Port Eynon is the most southerly point on Gower and is thought to be named after an Eleventh Century Welsh Prince, Eynon.

It is believed that he built Port Eynon castle which has disappeared over the years. Once there was a booming trade in Oyster fishing (the remains of the Oyster Pools and the old harbour wall can be seen at low tide), limestone quarrying, lobstering and crabbing, but as with many little ports also came reports of smuggling. At one stage, it is thought that eight excise men were stationed in the village alone.

At the far end of Port Eynon Bay stands the Eighteenth Century ruin of the old Salt House. Originally extracting salt from the sea, (the sea in Port Eynon has an especially high salinity) it is thought that the business was run as a cover for smuggled goods. Maybe this theory is not too far fetched when you consider that most of the local population of the 16th, 17th and 18th centuries appeared to have been involved in smuggling. On one notable occasion, the goods were hidden in the church!

In the churchyard, is a memorial to the three lifeboat crew who lost their lives at sea in 1916. The lifeboat station was closed in 1919, when it was considered too dangerous to be located in Port Eynon. A new lifeboat station was opened in Horton in 1968.

Below the cliff where the castle is once believed to have stood, is Culver Hole. This rather unusual cave, between two rock faces has a masonry wall. There is a staircase inside that leads up to four floors. Legend links it to the castle and also as a safe hideaway for contraband, but today it is inhabited by pigeons and seagulls.

The village of Horton is located at the Eastern end of the bay.

Bowstones Granary and Pigsty Cottage self-catering accommodation, Scurlage, Gower
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Bowstones Granary and Pigsty Cottage

Scurlage, Port Eynon, Swansea, SA3 1BJ

Two detached stone barn conversions, each sleeping 2 in 1 double room. Cot available. Bed linen provided. No smoking. Pets by arrangement. Sky TV.

  • 7 Nights From£250
  • Sleeps 2
  • Bedrooms 1
  • PetsYes
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Candyfloss self-catering cottage, Scurlage, Gower
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Candyfloss Cottage

Scurlage, Port Eynon, Swansea, SA3 1BA

Detached cottage sleeping up to 4 people (one double room and one sofa bed). Bed linen provided. No smoking. Beaches 5 mins by car. WTB 3*.

  • 7 Nights From£165
  • Sleeps 2
  • Bedrooms 1
  • PetsNo
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Dellside is a self-catering apartment at Port Eynon, Gower Peninsula
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Dellside

Port Eynon, Swansea, SA3 1NL

Super one bedroom first floor seaside apartment  tucked away in a quiet part of Port Eynon and only 3 minutes walk to the award winning beach. Double bedroom, fab shower room, private balcany and patio, wifi, off road parking for one car.

  • 7 Nights From£295
  • Sleeps 2
  • Bedrooms 1
  • PetsYes
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25 Gower Holiday Village self-catering holiday bungalow, Scurlage, Gower Peninsula
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25 Gower Holiday Village

Scurlage, Port Eynon, Swansea, SA3 1AY

Enjoy a relaxing  holiday in our charming  newly refurbished 2 bedroom bungalow on the stunning Gower Peninsula. Finest beaches  and costal walks in Wales. Free access to indoor heated pool and children’s play park as well as many other amenities

  • 7 Nights From£300
  • Sleeps 4
  • Bedrooms 2
  • PetsYes
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Berry Hall Cottage is a self-catering holiday property in Berry
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Berry Hall Cottage

Berry, Port Eynon, Swansea, SA3 1BB

Berry Hall Cottage is attached to the 18th Century Gower House ‘Berry Hall’ and tucked away in the peaceful hamlet of Berry, you are just 10 minutes’ drive from the award winning beaches of Port Eynon, Rhossili and Oxwich.

  • 7 Nights From£450
  • Sleeps 4
  • Bedrooms 2
  • PetsYes
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Beynon Cottage self-catering cottage, Port Eynon, Gower
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Beynon Cottage

Port Eynon, Swansea, SA3 1NL

Comfortable and spacious modern cottage, combining character with cosy living. 2 mins level walk to award winning Blue Flag beach. Very well equipped. Sleeps 4 (1 double + 1 twin). Large 23 ft living/dining area. All inclusive.

  • 7 Nights From£395
  • Sleeps 4
  • Bedrooms 2
  • PetsYes
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Cob Cottage self-catering accommodation, Scurlage, Gower
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Cob Cottage

Scurlage, Port Eynon, Swansea, SA3 1BJ

Very spacious barn conversion, with large, modern, luxury kitchen, sleeping up to 4 in two bedrooms (2 doubles or 1 double and 1 twin). Pets by arrangement.

