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The village of Port Eynon
Port Eynon Bay
Port Eynon is the most southerly point on Gower and is thought to be named after an Eleventh Century Welsh Prince, Eynon. It is believed that he built Port Eynon castle which has disappeared over the years. Once there was a booming trade in Oyster fishing (the remains of the Oyster Pools and the old harbour wall can be seen at low tide), limestone quarrying, lobstering and crabbing, but as with many little ports also came reports of smuggling. At one stage, it is thought that eight excise men were stationed in the village alone.
The Salt House
At the far end of Port Eynon Bay stands the Eighteenth Century ruin of the old Salt House. Originally extracting salt from the sea, (the sea in Port Eynon has an especially high salinity) it is thought that the business was run as a cover for smuggled goods. Maybe this theory is not too far fetched when you consider that most of the local population of the 16th, 17th and 18th centuries appeared to have been involved in smuggling. On one notable occasion, the goods were hidden in the church!
 
Culver Hole

In the churchyard, is a memorial to the three lifeboat crew who lost their lives at sea in 1916. The lifeboat station was closed in 1919, when it was consiered too dangerous to be located in Port Eynon. A new lifeboat station was opened in Horton in 1968.

Below the cliff where the castle is once believed to have stood, is Culver Hole. This rather unusual cave, between two rock faces has a masonry wall. There is a staircase inside that leads up to four floors. Legend links it to the castle and also as a safe hideaway for contraband, but today it is inhabited by pigeons and seagulls.

The village of Horton is located at the Eastern end of the bay.

 
Beaches
Port Eynon Bay
Salt House Mere
Overton Mere
Churches and Chapels

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Port Eynon, St. Cattwg's Church

Living Well @ Scurlage, Port Eynon:

Providence Baptist Church, Knelston is now closed but weekly Sunday worship continues under the title 'Living Well @ Scurlage'. The group meets at The Countryman in Scurlage. Phone 01792 390700

