Trip Planner:   Europe  /  UK  /  Wales  /  South Wales  /  Swansea County  /  Swansea  /  Wildlife Areas  /  Three Cliffs Bay

Three Cliffs Bay, Swansea

(4.9/5 based on 190 reviews on the web)
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.
Before you head to Swansea, plan trip itinerary details with our user-friendly Swansea trip itinerary builder, to make sure you see all that Swansea has to offer, including Three Cliffs Bay.
Source
Create a full Swansea itinerary
map

Plan your trip to Swansea

  • Get a personalized plan

    A complete day-by-day itinerary
    based on your preferences
  • Customize it

    Refine your plan. We'll find the
    best routes and schedules
  • Book it

    Choose from the best hotels
    and activities. Up to 50% off
  • Manage it

    Everything in one place.
    Everyone on the same page.

Plans in Swansea by other users

7 days in Wales BY A USER FROM PORTUGAL April, teens, kids, popular & hidden gems PREFERENCES: April, teens, kids ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular & hidden gems PACE: Medium 3 days in Swansea BY A USER FROM SWITZERLAND May, popular PREFERENCES: May ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 21 days in United Kingdom BY A USER FROM BRAZIL October, popular PREFERENCES: October ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 16 days in Wales BY A USER FROM UNITED KINGDOM June, culture, outdoors, romantic, historic sites, popular PREFERENCES: June, culture, outdoors, romantic, historic sites ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 5 days in Cotswolds & South Wales BY A USER FROM SINGAPORE May, culture, outdoors, relaxing, historic sites, popular & hidden gems PREFERENCES: May, culture, outdoors, relaxing, historic sites ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular & hidden gems PACE: Medium 60 days in United Kingdom BY A USER FROM CANADA April, culture, outdoors, romantic, beaches, historic sites, hidden gems PREFERENCES: April, culture, outdoors, romantic, beaches, historic sites ATTRACTION STYLE: Hidden gems PACE: Medium 3 days in South Wales BY A USER FROM SINGAPORE May, outdoors, relaxing, historic sites, popular PREFERENCES: May, outdoors, relaxing, historic sites ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 19 days in Liverpool & Wales BY A USER FROM AUSTRALIA September, outdoors, beaches, historic sites, hidden gems PREFERENCES: September, outdoors, beaches, historic sites ATTRACTION STYLE: Hidden gems PACE: Medium 6 days in Swansea, Newport & Cardiff BY A USER FROM SLOVENIA July, teens, kids, popular & hidden gems PREFERENCES: July, teens, kids ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular & hidden gems PACE: Medium 6 days in Swansea, Newport & Cardiff BY A USER FROM SLOVENIA July, popular & hidden gems PREFERENCES: July ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular & hidden gems PACE: Medium 4 days in Liverpool & Wales BY A USER FROM UNITED KINGDOM May, outdoors, popular & hidden gems PREFERENCES: May, outdoors ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular & hidden gems PACE: Medium 18 days in United Kingdom BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES February, culture, relaxing, historic sites, museums, shopping, popular PREFERENCES: February, culture, relaxing, historic sites, museums, shopping ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium
View more plans
Reviews
TripAdvisor
  • If you've the energy, then it certainly worth it, but if you're not so energetic, then even the view, from the top of Pennard cliffs is amazing.  more »
  • Great walk to get o the each down the valley worth the walk plenty wild flowers trees plants a river Sandy beach be aware of the strong current if when the river meets . The sea so take care even the ...  more »
  • This beech - I spent with rhossili most of my summers from 6-14 yrs of age. It is beautiful - very clean soft sand - so picturesque Be careful with swimming especially near headland - strong currents ...  more »