Oh, Oh, this beach is not the one that I wanted to go either. So now we are totally at a lost where is this Rhossili Bay which I can't find on the sat-nav. Instead of wasting time, we turned back to the town centre of Swansea to look for the supermarket to get some food. Got the stuffs we wanted and developed some prints for my in laws. Wandered around the town centre and came across the wharf.
Lucky my husband found the map of Swansea and able to check where Rhossili Bay. From the sat-nav it show about 28 miles from where we were. So he reckon it will take him about twenty minutes drives to reach there. We do not want to spend the night in the dark so we stay at the supermarket parking lot and my husband can had his nap and I can read my book. It was 12.00 in the midnight and we drove down to Rhossili Bay unfortunately, it was not 20 minutes to reach there and it took us an hour to reach there. The beach was locked up in the night and the car park notice stated no parking overnight. Still we drove into the car park and there were quite a few cars parking around there. It was 1.00 a.m. in the morning and not sure whether we are allowed to park here for the night. Talking and walking around the the car park, we woke up the people in another car then we realised that we can park here for the night. Wow, the sky is full of stars and it look like a milky way. I was unable to take any photo as my husband advice that it was took dark.
We slept for about 4 hours and woke up at 5.00 a.m. but my poor man he had a restless night. Woke up and planned to catch the sunrise. So cooked some pot noodle for our breakfast as we missed our dinner last night. We do not want to wait for the Rhossili Bay gate to be open to the public and decided to drive to Oxwich Bay again so that we can take some sunrise photo.
Spent an hour at this beach we decided to pack up and go back to Rhossili Bay again. On the way to there, the morning sun shinning on the reeds and it took our breath away.
Reached Rhossili Bay car park and they charged is 3.00 gbp for the whole day. The Gower Peninsula is about 15 miles and it take about 2 to 4 hours walk along the coastlines. The Southern coast are popular for the dune-backed beaches of surf-swept coast, yellow limestone cliffs, chiselled in places into deep gullies and knife-edge ridges. Unfortunately we do not have the times to walk along this coastline as we spent our time on the Rhossili Down.
None of the Gower beaches can compare to the Rhossili Bay. Due to the wild nature and steep-sided down had provided a natural impenetrable barrier. The whaleback ridge that runs almost the full length of the beach.
It was almost 11.00 a.m. and my husband was too knackered to carry on. We had a rest on the grassland. We been told that 1.00 p.m. the Causeway to the Worm Heads was accessible due to low tides. He decided to wait for me in the car so he can get some sleep and I had to carry on without him. I didn't realise that it was so hard to scramble on the limestones as they were slippery. Luckily I met two couples and they kindly let me to join them. It took us about 2 hours to walk around this islet. At the top of islet we are not allow to go there due to the wild life are nesting.
Scored for this place: 10 stars
Place: Rhossili Bay, 3 Cliffs, Beach at Oxwich Bay, and Swansea Marina
Photos were taken by Robert Suen and myself.