Self Catering  
Click to enlarge Tiller Cottage, Overton: more
Situated in a quiet lane, this cottage sleeps 6 + cot (1 double + 2 twins). 2 bathrooms, large enclosed garden. Full c/h. Maybe suitable for someone with limited mobility. No smoking or pets. All inclusive. Phone Pat Jeffreys on 01792 390234 or send an email.
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Jessamine Cottage, Port Eynon: more
Traditional 2-bed fisherman's cottage, 2 min walk from award-winning sandy beach. Open fire, wood/tiled floors, c/h, TV/DVD, microwave, washer/drier, travel cot, high chair. Lovely patio with BBQ. Sleeps 4. 01792 390218 or email
Click to enlarge Bowstones Granary and Pigsty Cottage, Scurlage, Port Eynon: more
Two detached stone barn conversions, each sleeping 2 in 1 double room. Cot available. Bed linen provided. No smoking. Pets by arrangement. Sky TV. Phone 07966 224469 or email
Click to enlarge Culver House ApartHotel, Port Eynon: more
Situated on a stunning, accessible blue flag beach, our serviced accommodation encompasses a one or two bedroom suite offering open plan living/kitchen/dining room. Continental breakfast included. Superb one night romantic getaway or family holiday from £90 per night.
Click to enlarge Limetree Cottage, Port Eynon: more
Charming two bedroom 17th Century stone cottage 2 min walk from safe sandy beach. Full of character including real fire but with all modern conveniences. Central heating, off road parking and private courtyard. Sleeps 4/5. Tel 01792 386788 or email
Click to enlarge Croft Acre, Port Eynon: more
Five luxury, 5* cottages each sleeping up to 8 people, with unspoilt views across the bay.  Freeview TV, pets by arrangement, no smoking.  Bed linen and towels provided.  Cot and highchair on request. Phone 07973 961194 or email
Click to enlarge Highwinds, Port Eynon: more
Highwinds offers two beautiful loft conversions with balcony and sea views, sleeping 2-4 people.  Ample car and boat parking. Prices £60-£90 per night per room.  Minimum stay of two nights. Phone 01792 390671
Click to enlarge Cob Cottage, Scurlage, Port Eynon: more
Very spacious barn conversion, with large, modern, luxury kitchen, sleeping up to 4 in two bedrooms (2 doubles or 1 double and 1 twin). Pets by arrangement. Phone 07966 224469 or email
Click to enlarge Ty Haf, Port Eynon: more
Comfortable detached family-friendly holiday home only five minutes from the beach. Sleeps 5: 1 double, 1 single and 1 set of bunks. A great base for exploring Gower. No smoking. No pets. Phone 01792 390938 or email.
Click to enlarge Cottage 2, Gower Holiday Village, Scurlage, Port Eynon: more
Enjoy Gower's breathtaking South Gower coastline whilst staying at our comfortable, affordable, locally-run, 2-bedroom holiday cottage, with the convenience of superb amenities, (indoor heated swimming pool, supermarket, hairdressers, etc.), but at competitive rates.
Click to enlarge Carreglwyd Farmhouse, Port Eynon: more
Outstandingly renovated, large, spacious property sleeping 12 in 6 bedrooms.  Just a stone’s throw away from the beach in Port Eynon.  No smoking or pets. Bed linen and towels provided. Cot and highchair available on request. Phone 07973 961194 or email
Click to enlarge Brook House, Port Eynon: more
Newly refurbished, spacious, detached property sleeping 8 people in 4 en-suite adaptable rooms (king size or twins).  Bed linen and towels provided.  Beach, restaurant & pub – 5 minutes walk. Pets by arrangement. 01792 391463 or email kvineyatmillwood@aol.com
Click to enlarge Oxwich View (part of Ivy Cottages), Port Eynon: more
Oxwich View is in the picturesque fishing village of Port Eynon, just 100m from the beach and close to a pub and restaurant. The cottage sleeps 6 people. Recently refurbished to 5* standard facilities include an outdoor entertainment area and barbecue.
Click to enlarge Port Eynon Beach (part of Ivy Cottages), Port Eynon: more
Port Eynon Beach is in the picturesque fishing village of Port Eynon, just 100m from the beach and close to a pub and restaurant. The cottage sleeps 8 people. Recently refurbished to 5* standard facilities include an outdoor entertainment area and barbecue.
Click to enlarge Beynon Cottage, Port Eynon: more
Newly built, but combining character with comfort. 2 mins level walk to Blue Flag beach. Sleeps 4 (1 double + 1 twin). Cot and highchair available. Log burning stove. No smoking. Pets by arrangement. All inclusive. Phone 01225 836188 / 07973 956190 or email
Click to enlarge Cherry Tree Cottage, Port Eynon: more
Well presented, luxury property sleeping 5 in 3 bedrooms (1 double, 1 twin, 1 single). Just a stone’s throw away from the beach in Port Eynon. No smoking. Pets by arrgt. Bed linen and towels provided. Cot and highchair available on request. Phone 07973 961194 or email
Gower cottages - Click to enlarge 12 The Boarlands, Overton, Port Eynon: more
Detached bungalow overlooking Port Eynon bay with sea views in two different directions. Beach within walking distance. Sleeps up to 6 (2 doubles, 1 single with one pull-out bed). Quiet location. No smoking, pets by arrangement. Phone 01792 390446
Click to enlarge Berry Hall Cottage, Berry, Port Eynon: more
Cottage style accommodation sleeps 4 (2 doubles) attached to 18th Century Gower House. Enclosed paved patio, no smoking. Heating, electricity and hot water included. Ample parking, bed linen and hand towels provided. Dogs welcome by arrangement.
Click to enlarge 4 Gower Holiday Village, Scurlage, Port Eynon: more
Enjoy a relaxing, family friendly holiday in our 2 bedroom bungalow on the stunning Gower Peninsula. A perfect location with breathtaking beaches and costal walks. Free access to indoor heated pool and children's play park as well as many other amenities. £250-£400/week
Click to enlarge Langford Cottage, Port Eynon: more
Fabulous seaside cottage, just 3 mins walk to award winning beach, log burner, fully equipped kitchen, internet access, pretty garden, lovely bathroom with shower, off road parking. Cot & high chair. Sleeps 5
Click to enlarge 25 Gower Holiday Village, Scurlage, Port Eynon: more
Enjoy a relaxing  holiday in our charming  newly refurbished 2 bedroom bungalow on the stunning Gower Peninsula. Finest beaches  and costal walks in Wales. Free access to indoor heated pool and children's play park as well as many other amenities.
Gower cottages - Click to enlarge Sand Dunes at Highwinds, Port Eynon: more
Ground floor apartment sleeps 6 people with views over garden. The accommodation is light and modern in decor and consists of two double bedrooms, and the third has a double bunk bed. Bathroom has bath with integrated shower, kitchen and separate lounge/dining area.
Gower cottages - Click to enlarge Highmead, Overton, Port Eynon: more
Comfortable and spacious well equipped 5 bed en-suite house in the quiet hamlet of Overton commanding breathtaking views over Port Eynon Bay. Sleeps 9+cots. Large garden, parking, no pets. Easy access to the beach and coastal path WTB 4 STAR Phone 01792 390300 or email
Gower cottages - Click to enlarge Dellside, Port Eynon: more
Super one bedroom first floor seaside apartment  tucked away in a quiet part of Port Eynon and only 3 minutes walk to the award winning beach. Double bedroom, fab shower room, private balcany and patio, wifi, off road parking for one car.
Gower cottages - Click to enlarge Windy Ridge, Overton, Port Eynon: more
Spacious house with beautiful sea views, south-east facing sunroom onto large garden with BBQ & outdoor furniture, short walk to coastal path, easy walk to Port Eynon beach, 3 bedrooms, sleeps 6-8, BT Infinity wifi, private parking, well-behaved dogs allowed, no smoking
   
