The Area

Located on the Gower Peninsula, an area that offers something for everyone!

We were Britain’s first designated Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, so ramblers can enjoy the beautiful surroundings, but we are also within easy reach of Llangennith, which boasts one of the best surfing beaches in Britain, and Swansea, an important regional shopping center for Wales.

There is a fine network of footpaths and bridleways suitable for walking, mountain biking and horse riding throughout Gower and access from The Bunkhouses could not be easier. Much emphasis has been placed on preserving Gower’s natural habitats and there are several National Nature Reserves on the North and South sides of Gower, the nearest being a few minutes drive away at Whitford. The bay and estuary, especially during the winter months, is of significant importance in providing a rich habitat for wintering birds.

In addition to Llangennith, there are many safe and sandy beaches close to The Bunkhouse. Some, such as Port-Eynon, Horton and Oxwich are easily accessible, whilst others require more of a walk, taking you to the quieter coves and beaches. One of these is Mewslade Bay, a popular rock climbing location. Several of the local beaches even have life guard stations, to ensure that you remain completely safe.

Much of Gower’s stunning coastline is owned by The National Trust, securing the future of these fragile parts of Gower for generations to come.

Welsh Surfing

Come and learn to surf at the stunning location of Llangennith Beach.

Our team of fully qualified surf instructors have a wealth of teaching experience with lessons to suit all ages and abilities from beginner up.

We have male and female instructors who have current DBS/CRB checks, and we are the original Llangennith Surf School operating since 1981 and the only one permanently based at the beach.

Surf School

Gower surfing is a British surf company based near Swansea, South West Wales.

This website allows you to book your Gower surf lessons, Stand up paddle surfing, supervised surfing hire…

We provide all the surf equipment you will need to enjoy your surfing trip and holiday.

Gower Coast

Experience fantastic wildlife encounters on our round trip from beautiful Oxwich Bay to magnificent Worms Head, the tidal island at the western tip of Gower.

At Worms Head delight in the sights and sounds of hundreds of seabirds during nesting season, seals basking on the rocks or dozing in the water and the chance to experience the spectacular blowhole at high tide.

Surf Shop

Based in Llangennith, this is the place to find out about surfing, bodyboarding and windsurfing in South Wales and especially around Llangennith, at the end of the Gower Peninsula.

In our shop we sell surfboards, wetsuits and many brands of surf clothing.

We offer surf reports, surfboard hire and repairs as well as giving visitors to Llangennith information about where to stay and what’s going on.


Experience our unforgettable, full day tour. The must-see locations and the hidden gems are all included in this complete Gower experience. We give you the opportunity for walks on the beach, up on the moors and in the villages of the peninsula. There will be plenty of time to take photos and explore the country, villages, towns and communities of Gower. This is the best way to experience Britain’s first Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty.


Here at The Lookout Rhossili we have created a warm and friendly hub in conjunction with Gower Tours. An inviting little space where you can relax on a break throughout your tour, refresh and reflect upon the beauty of the Gower peninsula.



Tread Gower is business built purely on passion, and the simple joys of personal development in the great outdoors. From developing Hill and Mountain Skills, guided walks, to corporate training, from student orientation to planning for your gap year abroad – we offer every type of training you could wish for, built around you the client.



We provide a wide range of outdoor activities for families, friends and groups. We offer adventure days out based on the Gower peninsula and in the Swansea and South Wales area.

Our team of highly qualified and experienced staff is dedicated to delivering challenging adventures and giving you lasting memories of Gower.

Gower Clay
Pigeon Shooting

A Clay Shooting Day is a fantastic day out! Located in the heart of Gower, we run corporate event shooting, which is ideal for parties and team building events.

Gun hire, clays, cartridges, safety equipment, skete vests, full instruction and a safety briefing are included.


Cwm Ivy
Cafe & Crafts

Situated in a cute little wooden shop with stunning views of the North Gower coast. We sell local crafts. We serve hot drinks, cakes and savoury food.



Community Shop

We run a community shop, coffee shop and post office plus provide community support locally as needed. The business is run by the community for the benefit of the community.

WWT Llanelli
Wetland Centre

Hand feed the rarest goose in the world, see our colourful flamingos, go bug hunting or pond dipping, enjoy bird watching from our hides and explore the reserve to see butterflies, dragonflies and more!



Big Blue

Big Blue Adventures provides fully organised adventure travel packages with a mix of water-sports & other outdoor activities. Our trips include accommodation, transport and more, perfect for both groups as well as individuals.



With quality over quantity being our mantra for the business, the very first wedding we hosted was on the 12th August 2011, a resounding success and the start of a journey that has strengthened our team and given our couples the opportunity to celebrate at a leisurely pace with the best support, in a unique and very special place in Wales.



King’s Head

The King’s Head has been owned and managed by the Stevens family since the 1980s. In the olde worlde character bars, with beams and exposed stone, an impressive variety of food is served nearly all of it home-made and based on fresh Welsh produce.




Steeped in over 300 years of rich history, Fairyhill is an iconic Georgian mansion boasting a 21st century injection of style… Nestled within 24-acres of breathtaking grounds.



The Britannia

The Britannia Inn is set in a unique location in the quiet, north Gower village of Llanmadoc. Offering amazing views over the Loughor estuary from the large beer garden this historic pub is a great place to grab some summer refreshment. The pub is dog-friendly and the restaurant is award-winning.





Touched by legend on exquisite Gower, South Wales, The King Arthur is a delightful Wedding Venue, Hotel, and Traditional Country Inn. With its log fires and cosy restaurant, it has a relaxed and friendly old pub atmosphere. The King Arthur is found nestling under Cefn Bryn, the highest point on Gower Peninsula. On a clear day, you can not only see the coastline, but over the Bristol Channel and North towards the Brecon Beacons and West to Carmarthenshire.






Adventure holidays and group days in Wales have just got better, with a bit more Rip to them and a lot more Rock, with me Sally Haines and my team of qualified and experienced guides. RIPNROCK offer activitiy days and short breaks across South Wales, from the picture perfect beaches of the Gower peninsular to the wild and watery beauty of the Neath Valley.






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Lower Hardingsdown Farm, Llangennith, Gower, Swansea, SA3 1HT
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