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The village of Oxwich

Oxwich Bay
Oxwich from above

The pretty village of Oxwich, is situated at the Western end of Oxwich Bay, (above).

For a small village with a population of less than two hundred, it has alot to offer. It boasts a number of thatched cottages, two castles and a National Nature Reserve with a wide variety of bird and plant life and if that just isn't enough, then there is always the bay with its glorious sand dunes, towering cliffs and shady woods.

Oxwich Marsh
Much of the traffic that travels to the bay bypasses Oxwich village itself, but the beautiful approach road travels down through the woods and out into the salt marshes and the Reserve.
The cottage where John Wesley stayed when he came to Gower.
Oxwich also has a close connection with the start of Methodism in The Gower Peninsula, as John Wesley stayed in this lovely little thatched cottage when he came to Gower between 1762 and 1773.

Oxwich Bay

Oxwich Bay

Nicholaston Burrows

Nicholaston Burrows

Churches and Chapels
Oxwich, St. Illtyd's Church

Oxwich, St. Illtyd's Church

The Church of St. Illtyd stands partially hidden on the approach to Oxwich Point. The site has been recognised as a place of worship for the past 1500 years.

Self Catering
Click to enlarge Ash Cottage, Oxwich: more
Two self-contained apartments, sleeping 3 (1 double, 1 single) and 4 (1 double, 1 twin). Both have own patio & BBQ area. Price all inclusive. Bed linen & towels provided. 4 mins from beach and nature reserve. No smoking or pets. Phone 01792 391207 or email
Click to enlarge 82 Oxwich Leisure Park, Oxwich Bay: more
A fully equipped detached bungalow accomodating 4 people. Cleanliness our priority. Sorry no pets. Discount for 2 people. WTB 3* Enquiries to: Mr M J Crombie, Bayholme, Oxwich, Gower, SA3 1LS. Tel. 01792 390874 (Summer) 01792 390785 (Winter)
Click to enlarge Bayholme Cottage, Oxwich Bay: more
"Bayholme" was featured on television in the BBC TV Holiday programme, as it boasts a 5* award with cleanliness being of prime importance. Accommodating 5 people and only 200yds from the beach. Discount for 2 people. 01792 390874 (Summer) 01792 390785 (Winter)
Click to enlarge 68 Oxwich Leisure Park, Oxwich: more
Comfortable holiday bungalow on Oxwich Leisure Park, sleeps 4 (1 double, 1 twin). Short walk to the beach. Available March to October. Short breaks available on request. Pets by arrangement, no smoking. WTB 3*. Please ring 01685 383513 or email.
Click to enlarge High Kiln Bank, Slade, Oxwich: more
Situated in the southern most position in Slade, with uninterrupted sea views, this well-equipped south facing property sleeps 6 in 3 bedrooms with 2 bathrooms.  5 mins walk to secluded beach.
Click to enlarge 66 Oxwich Leisure Park, Oxwich: more
An easily managed 2 bedroom bungalow, sleeps 4 (1 double, 1 twin), lounge/diner with TV, bathroom with shower, modern kitchen.  Sunny patio.  Open mid March to October. Short breaks available, one small dog allowed. No smoking. Phone 01685 383513 or email
Click to enlarge Slade Barn, Slade (near Oxwich): more
5* Luxury barn conversion, finished to very high standard. Sleeps 6 (2 doubles,1 twin. All en-suite). Bed linen & towels provided. Pets allowed. No smoking. Free Wi-Fi. TV & DVD. 5 minutes walk from quiet beach. Short breaks available. Contact 01792 391551 or email
Click to enlarge West Winds, Slade (near Oxwich): more
Situated in a spectacular position in over an acre of gardens with uninterrupted sea views over the sands. This newly refurbished property sleeps 8: 3 double bedrooms downstairs and self-contained first floor flat for 2. Secluded sandy beach. Phone 07813 567853 or email.
Click to enlarge 57 Oxwich Leisure Park, Oxwich: more
Situated on a tranquil leisure park within walking distance of stunning Oxwich Bay, this delightful bungalow sleeps 4 (1 double, 1 bunk beds). Large south facing patio. Parking. No smoking or pets. Bookings March-October. Call 07923580181 or 07592 907905 or email
Click to enlarge Honeywell Cottage, Oxwich: more
Stone built cottage in Oxwich, sleeps 8 (1 king + single, 1 double + single, 1 twin), enclosed patio & elevated decking areas. Views of Cefn Bryn, Three Cliffs, Oxwich beach/Castle.  No smoking or pets. Close to beaches and walks. 07986 399234 or email
Click to enlarge 87 Oxwich Leisure Park, Oxwich: more
