When you think of Wales you probably don’t think of beaches but this beach is one of the nicest I’ve ever seen. Three Cliffs Bay is on the Gower Peninsula near Swansea in south Wales. The Pennard Pill river meanders out to sea from the woodland to the beach.
The bay gets its name from the three cliffs that jut out into the sea. The valley floor is flat but there are steep sand dunes leading up toward the cliffs on each side. It’s tough to climb up but the views are breathtaking – especially when it’s April and really windy like when I was there!
Getting to Three Cliffs Bay is an experience in itself. This beach is pretty off the beaten track. It’s quite a trek from the car park. I was there on a university field trip and we were out all day without the chance to go to the loo! There are no facilities down in the bay but I think this adds to the allure. On this chilly April day pretty much the only people in the whole bay were my uni group!
We sat up on the cliff to try and map the area. It’s a nightmare trying to tame an A3 piece of paper on an A4 clipboard when it’s blowing a gale! It might have been cold but it was pretty! I would love to go back in the summer when, hopefully(!) it’ll be a bit warmer. I would definitely recommend a trip to Wales and to the Gower. What do you think? Is this the best beach in Wales?