"Sittin' on the dock of the bay"

Rhossilli Bay - Hillend Beach

The beach, located on the most western point on the Gower Peninsular, is part of a wide expanse of sand, stretching 3 kilometres from Burry Holmes, to Worms Head. The gently sloping bay faces west out into the Atlantic and is backed by steep limestone cliffs on the south side, Rhossili Downs on the east, with sand dunes and moors in the north.

Beach type: Sand

Nearest town: Swansea

Local authority: Swansea Council

OS Grid Reference: SS414899

Awards

Green Coast Beach

Marine Conservation Society Recommended

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Things to see and do near Rhossilli Bay - Hillend Beach

  • Pembrey Country Park (7m)
  • Go Ape! Pembrey (7m)
  • Pembrey Country Park (7m)
  • Gower Heritage Centre (8m)
  • Llanelli Leisure Centre (8m)
  • The LEC (8m)
  • Gower Heritage Centre (9m)
  • The LEC - Llanelli Laser Entertainment Centre (9m)
  • National Wetlands Centre, Wales (9m)
  • Llanelli WWT National Wetland Centre (9m)

Tourist Information

Llanelli
Tourist Information Centre
Millennium Coastal Park Visitor Centre
North Dock
Llanelli Carmarthenshire
Wales
SA15 2LF

Phone 01554 777 744
Email DiscoveryCentre@carmarthenshire.gov.uk

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Weather and Tides

Forecast for Friday 18 August

06:00


Chance of rain 14%
Max temp. 15°C
(feels like 12°C)
Wind 5mph, gusting to 6mph.
W
Pressure 1010
Humidity 80%
UV Index
Air Quality

09:00


Chance of rain 42%
Max temp. 15°C
(feels like 11°C)
Wind 6mph, gusting to 8mph.
W
Pressure 1011
Humidity 73%
UV Index
Air Quality

12:00


Chance of rain 55%
Max temp. 15°C
(feels like 11°C)
Wind 7mph, gusting to 9mph.
WSW
Pressure 1011
Humidity 72%
UV Index
Air Quality

15:00


Chance of rain 31%
Max temp. 16°C
(feels like 10°C)
Wind 8mph, gusting to 11mph.
WSW
Pressure 1011
Humidity 73%
UV Index
Air Quality

18:00


Chance of rain 33%
Max temp. 16°C
(feels like 10°C)
Wind 9mph, gusting to 13mph.
W
Pressure 1011
Humidity 81%
UV Index
Air Quality

21:00


Chance of rain 4%
Max temp. 16°C
(feels like 11°C)
Wind 8mph, gusting to 11mph.
WNW
Pressure 1013
Humidity 81%
UV Index n/a
Air Quality
High Tide
03:32 BST
(02:32 GMT)
Low Tide
10:06 BST
(09:06 GMT)
High Tide
16:09 BST
(15:09 GMT)
Low Tide
22:47 BST
(21:47 GMT)

Important! Tide times are for the nearest measurement point and may not be accurate for this location. You should not rely on these times for anything other than a broad indication of when the tide will be at its highest or lowest.

In particular, these tide times are not suitable for navigational use. Accurate tide forecasts require complex calculations and detailed local information. If you intend to engage in any activity for which tidal information is important for safety reasons (including sailing, powerboating, diving, and surfing) then you should obtain professional data.

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Tell us what you think about Rhossilli Bay - Hillend Beach

A superb beach owned by the National Trust with excellent bathing and beautiful scenery. Spectacular views of Worms Head promontory. One of the most photographed landmarks in Wales. The Worms Head is accessible at low tide via a rock causeway, but the incoming tide rises quickly and walkers should be aware of getting trapped.

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