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Rhossili Bay - Where would you rather be

This week Rhossili Bay| Gower scoops 2 outstanding accolades in just one week! And with excellent transport links to the rest of the UK, the Gower Peninsula offers the perfect holiday or weekend retreat.

Rhossili Bay’s definitely a star, winning the Cadbury Flake 99 Great British Beach Awards and also voted Best Picnic Spot in a poll by the British Guild of Travel Writers* (please see details below).

Come and see what all the fuss is about!

While you’re here …..

Discover some of the lesser known bays and beaches| . There are about 50 to explore from nice sandy ones, interesting rocky ones and beaches with heart stopping views.

There’s plenty of space to roam - Britain’s first Area of Outstanding National Beauty offers over 400 miles of walking| paths including stunning coastal walks.

Or how about something a bit more active? An A –Z of adrenalin adventure| awaits – Abseiling, sky diving and a wide range of exhilarating water sports including kitesurfing, surfing and yachting.

Then mooch around Mumbles| index.cfm?articleid=30698. This ritzy little seaside resort is great for boutique shopping, walking along the prom or just chilling out, especially at one of the famous ice cream parlours. There’s a proper Victorian pier complete with amusements as well as an impressive medieval Castle perched on the hill above the resort.

For fun nights out let us entertain you with even more exciting options. Cosy pubs and bistros, fun packed bars, a 'Grand' theatre and glamorous casino, plus top class restaurants serving locally-sourced, exquisite dishes – the choice is yours.

And as the weather warms up Swansea Bay offers a full summer festival of events| , with many free things to do and enjoy.

For more information about Swansea Bay, Mumbles and Gower contact:

Angela Coyle
Tourism Officer
Culture & Tourism
City & County of Swansea
Room 132, Penllergaer Offices

Tel: 01792 635206

* Details about the awards

• Rhossili topped a poll of 24 shortlisted beaches from eight regions throughout the UK and Northern Ireland, in the Cadbury Flake 99 Great British Beach Awards.
It took 47% of the vote in a survey, emerging as the clear winner ahead of Tresco in the Isles of Scilly (19%) and Blackpool and Margate (10%).
This was a public vote (online) with over 7,700 people voting.

• Voted best picnic spot in a poll by the British Guild of Travel Writers. Prestigious award by travel experts who have experienced the best in UK travel.

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