Three Cliffs Bay, Swansea

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Three Cliffs Bay, otherwise Three Cliff Bay, is a bay on the south coast of the Gower Peninsula in the City and County of Swansea, Wales. The bay takes its name from the three sea cliffs that jut out into the bay. Pennard Pill, a large stream, flows into the sea in the middle of the bay.The beach is an important asset for locals and visitors and routinely qualifies for Blue Flag status. Dogs are allowed on the beach all year.Inland about 500 yards from the main beach on high ground above Pennard Pill is Pennard Castle. It was built in the early 12th century, and is imbued with legends of fairies. It is also the only locality in Britain for yellow whitlow grass.Individual beaches that make up this bay have their own names, including Pobbles Bay to the east of the Three Cliffs, and Tor Bay to the west. The beaches are separated at high tide but are accessible to each other at low tide on foot over the sands. Paths lead north to Pennard Burrows, east to Pobbles, and west to Tor Bay. Pobbles and Tor Bay are also accessible from the beach at low tide. Three Cliffs Bay is effectively part of the inlet of Oxwich Bay. At low tide, Three Cliffs Bay forms a continuous sandy beach with Oxwich Bay beach to the west. They only exist as separate beaches at high tide.The sea cliffs are limestone, about 20 m high, and are a popular destination for rock climbers with 20 climbs in the lower grades, including Scavenger (VS 4b) - often considered a national classic. The largest of the Three Cliffs is easily climbed if approached from the grassy base.
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  • The beaches are golden, the cliffs steep and impressive and the sea a topaz blue. Dogs can run free, climbers test their skills and families stroll and paddle. What's not to love!  more »
  • Had been to Worms head from Caswell bay in the morning and were looking for a coastal walk in the afternoon. Fancied walking around three cliffs and had noticed loads of cars parked on the main road n...  more »
  • Lived here for a few years. It's an amazing place to visit. Take your camera as the scenery is fab. Great walks and the castle at pennard has stunning views of the bay.  more »
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  • Lovely place highly recommend perfect place to park your car on near by farm shop and camping. Walking distance from car park to bay and astonishing views :-)
  • My most favourite beech. Beautiful. Ruined castle. River you can walk across. Climbing.
  • "Water is too far... I will just take photo of the cave..." - 1 minute later get cut by water. Fully recommended
  • One beautiful beach, or is it three 🤔
  • Marvellous place
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