The Gower Coast Path

The Gower Coast Path

A 65-mile walk around the limestone landscape of the Gower Peninsula section of the Wales Coast Path.

5 to 8 nights
70 miles
Moderate to Demanding / Strenuous

From £705 per person

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5 to 8 nights
70 miles
Moderate to Demanding / Strenuous
2nd January to 24th December

From £705 per person

The Gower Coast Path

Tour the Gower Peninsula with a self-guided walking holiday along the Gower Coast Path. As the first Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty to be designated in Britain, the limestone Gower Peninsula boasts a wonderfully unspoilt coastline filled with grassy saltmarshes, golden sandy beaches and rugged cliffs dotted with headlands and coves.

The scenery is magnificent, the villages along the way are charming and welcoming, and the bustling city of Swansea acts as a fantastic finishing point for this section of the Wales Coast Path.

The terrain along The Gower Coast Path is diverse and changeable, dotted with a number of steep ascents when climbing the cliffs and sandy, marshy landscapes that could become challenging depending on the weather; however the many wonderful sights along the way serve as their own satisfying reward.

Standard
Interactive
© Contours Walking Holidays The Gower Coast Path map
Burry Port to Swansea
70 miles (112 km)
2nd January to 24th December

Holiday highlights

Visiting the National Wetland Centre and enjoying the pretty plant life that attracts various birds all year round.

Taking in the far-reaching views from the headlands of Whiteford Point and Port Eynon Point.

Enjoying the changing landscapes from rugged cliffs to untouched beaches and soft sand dunes.

Available tours

Code Tour Duration Difficulty Price per person
GOW1 From Burry Port to Swansea Trafalgar Bridge(L) 5 nights, 4 days walking Demanding / Strenuous £705
GOW2 From Burry Port to Swansea Trafalgar Bridge(L) 6 nights, 5 days walking Demanding £845
GOW3 From Burry Port to Swansea Trafalgar Bridge(L) 7 nights, 6 days walking Moderate / Demanding £985
GOW4 From Burry Port to Swansea Trafalgar Bridge(L) 8 nights, 7 days walking Moderate £1120

The Gower Coast Path 5 nights, 4 days walking

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  • Itinerary
  • What's included?
  • Extra nights?
  • Tour facts
  • Route profile
  • Travel info
  • Weather
  • Holiday Highlights

Important information

Please note that twin rooms can be very difficult to find along this route. If you require twin rooms, we will do our best to secure them, but please note that we may have to book single rooms in order to complete your booking, and a single occupancy charge may need to be applied to cover this extra cost.

For the day walk to Hillend/Llangennith, the advertised distance includes the dunes walk around the Whiteford Burrows/Whiteford Sands. There is a way to skip the Whiteford walk which reduces the day walk to Hillend/Llangennith by 3.5 miles. 

Start

Travel to Burry Port where your first night's accommodation will be booked

Day 1

Burry Port to Pen-clawdd(L). 16.5 miles (26.5km)

Day 2

Pen-clawdd(L) to Hillend/Llangennith. 20.5 miles (32.5km)

Day 3

Hillend/Llangennith to Oxwich(L). 14.5 miles (23.5km)

Day 4

Oxwich(L) to Swansea Trafalgar Bridge(L). 18.5 miles (29.5km)

Finish

Depart from Swansea Trafalgar Bridge(L) after breakfast

Your Itinerary

This itinerary lists our preferred overnight stops for this tour. Sometimes there may be a shortage of available accommodation in a preferred location, in which case we will transfer you from the trail to your accommodation and back again at no extra charge. Overnight stops marked with a (T) will always require transfers as standard.

Overnight stops marked with an (L) have very limited accommodation, and therefore more often than not will also require a transfer, particularly on bank holidays and weekends. We will use non-transfer accommodation wherever possible.

The daily mileages quoted are average trail miles only and do not include the distance from the trail to your accommodation. We do not expect you to have to travel more than a mile from the trail to your accommodation in most cases; should your accommodation be further than this, transfers will be provided as standard if practical. A very limited number of stops will require you to travel on foot up to two miles off the trail, however these instances will be clearly communicated to you if applicable.

Further transfers may also be required due to some accommodations having a two-night minimum booking policy, especially at weekends.

Below are the additional costs that may apply depending on your requirements. Dog-friendly tours are subject to a Daily Dog Charge, which will be listed below if applicable. Our standard prices per person are based upon two people sharing a room; if you are on your own, or are part of a group but require a room of your own, then the Solo Traveller or Single Supplements apply respectively:

A note about transfers
Solo Traveller Supplement
(please ring for prices)
Single Supplement
£60.00 per person / per night

Due to the high costs incurred by booking a Solo Traveller on this trail, we can only provide prices on application. Please contact us for further details.



