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The villages of Penmaen & Nicholaston
Nicholaston Burrows

Penmaen and Nicholaston are nestled at the foot of the gentle slopes of Cefn Bryn, the hill that dominates the centre of the peninsula, about a mile West of Parkmill.

Both are fortunate enough to have stunning views over the surrounding countryside and the beaches of Three Cliffs, Tor Bay, Nicholaston Burrows and Oxwich are all within easy walking distance.

 

The landscape in this area is quite diverse, which just adds to the beauty. Grassed fields, fresh water rivers flowing to the sea, limestone cliffs and woodlands leading down through sand dunes to the glorious sandy beaches. (I suppose that I am biased. This is my favourite part of Gower).

The most dominant building in Penmaen is that of the former workhouse, which is now a nursing home. The imposing Nicholaston House, which was originally built by a retired sea captain in the 1880's, stands majestically to the North and is now a Christian retreat centre.

There is a small cafe and farm shop in Nicholaston that also offers seasonal "pick your own". They are open between 8am and 6pm every day and there is a variety of fruit and veg on offer including potatoes, broad beans, asparagus, strawberries, currants, gooseberries and rhubarb.

The village of Oxwich is located at the Western end of the bay.

 

Beaches
Nicholaston Burrows
Tor Bay
Three Cliffs
 
Self Catering
Scamperholidays Shepherds Huts, Penmaen: more
Set back from the cliff edge, with panoramic views of sea and countryside at the award winning Three Cliffs Bay; our luxurious Shepherd huts with private parking, decking & BBQ’s provide a supreme camping experience in a warm & cosy environment, whatever the weather.
Camping
Scamperholidays Timber Tent, Three Cliffs, Penmaen: more
Experience back-to-nature goodness of a tent combined with the warmth and comfort of our weather-proof Timber structure in our charming Timber Tent. Complete with fridge and internal heaters, you can bring your own kit, or take advantage of our Scamping kit provided.
 
Churches and Chapels
 
Amenities in Penmaen (for other amenities in Gower and the local area, please click here)
Places to eat and drink

Beynon's Cafe 371209

General amenities "Pick Your Own" and farm shop 371209
South Gower Garden Centre
Nicholaston House 371317
         

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

 

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