Oxwich to Port Eynon Walk
A lovely coastal walk from Oxwich to Port Eynon on the Gower coast. It's a splendid stretch of coast with gorgeous beaches and some excellent views from the high points on the trail.
The walk starts from the car park at Oxwich where you can pick up the Wales Coast Path. Follow the trail south east and it will take past the 12th century St Illtyd's Church and Oxwich Wood to Oxwich Point. The route then heads west past Holy's Wash to The Sands (Slade Bay) and Horton, with wonderful views over Port Eynon Bay on the way. You head along the lovely beach towards Port Eynon Point before turning inland to pass Overton Mere. Shortly after the route finishes in the village of Port Eynon. It's a small village but there are good facilities with fish and chops and pubs for refreshment at the end of your walk.
PostcodeSA3 1LS - Please note: Postcode may be approximate for some rural locations
Oxwich to Port Eynon Ordnance Survey Map - view and print off detailed OS map
Oxwich to Port Eynon Open Street Map - view and print off detailed map
Oxwich to Port Eynon OS Map - Mobile GPS OS Map with Location tracking
Oxwich to Port Eynon Open Street Map - Mobile GPS Map with Location tracking
Head to the Ship Inn in Port Eynon for some post walk refreshments. The cosy pub has a nautical theme and links to the village's history of smuggling. It's though that the nearby village church was used as a hiding place for contraband around the time of the battle of Trafalgar, with kegs hidden in the altar and sometimes buried in the sand-dunes. They do excellent food and also have a lovely sun trap garden area for warmer days. You can find the inn at a postcode of SA3 1NN for your sat navs.
The coastal and woodland trails on the walk are ideal for you and your dog. The Ship Inn mentioned above is also dog friendly.
Further Information and Other Local Ideas
For an alternative walk from Oxwich try the Oxwich Bay Circular Walk. This will take you to the Oxwich Burrows Nature Reserve where there are some wonderful sand dunes and lots of wildlife to see.
From Port Eynon you could continue west along the Wales Coast Path on the Rhossili to Port Eynon Walk. You could then explore the beautiful Rhossili Bay at the opposite end of the walk.
The nearby Three Cliffs Bay and the historic Pennard Castle are also nearby and well worth a visit.
For more walking ideas in the area see the Gower Walks page.