Well maintained chalet bungalow. WTB 3*. Overlooking central green, within 5 mins walking distance to local beach, shop and hotel. Sleeps 4 - 1 double bedroom, 1 twin - with electric heating. Patio area. Small pets allowed. 07740 240251 or robert.east4@btopenworld.com
Gower cottages - Click to enlarge Glyn-Y-Mor, Oxwich Green: more
Glyn-Y-Mor barn is situated in the small Gower village of Oxwich. It is nestled in the heart of Oxwich, surrounded by countryside but not too secluded and still apart of the small local community. This is a self-catering property which sleeps 6 people (3 bedrooms).
Gower cottages - Click to enlarge 29 Oxwich Leisure Park, Oxwich: more
A fully refurbished and beautifully presented bungalow sleeping 4 people in 2 doubles. Fully equipped with power shower, flat screen TV, large fridge freezer. Electricity included in price. Half mile walk to Oxwich Bay. One small, well behaved dog welcome.
Gower cottages - Click to enlarge Low Kiln Bank, Slade, Oxwich: more
This immaculate newly constructed detached property in Slade sleeps 2 and is 5 minutes walk from a beautiful secluded sandy beach. It is fully equipped and includes freesat TV and broadband. It has its own garden with deck area and sea view.
Gower cottages - Click to enlarge 61 Oxwich Leisure Park, Oxwich: more
Situated on a tranquil site with plenty of green spaces for kids to run around. Short walk from the beautiful sandy beach. Comfortably furnished & well equipped with electric heating. Fridge, cooker, oven , small freezer, toaster, steamer & microwave. TV & DVD player.
Gower cottages - Click to enlarge Coastal View, Oxwich: more
Recently renovated to a high standard in 2014. Set in a prime location with sea and countryside views . Easy access to two beaches. Sleeps 2-4 people. Fully equipped with private parking. Bed linen and towels provided. Pets welcome with prior arrangement. Non-smoking.
Gower cottages - Click to enlarge Eastern Slade Barn, Slade (near Oxwich): more
Currently being renovated for 2015. Sleeps 12 people in 4 bedrooms. Fully equipped bunkhouse within walking distance of beach set on a working dairy farm. Parking and full disabled access. Pets welcome by arrangement. No smoking. Storage for bikes and boards. 01792 391374
Gower cottages - Click to enlarge Frogs Hop Cottage, Oxwich: more
Spacious property sleeping 8; 4 bedrooms, 3 bath/shower rooms (including 1 ground floor bedroom and shower room). Large kitchen/diner and lounge. Conservatory. Wraparound garden with parking. 200m from Oxwich beach. WiFi. Well behaved pets by arrangement. 01446 775875
Gower cottages - Click to enlarge 49 Oxwich Leisure Park, Oxwich: more
Immaculate holiday bungalow on Oxwich Leisure Park. Sleeps 4 (1 double, 1 twin) Patio, outstanding views, short walk to beach. Sorry no smoking or pets. Part week & weekends available. Tel Jackie 07980 411430 or Mike 07919 696798
Oxwich Watersports, Oxwich: more
Whether you're looking for a quiet family day out, or exciting water activities we have something for you. Ideally located on the Gower Peninsula, Oxwich  Watersports offers a range of activities to cater for the easy going all the way through to the thrill seeking adventurer.
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Oxwich Castle, Oxwich: more
Oxwich Castle is a castle in name only. It is actually a grand Tudor mansion built in courtyard style with panoramic views. Owned by Cadw. Phone 01792 390359 for opening hours.
Amenities in Oxwich (for other amenities in Gower and the local area, please click here)
Places to eat and drink

The Oxwich Bay, Oxwich 390329

General amenities Coffee shop, general stores and gifts
Coastguard Station

Please view the area map, to get your bearings and familiarise yourself with the roads.  Below are the approximate travelling times by car to the various villages.  To view their facilities, please click on the specific village page (where applicable) or view the complete directory.


mins by car
mins by car
Bishopston (and Kittle, Murton)
Penclawdd (and Blue Anchor, Cilonnen, Crofty, Llanmorlais, Welshmoor, Wernffrwd)
Penmaen (and Nicholaston)
Pennard (and Southgate)
Port Eynon (and Overton, Scurlage)
Llanmadoc (and Cheriton, Cwm Ivy)
Reynoldston (and Burry, Burry Green, Knelston, Llandewi)
Llanrhidian (and Cilibion, Oldwalls)
Rhossili (and Middleton, Pilton Green, Pitton)
Mumbles (and Langland)
Oxwich (and Slade)
Three Crosses
Parkmill (and Ilston, Llethryd, Lunnon)
Upper Killay

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