Hotels  
Click to enlarge Culver House ApartHotel, Port Eynon: more
Situated on a stunning, accessible blue flag beach, our serviced accommodation encompasses a one or two bedroom suite offering open plan living/kitchen/dining room. Continental breakfast included. Superb one night romantic getaway or family holiday from £90 per night.
   
Bed and Breakfast
Click to enlarge Scurlage Farm, Scurlage , Port Eynon: more
Central location.  Two rooms, both en suite.  One family room with a king size bed and a single, and one double room.  Children welcome.  Big breakfasts and a warm welcome. No smoking or pets. Phone 01792 391618 or 07796 796777 or email
Click to enlarge Brook House, Port Eynon: more
Newly refurbished, spacious, detached property sleeping 8 people in 4 en-suite adaptable rooms (king size or twins).  B&B or room only. Beach, restaurant & pub – 5 minutes walk. Pets only allowed with sole occupancy. 01792 391463 or email kvineyatmillwood@aol.com
Click to enlarge The Rickyard, Port Eynon: more
Three luxury, ground-floor, en-suite rooms (two doubles and one twin) with flat screen TVs, quality bed linen and towels, welcome tray and hairdryer.  Just a stone’s throw away from the beach in Port Eynon. No smoking or pets. Phone 07973 961194
   
Amenities in Port Eynon (for other amenities in Gower and the local area, please click here)
Places to eat and drink

The Ship Inn, Port Eynon 390204
The Smugglers Haunt, Port Eynon
391257
Captain's Table, Port Eynon (take away) -
390980
Chips Ahoy, Scurlage, Port Eynon (take away) - 390825
The Countryman, Scurlage- 390597

General amenities The Village Shop, Scurlage 390077
Scurlage Surgery 390413
Chemist, Scurlage - 390620
Post Office in The Village Shop, Scurlage
Beachcombers, Scurlage 390433
South Gower Sports Club, Scurlage 390857
Smugglers Gift Shop, Port Eynon 391415
 

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)
25
Penclawdd (and Blue Anchor, Cilonnen, Crofty, Llanmorlais, Welshmoor, Wernffrwd)
25
Dunvant
25
Penmaen (and Nicholaston)
15
Horton
5
Pennard (and Southgate)
25
Llangennith
15
Port Eynon (and Overton, Scurlage)
0
Llanmadoc (and Cheriton, Cwm Ivy)
15
Reynoldston (and Burry, Burry Green, Knelston, Llandewi)
15
Llanrhidian (and Cilibion, Oldwalls)
15
Rhossili (and Middleton, Pilton Green, Pitton)
10
Mumbles (and Langland)
30
Swansea
30
Oxwich (and Slade)
15
Three Crosses
20
Parkmill (and Ilston, Llethryd, Lunnon)
20
Upper Killay
25
 
 

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