GPS Cycle and Walking Routes


Oxwich Bay Circular

4 miles (6.5 km)

This circular walk explores the area surrounding Oxwich Bay on the Gower Peninsula. TheTravel Magazinenamed Oxwich beach the most beautiful in Britain.
You start at the car park in Oxwich and head along the coast through Oxwich Wood before continuing to Oxwich point where there are splendid coastal views. On the way you will pass the fascinating St Illtud's Church. Founded in the 6th century the church has an interesting stone font and tranquil grounds.
From Oxwich point you continue around the southern part of the headland with views over Port-Eynon Bay. Footpaths through the countryside then take you back to Oxwich via the fine ruins of Oxwich Castle. The route then heads through the lovely sand dunes of Oxwich Burrows Nature Reserve where you can look out for a variety of flora and fauna. These include more than 600 species of plants such as Bee Orchidsand Early Marsh-orchids.
The area also includes a freshwater lake, salt marsh and the pretty stream of Nicholaston Pill. Look out for birds including Cetti's Warblers, Sedge Warblers and Bittern.
If you'd like to continue your exercise then you could try the Three Cliffs Bay Walk which visits Nicholaston Burrows and Penmaen Burrows. The video below shows a walk from Oxwich to Three Cliffs also.
You could also continue along the coast path to the village of Port Eynon via Horton. It's a lovely walk passing along the coast with views of Port Eynon Bay and beach.

Oxwich Bay Circular Postcode

SA3 1LS
N.B Postcode may be approximate for some rural locations

Cycle Routes and Walking Routes Nearby

Photos

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Granite at Oxwich Bay

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Across the dunes in Oxwich Burrows

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Oxwich Wood

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View from the coastal path towards Oxwich

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Oxwich point

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View from coastal path towards Port Eynon

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Oxwich Castle

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The boardwalk at Oxwich Burrows

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Video

GPS Files

GPX File

Oxwich Bay Circular.gpx (right click - 'Save As')

Memory Map Route

Oxwich Bay Circular.mmo (right click - 'Save As')

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