Follow the flat sandy beach at Port Eynon before making your way along the rocky coastline to the crystal clear waters of Oxwich Bay. After a seaside lunch stop make your way back via narrow country lanes and farmland footpaths.
Beginning with a stroll along the flat sands of Port Eynon Beach you then walk around the peninsula following a beautiful easy going track above the rocky coastline to Oxwich Point. Carry on through shady woodland trails and continue onto the small hamlet of Oxwich, where the Methodist preacher John Wesley lived between 1762 and 1773. Don’t miss the view back over Oxwich Bay and its National Nature Reserve from Great Tor. (If you are staying here you will walk around the point at the end of the day, rather than at the beginning).
Then head inland and on footpaths and small tracks to Horton, a very pretty little village in South Gower, set on a steep hill that stretches down to the beautiful beach. Finishing your day back in Port Eynon, head down to the seafront for a portion of fish and chips whilst taking in the view.
If it's a sunny day pack your swimming gear, there are some great spots for a dip between Port Eynon and Oxwich Bay.
The route follows quite close to cliff edges, although the drop isn't huge it wouldn't be a comfortable fall. Take good care during low visibility and remember the cliffs can be prone to landslides so dont venture too close to the ede.
Check tide times before you leave as this route crosses Port Eynon Beach, although it's still passable at high tide the walking will be much easier when the tide is low.
Along with your usual gear for a day outdoors remember to pack a wind/waterproof and an extra layer. The weather can change fairly quickly along coastal routes and sections of this walk have little in the way of shelter.
Food and Drink
In Port Eynon there are a couple of cafes and a small shop, as well as The Ship Inn. All offering food and drinks. Once in Oxwich the Oxwich Bay Hotel is a good place to stop for lunch and if you need food or refreshments once you reach Horton there is a small village shop.
Points of interest
Oxwich Bay and village
Oxwich Bay is the second largest beach on the Gower Peninsula. In 1911, the beach gained fame for hosting the first aeroplane flight in Wales, accomplished by Mr E. Sutton in his Bleriot Monoplane. Oxwich village has fine cottages that once housed the local quarry men and also a Medieval church and Tudor castle. The wooded areas of Oxwich were, at one time, quarried for limestone and exported, using Oxwich bay as a small port.