  • 7 Nights From£400
  • Sleeps 4
  • Bedrooms 2
  • PetsYes
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Cottage 2 is a self-catering bungalow at Gower Holiday Village, Scurlage, Gower
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Cottage 2, Gower Holiday Village

Scurlage, Port Eynon, Swansea, SA3 1AY

Enjoy Gower’s breathtaking South Gower coastline whilst staying at our comfortable, affordable, locally-run, 2-bedroom holiday cottage, with the convenience of superb amenities, (indoor heated swimming pool, supermarket, hairdressers, etc.), but at competitive rates.

  • 7 Nights From£200
  • Sleeps 4
  • Bedrooms 2
  • PetsYes
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Highwinds self-catering accommodation, Port Eynon, Gower
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Sea View and The Sanctuary at Highwinds

Port Eynon, Swansea, SA3 1NJ

Highwinds offers two beautiful loft conversions with balcony and sea views, sleeping 2-4 people. Ample car and boat parking. Prices £60-£90 per night per room. Minimum stay of two nights.

  • 1 Nights From£60 prpn
  • Sleeps 4
  • Bedrooms 1
  • PetsNo
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Jessamine Cottage self-catering accommodation, Port Eynon, Gower
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Jessamine Cottage

Port Eynon, Swansea, SA3 1NL

Traditional 2-bed fisherman’s cottage, 2 min walk from award-winning sandy beach. Open fire, wood/tiled floors, c/h, TV/DVD, microwave, washer/drier, travel cot, high chair. Lovely patio with BBQ. Sleeps 4.

  • 7 Nights From£375
  • Sleeps 4
  • Bedrooms 2
  • PetsYes
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Salthouse Cottage Port Eynon in the Gower Peninsula, South Wales
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Salthouse Cottage

Port Eynon, Swansea, SA3 1NN

With access directly on to Port Eynon’s beautiful blue flag beach, Salthouse Cottage is truly a seaside paradise. Enjoy spectacular sunsets, watch the seals in the bay, swim, surf, rest and relax. You even have your own private steps leading directly on to the beach.

  • 7 Nights From£410
  • Sleeps 4
  • Bedrooms 2
  • PetsNo
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Cherry Tree holiday cottage, Port Eynon, Gower, Swansea
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Cherry Tree Cottage

Port Eynon, Swansea, SA3 1NN

Well presented, luxury property sleeping 5 in 3 bedrooms (1 double, 1 twin, 1 single). Just a stone’s throw away from the beach in Port Eynon. No smoking. Pets by arrgt. Bed linen and towels provided. Cot and highchair available on request.

  • 7 Nights From£650
  • Sleeps 5
  • Bedrooms 3
  • PetsYes
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Langford Cottage self-catering seaside cottage, Port Eynon, Gower
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Langford Cottage

Port Eynon, Swansea, SA3 1NL

Fabulous seaside cottage, just 3 mins walk to award winning beach, log burner, fully equipped kitchen, internet access, pretty garden, lovely bathroom with shower, off road parking. Cot & high chair. Sleeps 5

  • 7 Nights From£550
  • Sleeps 5
  • Bedrooms 3
  • PetsYes
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Limetree Cottage self-catering cottage, Port Eynon, Gower
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Limetree Cottage

Port Eynon, Swansea, SA3 1NL

Charming two bedroom 17th Century stone cottage 2 min walk from safe sandy beach. Full of character including real fire but with all modern conveniences. Central heating, off road parking and private courtyard. Sleeps 4/5

  • 7 Nights From£395
  • Sleeps 5
  • Bedrooms 2
  • PetsYes
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Ty Haf self-catering cottage, Port Eynon, Gower
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Ty Haf

Port Eynon, Swansea, SA3 1NN

Comfortable detached family-friendly holiday home only five minutes from the beach. Sleeps 5: 1 double, 1 single and 1 set of bunks. A great base for exploring Gower. No smoking. No pets.

  • 7 Nights From£350
  • Sleeps 5
  • Bedrooms 2
  • PetsNo
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12 The Boarlands, a self catering holiday property in Overton
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12 The Boarlands

Overton, Port Eynon, Swansea, SA3 1NX

Detached bungalow overlooking Port Eynon bay with sea views in two different directions. Beach within walking distance. Sleeps up to 6 (2 doubles, 1 single with one pull-out bed). Quiet location. No smoking, pets by arrangement.

