winning covered market- the largest indoor market in Wales www.swanseaindoormarket.co.uk
National Showcaves Centre for Wales SA9 1GJ
Includes, Dan-yr-Ogof and other caves, dinosaur park, museum, shire horse centre and farm About 1 hour by car from Llangennith. M4 J45, then follow A4067 www.showcaves.co.uk
Go Ape! At Margam Country Park SA13 2TJ
About 1 hour by car from Llangennith (on A48 follow signs from M4 J38) 850 acres of parkland. Wales’ first Go Ape course (www.goape.co.uk). Special events throughout the year.
For Little Ones
- Swansea Community Farm: At Fforestfach (near J47 of M4) – free entry! http://www.swanseacommunityfarm.org.uk/ or 01792 578384
- Simply Play: Indoor soft play in Gorseinon (not far from J47 of M4) for children up to 12 with baby and toddler areas. www.simply-play.net or 01792 224904. Great for kids if weather not kind.