The villages of Pennard and Southgate
Most people today think of the area of Southgate as “Pennard” and indeed the names have become almost interchangeable. Pennard church, in fact, stands alone on the Western edge of Kittle, just up the road from Parkmill. Despite the confusion with names, this area is very popular with walkers. The views from Pennard Castle and the area around Three Cliffs Bay are stunning. More information and photos of this area can be found on the Pennard Burrows and Three Cliffs pages.
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Three Cliff Bay is one of the most photographed areas of Gower and is also commonly known as Three Cliffs.
This is where it gets really exciting. A wooded valley with a fresh water river (Pennard Pill) meandering through a vast open space surrounded by sand dunes and limestone features before flowing into the sea. Great.
Pobbles Bay is another popular but more secluded beach. Surrounded by limestone cliffs and sand dunes you can see right to the end of Oxwich Bay on a clear day.
Pwlldu is a very secluded bay. Very pebbly, picturesque and romantic.
A church which stood close to Pennard castle and whose remains can still be seen was besanded and finally abandoned in the early 16th century, so that St Mary’s became the parish church.
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 Pennard, to the various villages.
Map of the Gower Peninsula
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