  • 7 Nights From£450
  • Sleeps 6
  • Bedrooms 3
  • PetsYes
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Oxwich View self-catering holiday cottage, Port Eynon, Gower Peninsula
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Oxwich View

Port Eynon, Swansea, SA3 1NN

Oxwich View is in the picturesque fishing village of Port Eynon, just 100m from the beach and close to a pub and restaurant. The cottage sleeps 6 people. Recently refurbished to 5* standard facilities include an outdoor entertainment area and barbecue

  • 7 Nights From£450
  • Sleeps 6
  • Bedrooms 3
  • PetsYes
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Highwinds self-catering accommodation, Port Eynon, Gower
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Sand Dunes at Highwinds

Port Eynon, Swansea, SA3 1NJ

Ground floor apartment sleeps 6 people with views over garden. The accommodation is light and modern in decor and consists of two double bedrooms, and the third has a double bunk bed. Bathroom has bath with integrated shower, kitchen and separate lounge/dining area

  • 7 Nights From£400
  • Sleeps 6
  • Bedrooms 3
  • PetsNo
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Scurlage Farm farmhouse bed and breakfast, Scurlage, Gower Peninsula
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Scurlage Farm

Scurlage, Port Eynon, Swansea, SA3 1BA

Central location.  Two rooms, both ensuite.  One family room with a king size bed and a single, and one double room.  Children welcome.  Big breakfasts and a warm welcome. No smoking or pets.

  • Sleeps 6
  • Bedrooms 2
  • PetsNo
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The Rickyard Bed and Breakfast, Port Eynon, Gower, Swansea
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The Rickyard

Port Eynon, SA3 1NN

Three luxury, ground-floor, en-suite rooms (two doubles and one twin) with flat screen TVs, quality bed linen and towels, welcome tray and hairdryer.  Just a stone’s throw away from the beach in Port Eynon. No smoking or pets.

  • 1 Nights From£85 prpn
  • Sleeps 6
  • Bedrooms 3
  • PetsNo
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Tiller Cottage, Overton, Port Eynon
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Tiller Cottage

Overton, Port Eynon, Swansea, SA3 1NR

Situated in a quiet lane, this cottage sleeps 6 + cot (1 double + 2 twins). 2 bathrooms, large enclosed garden. Full c/h. Maybe suitable for someone with limited mobility. No smoking or pets. All inclusive.

  • 7 Nights From£490
  • Sleeps 6
  • Bedrooms 3
  • PetsNo
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The Bower Cottage holiday cottage, Port Eynon, Gower
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The Bower Cottage

Port Eynon, Swansea, SA3 1NL

The Bower Cottage provides luxury self-catering accommodation in a contemporary style. Originally built in the 1700’s this thatched cottage tells a thousand tales.

  • 7 Nights From£525
  • Sleeps 7
  • Bedrooms 3
  • PetsYes
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Brook House holiday cottage and bed and breakfast, Port Eynon, Gower Peninsula
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Brook House

Port Eynon, Swansea, SA3 1NN

Newly refurbished, spacious, detached property sleeping 8 people in 4 en-suite adaptable rooms (king size or twins).  Bed linen and towels provided.  Beach, restaurant & pub – 5 minutes walk. Pets by arrangement.

  • 7 Nights From£460
  • Sleeps 8
  • Bedrooms 4
  • PetsYes
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Croft Acre holiday cottages, Port Eynon, Gower
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Croft Acre

Port Eynon, Swansea, SA3 1NN

Five luxury, 5* cottages each sleeping up to 8 people, with unspoilt views across the bay.  Freeview TV, pets by arrangement, no smoking.  Bed linen and towels provided.  Cot and highchair on request.

  • 7 Nights From£750
  • Sleeps 8
  • Bedrooms 4
  • PetsYes
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Port Eynon Beach self-catering holiday cottage, Port Eynon, Gower
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Port Eynon Beach Cottage

Port Eynon, Swansea, SA3 1NN

Port Eynon Beach is in the picturesque fishing village of Port Eynon, just 100m from the beach and close to a pub and restaurant. The cottage sleeps 8 people. Recently refurbished to 5* standard facilities include an outdoor entertainment area and barbecue.

