GPS Cycle and Walking Routes

Rhossili to Port Eynon Walk

7 miles (11 km)

This walk follows a section of the Wales coast path from Rhossili to Port Eynon on the Gower.
The route runs for just under 7 miles along a lovely cliff top path with fine sea views throughout. It's a particularly photogoenic area with some wonderful limestone rock formations and beautiful bays to observe.
The walk starts from the visitor centre car park at Rhossili. From here you can pick up the coastal footpath and start by following it around the headland to Kitchen Corner and Tears Point. The route then heads east along Mewslade Bay to Thurba, Horse Cliff and Overton Cliff before coming to the headland at Port Eynon.

Rhossili to Port Eynon Walk OS Map - Mobile GPS OS Map with Location tracking

Rhossili to Port Eynon Walk Open Street Map - Mobile GPS Map with Location tracking

Pubs/Cafes

At the end of the route you could head to the Ship Inn in Port Eynon. 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.

Dog Walking

The cliff top path is a bracing walk to do with your dog though it's best to keep them under close control. The Ship mentioned above is dog friendly.

Further Information and Other Local Ideas

To continue your walking in the area you can try the Rhossili Bay Walk, the Rhossili Headland Walk or the Worm's Head Walk.
For a longer walk try the Rhossili to Mumbles Coastal Walk which will take you to Mumbles point near Swansea.
For more walking ideas in the area see the Gower Walks page.

Cycle Routes and Walking Routes Nearby

Photos

Rhossili Community, rock outcrops at Mewslade Bay - geograph.org.uk - 185291

Rhossili Community, rock outcrops at Mewslade Bay

Coastal path above Mewslade Bay - geograph.org.uk - 1542963

Coastal path above Mewslade Bay

View down to Mewslade Bay at low tide (geograph 2977234)

View down to Mewslade Bay at low tide. Mewslade Bay can be viewed from the promontory high above. Worm's Head is just out of view around the corner. One or two people are on the sands and a few hardy souls in the surf.

Cliff Scenery between Mewslade Bay and Port Eynon - geograph.org.uk - 81258

Cliff Scenery between Mewslade Bay and Port Eynon. Taken from above Mewslade Bay, this shows the limestone cliff scenery south east to Port Eynon Point

Gower Coastline, South Western Tip - geograph.org.uk - 1521098

Gower Coastline, South Western Tip. This is the point where the lower pathway (not marked on the OS map) ends, eroded away from the cliff face ahead. You can track back and head inland to join the footpath to continue on to Worms Head, which is the most distant land mass you see in the photo.

Formations near Common Cliff - geograph.org.uk - 81126

Formations near Common Cliff. This photograph was taken between Port Eynon and Rhossili, a coastline of spectacular scenery. This is around the Common Cliff and Blackhole Gut section.

Overton Mere, The Gower - geograph.org.uk - 1521202

Overton Mere, The Gower. Overton Mere is a rocky plateau surrounded with hills rising high on three sides. The mere is filled with rock pools and a wide variety of birds can be seen swooping from the cliffs to the waters edge. Not suitable for bathing or water sports as the exposed remnants of bygone wrecks will testify at low tide. Culver Hole is hidden in the cliffs on the eastern side of the mere.

Quay, Sea and Salt Cottages - Port-Eynon - geograph.org.uk - 1522919

Quay, Sea and Salt Cottages - Port-Eynon. As viewed from the Northern Wall of the Old Salt House.

GPS Files

GPX File

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Memory Map Route

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