landscape and beaches of the Gower peninsula spreads to the West
of Swansea, "an ugly, lovely town, crawling, sprawling by the side of
a long and splendid curving shore" (Dylan Thomas).
Detailed and insightful background information is available at www.explore-gower.co.uk.
Information on specific beaches, surf conditions and daily tide times
can be found at this BBC
Wales site. A useful
street map is available here.
(Dunraven Bay) and Ogmore-by-Sea are located about 20
miles to the West of Cardiff, South of Bridgend
and South East of the industrial town of Porthcawl. As
the Welsh coast features the world's second highest tidal range (with
up to 16m difference between high and low tides) the sea reaches the
cliffs at high tide, but opens vast sandy and rocky beaches at low tide.
Information on specific beaches and daily tide times can be found at
Wales site, a
map is available here.
Check out Rob
Hartill's site for additional (and very nice) pictures of the same