Oxwich is located on the south of the Gower Peninsula approximately 15 miles from Swansea. The three mile stretch of sandy beach curves around the bay with the rocky headland of Oxwich Point to the right and the Great Tor to the left. The pretty village of Oxwich, is situated at the Western end of Oxwich Bay, for a small village with a population of less than two hundred, it has a lot to offer. It boasts a number of thatched cottages, two castles and a National Nature Reserve with a wide variety of bird and plant life and if that just isn’t enough, then there is always the bay with its glorious sand dunes, towering cliffs and shady woods.
Much of the traffic that travels to the bay bypasses Oxwich village itself, but the beautiful approach road travels down through the woods and out into the salt marshes and the Nature Reserve.
Oxwich also has a close connection with the start of Methodism in The Gower Peninsula, as John Wesley stayed in this lovely little thatched cottage when he came to Gower between 1762 and 1773.
Plenty of sand, sea and space for everyone, even on the hottest summer day.
Oxwich is a lovely beach backing onto sand dunes and if its peace and quiet that you are looking for, then walk a few extra yards away from the busy location near the car park.
The Oxwich Bay Hotel stands at the Western end of the beach and provides good food, snacks, meals and refreshments. There is a restaurant on the beach, The Beach House.
The Dunes Cafe and Shop selling all kinds of things you may have forgotten with a great Fish and Chip Shop and a café to serve you fresh food through the day. They have a considerable list of Groceries, Milk & Bread, Cold Meats, Crisps, Welsh Confectionary, Fudge, Rock, Wetsuits, Head Wear, Kites, Calor Gas (for camping) & Walking Gear