The Gower Coast Path in Wales
A 65-mile walk around the limestone landscape of the Gower Peninsula section of the Wales Coast Path.
Reviews 0 Reviews0/5
Vacation Style Holiday Type
Activity Level Moderate
- Visiting the National Wetland Centre and enjoying the pretty plant life that attracts various birds all year round.
- Taking in the far-reaching views from the headlands of Whiteford Point and Port Eynon Point.
- Enjoying the changing landscapes from rugged cliffs to untouched beaches and soft sand dunes.
As the first Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty to be designated in Britain, the limestone Gower Peninsula boasts a wonderfully unspoiled coastline filled with grassy saltmarshes, golden sandy beaches and rugged cliffs dotted with headlands and coves.
The scenery is magnificent, the villages along the way are charming and welcoming, and the bustling city of Swansea acts as a fantastic finishing point for this section of the Wales Coast Path.
The terrain along The Gower Coast Path is diverse and changeable, dotted with a number of steep ascents when climbing the cliffs and sandy, marshy landscapes that could become challenging depending on the weather; however the many wonderful sights along the way serve as their own satisfying reward.
- 7 nights’ accommodation in en-suite rooms (where available) in selected B&B’s, hotels, inns and guesthouses along the trail, or a short distance away via taxi provided at our expense.
- Breakfast each day.
- Door to door luggage transfer.
- Maps with the route marked on and a guidebook or route notes describing the trail.
- An information pack containing an itinerary, instructions on how to find your accommodation each night and a kit list.
- Detailed travel instructions on how to get to the start of your holiday and back from the end of it.
- Single supplement (available on request – inquire for supplement)
Total distance: 65 miles (104 km)
Duration: 7 nights, 6 days walking
Minimum daily distance: 8 miles (12.5 km)
Maximum daily distance: 13.5 miles (21.5 km)
Season: Every Saturday from March 7 to Oct 31 (other start days of the week on request)
Start of holiday: Burry Port
End of holiday: Swansea Trafalgar Bridge
Travel to Burry Port
Travel to Burry Port where your first night’s accommodation has been booked. This quiet seaside town is know as ’West Wales best-kept secret’.
Burry Port to Loughor. 11 miles (18km)
Fabulous views today along the Loughor Estuary which is a Special Area of Protection (SAP) and attracts a large variety of wildlife, particularly birds. On a calm day, it is a serene place with picture postcard views.
Loughor to Llanmadoc 13.5 miles (21.5km)
Llanmadoc is a tranquil village nestled among some of the most beautiful scenery on the Gower Peninsula.
Llanmadoc to Rhossili. 10 miles (16km)
Beautiful views today as you approach the spectacular promontory of Worm’s Head and Rhossili Beach, voted one of the best coastlines in the world by National Geographic.
Rhossili to Oxwich. 12 miles (19km)
Discover the stunning Gower Peninsula as you make your way from Rhossili to Oxwich.
Oxwich to Langland Bay. 10.5 miles (17km)
Langland Bay is a friendly beach resort with Blue Flag designation
Langland Bay to Swansea Trafalgar Bridge. 8 miles (12.5km)
Beaches, sea views for miles as you walk the Gower coastline
Depart from Swansea Trafalgar Bridge
Depart from Swansea Trafalgar Bridge after breakfast.
Select B&B’s, hotels, inns and guesthouses along the trail, or a short distance away via taxi provided at our expense.
This itinerary lists our preferred overnight stops for this tour. Sometimes there may be a shortage of available accommodation in a preferred location, in which case we will transfer you from the trail to your accommodation and back again at no extra charge. Overnight stops marked with a (T) will always require transfers as standard.
Overnight stops marked with an (L) have very limited accommodation, and therefore more often than not will also require a transfer, particularly on bank holidays and weekends. We will use non-transfer accommodation wherever possible.
The daily mileages quoted are average trail miles only and do not include the distance from the trail to your accommodation. We do not expect you to have to walk more than a mile from the trail to your accommodation; should your accommodation be further than this, transfers will be provided as standard.
Below are the additional costs that may apply depending on your requirements. Dog friendly tours are subject to a Daily Dog Charge, which will be listed below if applicable. Our standard prices per person are based upon two people sharing a room; if you are walking on your own, or are part of a group but require a room of your own, then the Solo Walker or Single Supplements apply respectively:
Solo Walker Supplement: USD$93 per person, per night
Single Supplement: USD$62 per person, per night
Solo Supplement: USD$93 per person, per night
Extra night (Standard); USD$114 per person, per night
Nearest available airport: London Heathrow
There is a rail station at the start of the trail (Burry Port).
Trains run from London Paddington station to Pembrey & Burry Station.
Nearest departure airport: London Heathrow
There is a rail station at the end of the trail (Swansea).
Trains run from Swansea to Burry Port and onwards to London Paddington.