ABOUT THE AREA

Below we have put together some useful information about the stunning surrounding areas.


Swansea City
Swansea Marina

Swansea

Swansea is the second largest city in Wales and the twenty-fifth largest city in the United Kingdom.
It’s the closest city to Scurlage, with great shopping, a lovely beach, supermarkets and other historical places of interest.


Scurlage - Lamb Watch
Scurlage - Dog Walking

Scurlage

Number 36 finds its home in Scurlage, a small village situated at the main junction of Rhossili and Port Eynon.

During World War II, the village was host to an American Army camp, who found attractive similarities in its surrounding beaches to that of the beaches of Normandy. It was here that the forces were able to stage practice landings and to this day, the lane from Scurlage down to Oxwich (off the A4118) is still referred to by many locals as ‘American Road’.

Modern day Scurlage is home to a sports club, a strawberry farm, a pub, a medical centre, a convenience store and a fish and chop.


Rhossili Bay - Hiking
Rhossili Bay - Shipwreck

Rhossili

Voted the best beach in the UK in 2010 and listed in the top 10 best beaches in the world is Rhossili Bay, with its gorgeous sands and breath-taking clifftops.

Popular with surfers, paragliders, ramblers and bird-watchers alike, this huge expanse of beach always has some sandy spots, even at high-tide, and is perfect for dogs.

The beach has in fact made several notable television appearances, being used as the setting for New Earth in the sci-fi series Doctor Who in 2005, and the bay (including the supposedly haunted Old Rectory) was used in Torchwood: Miracle Day in 2011.

More recently, it was shown to the world during Danny Boyle’s opening ceremony for the London 2012 Olympics (along with Worm’s Head beach) and was chosen by Mumford and Sons to feature in their music video of the single 'Lover of the Light'. (Rhossili can be seen from 3:30, and at 4:59)


Port Eynon - Salt House
Port Eynon - Beach

Port Eynon

Port Eynon is the southernmost point of The Gower Peninsula and is thought to be named after the tenth century Welsh Prince, Einon ap Owain.

One of the Gower’s most tourist orientated beaches, Port Eynon is host to a beach and surf-wear shop, as well as the more traditional ‘bucket and spade’ variety, delicious ice-cream parlours and fish and chip shops.

Towards the centre of the bay, two orange buoys can be seen floating in the sea. These mark the undersea remains of the pleasure cruiser "Prince Ivanhoe", that was wrecked here in 1981. Thankfully, all of its passengers were brought safely to land during the incident.


The Mumbles
The Mumbles - Oystermouth Castle

Mumbles

Mumbles marks the beginning of the Gower Peninsula’s coastline. A well-loved area of Swansea, it is a charming district with many attractions to appease any holiday-maker.

If you feel the urge for a bit of retail therapy, there are a range of high-end shops, independent boutiques and quirky galleries to dive into, as well as award-winning spas and salons. And of course, no visit to Mumbles would be complete without sampling some of the areas local, home-grown produce and ‘fresh off the boat’ seafood. Pop in for exquisite handmade chocolates or sample some of the town’s world-class ice-cream.

An old stomping ground of poet Dylan Thomas, the area is also steeped in history and tradition. On the inner islet of Mumbles beach, several defensive installations and army buildings from WWII can still be seen, while the outer islet supports Mumbles Lighthouse. Built in 1793, the old tram track and wooden winch that carried up coal to the original twin fires can still easily be spotted along the beach.

A Victorian Pier and Oystermouth Castle are also well worth a visit, with the castle sitting on a hilltop and boasting incredible views overlooking the sea.


Address

No 36 Gower Village
Scurlage SA3 1AY

Contact

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0121 430 7147