  • 7 Nights From£500
  • Sleeps 8
  • Bedrooms 4
  • PetsYes
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Windy Ridge self catering accommodation in Overton on the Gower Peninsula, Swansea, South Wales
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Windy Ridge

Overton, Port Eynon, Swansea, SA3 1NR

Spacious house with beautiful sea views, south-east facing sunroom onto large garden with BBQ & outdoor furniture, short walk to coastal path, easy walk to Port Eynon beach, 3 bedrooms, sleeps 6-8, BT Infinity WiFi, private parking, well-behaved dogs allowed, no smoking

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  • 7 Nights From£615
  • Sleeps 8
  • Bedrooms 3
  • PetsYes
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Highmead Bed and Breakfast, Overton, Gower
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Highmead

Overton, Port Eynon, Swansea, SA3 1NR

Comfortable and spacious well equipped 5 bed en-suite house in the quiet hamlet of Overton commanding breathtaking views over Port Eynon Bay. Sleeps 9+cots. Large garden, parking, no pets. Easy access to the beach and coastal path WTB 4 STAR

  • 7 Nights From£750
  • Sleeps 9
  • Bedrooms 5
  • PetsNo
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Carreglwyd Farmhouse holiday home, Port Eynon, Gower, Swansea
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Carreglwyd Farmhouse

Port Eynon, Swansea, SA3 1NN

Outstandingly renovated, large, spacious property sleeping 12 in 6 bedrooms.  Just a stone’s throw away from the beach in Port Eynon.  No smoking or pets. Bed linen and towels provided. Cot and highchair available on request.

  • 7 Nights From£800
  • Sleeps 12
  • Bedrooms 6
  • PetsNo
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Culver House Hotel apart-hotel self-catering accommodation, Port Eynon, Gower
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Culver House ApartHotel

Port Eynon, Swansea, SA3 1NN

Situated on a stunning, accessible blue flag beach, our serviced accommodation encompasses a one or two bedroom suite offering open plan living/kitchen/dining room. Continental breakfast included. Superb one night romantic getaway or family holiday from £90 per night

  • 1 Nights From£85
  • Sleeps 24
  • Bedrooms 10
  • PetsNo
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Paviland Cave

Rhossili, Swansea, SA3 1PE

Paviland Cave – whose real name is “Goat’s Hole” is one of the most famous archaeological sites in Britain.  It is best known for the “Red Lady of Paviland” (a headless skeleton of a man, mistakenly identified as a woman, stained red with ochre) who lived 18000 years ago.

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Culver Hole

Port Eynon, Swansea, SA3 1NN
Below the cliffs at Port Eynon where the castle is once believed to have stood, is Culver Hole. This rather unusual cave, be...
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Overton Mere

Port Eynon, Swansea, SA3 1NR

Overton Mere is a rocky plateau surrounded with hills rising high on three sides. The mere is filled with rock pools and a wide variety of birds can be seen swooping from the cliffs to the waters edge.

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Salt House Mere

Port Eynon, Swansea, SA3 1NN

Salt House Mere is just next to the Salt House in Port Eynon.

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Port Eynon Bay

Port Eynon, Swansea, SA3 1NN

Port Eynon Bay is one of the most popular bays on Gower.

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St Cattwg’s Church Port Eynon

Port Eynon, Swansea, SA3 1NL

The church was founded during the 6th century by St. Cattwg’s missionary to Gower, St. Cennydd. The present building dates from the 12th century and was given to the Knights of St. John by Robert de la Mare around 1165.

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Useful Information

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 Port Eynon, to the various villages.

Map of the Gower Peninsula

Map of the Gower Peninsula

Village
mins by car
Bishopston (and Kittle, Murton)
25
Dunvant
25
Horton
5
Llangennith
15
Llanmadoc (and Cheriton, Cwm Ivy, Landimore)
15
Llanrhidian (and Cilibion, Oldwalls)
15
Mumbles (and Langland)
30
Oxwich (and Oxwich Green, Slade)
15
Parkmill (and Ilston, Llethryd, Lunnon)
20
Penclawdd (and Blue Anchor, Cilonnen, Crofty, Llanmorlais, Welshmoor, Wernffrwd)
25
Penmaen (and Nicholaston)
15
Pennard (and Southgate)
25
Port Eynon (and Overton, Scurlage)
0
Reynoldston (and Burry, Burry Green, Fairyhill, Knelston, Llandewi)
15
Rhossili (and Middleton, Pilton Green, Pilton Moor, Pitton, Pitton Cross)
10
Swansea
30
Three Crosses
20
Upper Killay
25