You can add rest days at any of the overnight stops:

Extra night (Standard)
£65.00 per person / per night
Standard
Interactive
© Contours Walking Holidays The Gower Coast Path map
Burry Port to Swansea
70 miles (112 km)
2nd January to 24th December

Holiday highlights

Visiting the National Wetland Centre and enjoying the pretty plant life that attracts various birds all year round.

Taking in the far-reaching views from the headlands of Whiteford Point and Port Eynon Point.

Enjoying the changing landscapes from rugged cliffs to untouched beaches and soft sand dunes.

What's included?

  • 5 nights' accommodation in en-suite rooms (where available) in selected B&B’s, hotels, inns and guesthouses along the trail, or a short distance away via taxi provided at our expense.
  • Breakfast each day.
  • Door to door luggage transfer.
  • Maps with the route marked on and a guidebook or route notes describing the trail.
  • An information pack containing an itinerary, instructions on how to find your accommodation each night and a kit list.
  • Detailed travel instructions on how to get to the start of your holiday and back from the end of it.

Extra Nights & Rest Days

The Gower Coast Path is a wonderful walk celebrating everything the Gower peninsula has to offer. Those wanting to explore the sights more thoroughly can add extra nights into their holiday, giving you more time to enjoy the Gower's coast in all its glory.

The village of Llangennith provides an excellent opportunity to rest your legs, found to the far west corner of the Gower and a short walk away from Rhossili and Worms Head. Oxwich Bay and its beautiful sandy beach is another great place to add an extra night.

You can add rest days at any of the overnight stops:

Extra night (Standard)
£65.00 per person / per night

Tour Facts

Total distance: 70 miles (112 km)
Duration: 5 nights, 4 days walking
Minimum daily distance: 14.5 miles (23.5 km)
Maximum daily distance: 20.5 miles (32.5 km)
Code: GOW1 Grade: Demanding / Strenuous
Season: 2nd January - 24th December
Start of holiday: Burry Port
End of holiday: Swansea Trafalgar Bridge(L)

Route Profile

The Gower Coast Path Route Profile

Travel Information

Useful information and travel links that will assist you in your plans to travel to the start of the holiday and back from the end of it are sent to you with your full tour pack. A summary is given below:

By Air - The most convenient major city and international airports are Cardiff and Bristol.

By Rail - There is a rail station at the start of the trail (Pembrey & Burry Port) and also at the end of the trail (Swansea).

By Bus - Various bus services run to Burry Port and from Swansea.

From London - Trains run from London Paddington station (and occasionally London Waterloo) to Pembrey & Burry Station.

Return To The Start - The easiest way to return to the start of the trail, is to take the train from Swansea to Pembrey & Burry Port station.

Weather Information

To find out more about the weather forecast for your chosen holiday's general location, please see the following websites:

  • MetCheck - This website allows you to look up detailed weather information for specific locations as far as six months in advance.
  • Met Office - This website shows regional area forecasts a few days in advance, with a general UK forecast description of up to 30 days in advance.
  • Mountain Forecast - This website shows what the forecast is like up on specific hills and fells, and offers forecasts a few days in advance.
"Swansea Barrage" by Sue Daber (2023) "Swansea Barrage" by Sue Daber (2023)
"Old Rectory Rhossilli Bay" by Lesley Kenworthy (2023) "Old Rectory Rhossilli Bay" by Lesley Kenworthy (2023)
"Sharing the Path" by Simon and Clare Parker (2023) "Sharing the Path" by Simon and Clare Parker (2023)
"Worm Head" by Simon and Clare Parker (2023) "Worm Head" by Simon and Clare Parker (2023)
"Stepping Stones at Three Cliffs Bay" by Simon and Clare Parker (2023) "Stepping Stones at Three Cliffs Bay" by Simon and Clare Parker (2023)
"Landimore Marsh" by Simon and Clare Parker (2023) "Landimore Marsh" by Simon and Clare Parker (2023)

Customer reviews from the The Gower Coast Path

“Enjoyable walking with some magnificent stretches in spite of the very mixed weather!”
Mr Whitehorn, UK
“All the arrangements worked smoothly and hosts were friendly and helpful.”
Mr Wynn, UK
“Scenery is gorgeous, especially the second day Rhossili Beach and the third and fourth days along the cliffs.”
Mr Lenstra, Netherlands
“Fabulous walk thank you.”
Mrs Gawthorpe, UK
“Thank you for organising another great holiday for us.”
Ms Kirk, UK
“Outstanding Walk.”
Mr Fields, USA
“Spectacular scenery – great 'tempo' - my daughter and I thoroughly enjoyed ourselves. Wales is a hidden jewel (for Americans)... I would recommend this without reservation. My second booking with Contours - I have booked with competitors. I look for value and support - so, I will strongly consider Contours again. You were the only agency (that I found) that gave me what I wanted for this holiday.”
Mr Arey, USA
“Great experience with lots of variety in coastal scenery and great accommodations. Liked the guidebook and especially having a large scale map.”
Mr McBee, USA
“We had a good holiday. We have used contours for many years.”
Mrs Parker, UK
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