The village of Oxwich with the hamlets of Oxwich Green and Slade
The pretty village of Oxwich is situated at the Western end of Oxwich Bay (above) and is close to the hamlets of Oxwich Green and Slade.
For a small village with a population of less than two hundred, it has a lot to offer. It boasts a number of thatched cottages, two castles and a National Nature Reserve with a wide variety of bird and plant life and if that just isn’t enough, then there is always the bay with its glorious sand dunes, towering cliffs and shady woods.
Much of the traffic that travels to the bay bypasses the village itself, but the beautiful approach road travels down through the woods and out into the salt marshes and the Reserve.
Oxwich also has a close connection with the start of Methodism in the Gower Peninsula, as John Wesley stayed in this lovely little thatched cottage when he came to Gower between 1762 and 1773.
Set in a prime location with sea and countryside views. Easy access to two beaches. One bedroom, king size bed, sleeps 2. Fully equipped with private parking. Bed linen, towels provided. Pets welcome with prior arrangement. Non-smoking
Checkin 4pm checkout 9am.
Slade Barn is a 5* award winning barn at the head of the valley in Slade 400m from the beach between the villages of Oxwich, Horton and Port Eynon. Perfect for young children and pets.
Stunning holiday cottage with sea views and swimming pool finished to a high standard. Sleeps 10: 5 bedrooms, 3 bathrooms and spacious living areas. Fully equipped with bed linen and towels provided. Easy access to Slade and Oxwich Bay. Sorry, no smoking or pets.
Visit Wales 5*. Sleeps 13 people in 4 bedrooms. Fully equipped bunkhouse within walking distance of beach set on a working dairy farm. Parking and full disabled access. Pets welcome by arrangement. No smoking. Storage for bikes and boards.
Whether you’re looking for a quiet family day out, or exciting water activities we have something for you. Ideally located on the Gower Peninsula, Oxwich Watersports offers a range of activities to cater for the easy going all the way through to the thrill seeking adventurer.
Despite its name, Oxwich Castle is actually a fortified Tudor manor house. Built upon and inspired by an existing 13th and 14th century ruin, Sir Rice Mansel constructed his impressive mansion in the early 16th century.
Plenty of sand, sea and space for everyone, even on the hottest Summer day.
Legend suggests that St Illtyd himself brought the Sutton Stone font to Oxwich. The decoration of the chancel was instigated by Leslie Young, artistic director of Sadler’s Wells in 1931, who used to holiday nearby.
The Sands is a vast expanse of sand and rock pools surrounded by cliffs, at the Eastern end of Port Eynon Bay. At very low tide it is possible to scramble over the rocks from The Cove into The Sands, but it is advisable to keep a close eye on the tide at all times.
Please view the area map below to get your bearings and familiarise yourself with the roads. The table shows the approximate travelling times by car, from Oxwich, to the various villages.
Map of the Gower Peninsula
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