Greenways of Gower

UK Wales South Wales The Gower

  • Children’s playground
  • Laundry
  • Beaches nearby
  • Good walks nearby
An established Gower campsite overlooking the expansive sands of Oxwich Bay

Ah, the Gower – coastal jewel in Wales' already resplendent crown. It'll come as no surprise to anyone whose visited the region that this was the first ever designated Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty. It will also come as no surprise that this part of the world has a plethora of camping options on offer. From wild coastal sites to glamping breaks (where luxuriousness is matched by price) to the holiday-park-opolis, clogged to bursting with unsightly statics. Thankfully, Greenways of Gower finds a pleasing medium that's just perfect for seasoned and first-time campers alike.

The well-kempt field has space for a maximum of 180 tents, though, rest assured, the owners are sure to maintain the peaceful atmosphere by not admitting anywhere near this amount. Sure you'll see a scattering of the aforementioned privately-owned statics on your way in, however these are segregated from the main elevated camping field and won't infringe on the stunning sea views.    

As you'd expect with this kind of well-established operation,  facilities are more than adequate. There's an onsite bar and should your little ones have their fill of playing ball games in the spacious field, there's an adventure playground and games lounge with all manner of amusements. At its heart, this family-run campsite is run with families firmly in mind.

For mums and dads, there's.. well, just look around! This being the Gower, the horizon offers some stunning vistas over Oxwich Bay and out to the Celtic Sea. The bay itself is a popular spot for bathers and watersports, though you're sure to find a relaxed spot amongst the sand dunes at the eastern end. Further afield, nearby Oystermouth Castle is just one of the many attractions to visit in this most richly historical of Welsh regions.

 All in all, this tidy and welcoming campsite is ideal for both peace and quiet, beachside fun and family days out – all easily achievable from this beautiful cliffside base.

Details

Facilities

180 pitches. 'Eco-friendly' high quality shower block with under floor heating system – showers with hot water on demand (no additional fees), toilets, laundry facilities, sluice, outdoor showers, hair and hand dryers, baby changing facilities and a disabled friendly wet-room. Large children's adventure playground, family-friendly lounge bar with children's pool table, air hockey and arcade: Adults only snooker room with snooker table, pool table and (terrestrial TV) sports when available in both areas. Large camping fields and recreational areas with room for ball games etc. CCTV in operation. Barrier 'card' access system. Campfires are not permitted.

Suitable For

Couples, families, tent campers, trailer tents, well behaved dogs – yes. Large groups, unsupervised under 18s – no.

Nearby

The site overlooks the gorgeous Oxwich Bay. The Oxwich Nature Reserve is a designated Site of Special Scientific Interest (SSSI) with an abundance of wildlife including birds, insects, horses and 600+ species of flowering plants. There is fishing from Oxwich Bay and Oxwich Point, as well as boating, jet skiing, surfing and kite-boarding. Guests can also enjoy pony trekking, archery, falconry and some great walking routes in the vicinity – just ask at reception for details and advice. The 12th century Oystermouth Castle is also well worth a visit for anyone with an interest in Welsh history.

Food & Drink

The onsite lounge bar serves refreshments, however not food at present although plans are afoot to do meals in the future. The King Arthur (01792 390775) and The Gower Inn (01792 233116) are a 5-10 minute drive away. The Greyhound Inn (01792 391027) is a traditional country pub and home of the Gower Brewery – it serves up excellent pub grub plus a good selection of draught beers, ciders and real ales. The Oxwich Bay Hotel (01792 390329) serves up an elegant menu using the best local produce.

Opening Times

From Good Friday each year until 31st October each year.

Family Friendly

After the games room and the adventure playground make sure there's still energy for the short walk to the beach. Oxwich Bay yawns its sandy mouth towards the Bristol Channel and there's plenty of room in the dunes for more adventures too.

Pitches

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Location

Contact Greenways of Gower, Oxwich, South Gower, Swansea SA31LY

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Getting There

Travelling Westward from M4:

At junction 42, take the A483 off the M4 and follow this road down and around. Stick to this road and travel straight across the roundabouts on [Fabian Way] until you come to the traffic lights and signs for the A4067 [Quay Parade]. Follow the A4067 South-Westward towards Mumbles for 3.4 miles.

Turn RIGHT onto the B4436 [Mayals Road] and continue to follow this road for some 3.6 miles, past the village of Bishopston and then through the village of Kittle. After 3.6 miles, turn RIGHT on the B4436 on to [Vennaway Lane] for 0.6 miles and then take a LEFT turn on to the A4118 towards Oxwich [sign posted for Port Eynon also] for 4.2 miles.

After 4.2 miles you will come to an old tower with a road dropping down to Oxwich on the left [white-sign posted], take this turning and follow the marsh road for approximately 1½ miles until you arrive at a cross-roads, go straight over the cross-roads and up the hill for a further 1/3 of a mile and Greenways Leisure Park is on the right at the top of the hill.

Reviews

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Rated ★★★★★ over 3 reviews

★★★★★

Fantastic camp site

From the moment we arrived to when we left we felt relaxed, happy our children (aged 4 & 6) were safe and could enjoy themselves and delighted with the cleanliness of the whole site including showers and toilet blocks. The space is excellent, there’s a little park for children an you’re in the Gower. Can’t wait to go in 2019.
Sep 4, 2018 by Adrian
★★★☆☆

Noisy and cramped

This site has no designated pitches and they appear to accept bookings regardless of the space available which means if you arrive after work you have to squeeze next to another camper/tent in a less than ideal spot. The cost was high considering that you couldn't be guaranteed a decent space and there was no electric provided. The shower block would have been fine if kept clean, had sensible drainage to prevent pooling of water, and had adjustable temperature controls for the showers which were very hot. Most campers won't enjoy good views when it is busy and you can't get to more scenic parts of the site. This is a family site which seems to attract large groups who pitch up en masse and play music. Despite warnings to the contrary campers were having fires directly on the ground leaving the ground burnt but there was no intervention from the staff. On the plus side you can walk to Oxwich beach but bear in mind it is steep. I would only recommend staying at such a site out of season and if they reduced their prices.
Aug 6, 2018 by Tor
★★★★★

Effortless camping

We have stopped at this site twice. The first time was during hot weather and the whole world and his wife seemed to camping here. Unfortunately, there were lots of groups that wanted to drink and be noisy with loud music being played late into the night. The toilets were cleaned regularly but unfortunately there would appear to to have been a lot of untidy people who visited the toilet block and left tissue paper and rubbish on the floor. 

Despite this my husband liked it so we returned a month later when the weather was cooler (part of the changeable British Summer)! The camp site was quieter with fewer tents. The site itself is well maintained and offer stunning views of Oxwich Bay. The Bay itself is beautiful and when the weather is good is as nice if not nicer than a lot of beaches abroad.

Back at the campsite, there are plentiful toilets, showers and basins. There also several wash up areas and a shared chest freezer. There are also paid washing machines.

The site is controlled at the front entrance by a barrier which you pay for a returnable deposit of £5 for fob. 

A short walk away is Oxwich castle and Oxwich point.

If you are interested in wildlife there is the Nature Reserve in the immediate surrounding area.

There is a club house on site as well.

Would return here but not in hot weather.

Aug 30, 2013 by shandy

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