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Penclawdd, Blue Anchor, Crofty & Llanmorlais
The estuary at Penclawdd

Penclawdd was once a thriving seaport exporting goods from the local copper works, the coal mines and of course its famous seafood, from the Loughor estuary. Rows of little terraced houses, with fantastic views, line the roads in the centre of the village and although the copper works and mines closed a long time ago, "Penclawdd Cockles" are still renowned today, although most of the industry is now located in the nearby villages of Crofty and Llanmorlais.

The area known as Blue Anchor, you would expect to be quite near the sea, but it is in fact located above Penclawdd and named after a long established pub (now demolished), that stood on a bend on the old Penclawdd to Three Crosses road.

Penclawdd is located conveniently for the attractions of town life, Swansea being around 15 minutes away, but also rural enough that a variety of Gower's beaches are only 15 mins drive in the opposite direction and of course, being along side an estuary, attracts lots of marine and bird life too.

Beaches
   
Self catering
Click to enlarge Fuchsia Cottage, Penclawdd: more
Set on the edge of Penclawdd, Fuchsia Cottage sleeps up to 6 people (1 double, 1 twin and 1 bunkbed).  Enclosed private garden and ample parking.  All linen and towels provided.  Price all inclusive.  No smoking or pets.  Phone 01792 851669 or email 
Gower cottages - Click to enlarge 70 Pencaerfenni Lane, Crofty (Nr Penclawdd): more
Newly converted to a high standard. Fabulous Estuary and countryside views. 2 min walk to local shop, pub & childrens park. Sleeps 6; king, double or twin beds. W/machine, dishwasher, super walk in shower. Enclosed back garden, off road parking. Linen & towels provided.
 
Bed and Breakfast
Click to enlarge Bay View, Penclawdd: more
Friendly 5* B&B with open views across the Loughor Estuary. Ample parking. Quality beds with fine cotton linen. Free Wifi, LCD TV & Blue Ray player,  Full Welsh breakfast and other options with quality local ingredients. Call 01792 851616.
Click to enlarge The Old Manse, Penclawdd: more
Beautifully refurbished Edwardian house, quiet position, off road parking. Two double rooms, one single. Warm welcome, LCD TV, Wi fi, no smoking. Hospitality tray, quality full breakfast and lighter options. £55 - £90 per room per night Phone 01792 850519 or email
 
Churches and Chapels

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Zoar (Presbyterian), Crofty

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Bethel (Welsh Independent), Penclawdd

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Tabernacle (Presbyterian),
Penclawdd

St. David's Church, Gwernffrwd

St. David's Church, Gwernffrwd
(service 10am)

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Tirzah (Baptist), Llanmorlais

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Trinity (Baptist) , Penclawdd

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Llanyrnewedd, St. Gwynour

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Mount Hermon Chapel (abandoned)

     
 
Amenities in Penclawdd (for other amenities in Gower and the local area, please click here)
Places to eat and drink

The Crofty Inn, Crofty 850494
Royal Oak, Penclawdd 447080
The Sea Garden, Chinese Restaurant, Penclawdd 872886
Paprika Takeaway, Penclawdd 850888
Roma Fish Bar (Take away), Penclawdd 850270
Coffee shop at CK's supermarket, Penclawdd

General amenities

CK's Supermarket, Penclawdd
Penclawdd Post Office
850204
Village Shop and Post Office, Crofty
open 7:30am - 7pm daily
Beyond his n her fringe (hairdresser), Penclawdd
851490
Howells Butchers, Penclawdd
850371
Tucker (Butcher), Penclawdd
850084
Chemist, Penclawdd
850530
Penclawdd Surgery 850311
Anthony Inkin Independent Funeral Director
897710
Children's playground, Crofty

Children's playground, Penclawdd
Penclawdd Fitness Centre

 

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.

 

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

 

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