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30+ Campsites in Gower

Best campsites near Gower

Gower in southwest Wales is the first area in the UK to be designated an ‘Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty’, and we can see why. With its stunningly varied landscapes, jaw-dropping coastline, sandy beaches, and traditional villages flooded with diverse cultures and history, Gower truly is a perfect camping spot to unwind and recharge.

Gower camping FAQs

Can you go wild camping in Gower?
The rules around wild camping in Gower are complex. For more information, check out our wild camping guide
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Can you camp on a beach in Gower?
As there are stunning beaches scattered all around Gower, no matter what campsite you stay at, you’ll be a short distance away from one of the 30 beaches. 
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Is it worth camping in Gower?
Yes! Gower has some of the UK's best beaches and landscapes. It’s a great camping destination for those who love walking, exploring caves and viewing beautiful coastlines. It’s also the perfect spot for watersport activities and birdwatching.
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When is the best time of year to go camping in Gower?

All year around.

Between June and September, Gower tends to be much warmer, making it perfect for beach days, sunbathing and watersports. However, camping in Gower is just as special in the winter as there are great hikes and walking routes available and the most beautiful scenery to discover.

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More about camping in Gower

Camping in Gower is the perfect place to get away from the hustle and bustle of loud cities, put your feet up and relax. As it’s known for its picturesque landscapes and clean beaches, you’ll definitely feel refreshed after staying at one of our campsites.

Discover Gower's sandy beaches

Gower is home to 30 beaches that are spectacular to visit all year round. The best beaches in Gower include,

  • Three Cliff Bay
  • Rhossili Bay Beach
  • Casewell Bay Beach
  • Langland Bay
  • Oxwich Bay
  • Pwll Du
  • Blue Pool

A striking feature that’s loved by many when visiting these beaches is the clean water perfect for watersport activities such as,

If you’re new to watersports, there are plenty of local guides and trainers that offer classes and equipment to help you take part in watersport activities safely.

Enjoy the great outdoors

If you’re a fan of walking or hiking, you’ll never struggle to find picture-perfect routes near our campsites in Gower. There’s a diverse range of trails to explore and things to see whilst hiking.

Take a moment to investigate some of the caves that can be found on the South Gower Coast. Here you'll also see stunning limestone cliffs that stretch for miles.

You can also find some of the best bird-watching trails in Gower and spot beautiful birds, including,

  • Second-winter black-headed gull
  • Chough
  • Adult female green woodpecker
  • Greenshank
  • Juvenile kestrels at Rhossili
  • Red kite
  • Lapwing
  • Little grebe
  • Meadow pipit
  • Purple sandpiper

Rock climbing and abseiling are also popular. Whether you’re a beginner or an expert, there’s something for you to try. Gower offers numerous climbing excursions that cater their sessions to match people’s abilities and levels of experience. Whilst camping in Gower, it’s definitely worth checking out these excursions that will help you enjoy climbing in a safe environment.

Immerse yourself in Gower's history

If you’re camping in Gower and want to learn more about its history, Gower Heritage Centre is a great family-friendly visit. The heritage centre has a 12th-century water-powered flour mill, old-fashioned arcade games, an animal farm, and tons of play areas for children.

That’s not all. Whilst visiting, the local residents also provide an unmissable experience. You can take part in the following,

  • Bake and eat high-quality bread and treats that are made using traditional methods
  • Create your own jewellery at the arts and crafts store
  • Create and buy handmade soaps
  • Take part in earth-centred workshops that include you planting and growing your very own crops
  • Enjoy local cafes and purchase souvenirs

Indulge in Gower's tasty food

You’ll be spoilt for choice when it comes to the variety of fresh food Gower has to offer. Here are some great recommendations.

  • Shed Head Cider make cider using apples from their own Orchard and pressed with a victorian press at the Gower Heritage Centre mill. The cider is 100% natural with no additives.
  • Wobbly Bottom Cheeses make traditional cheeses using fresh milk sourced from their resident goats.
  • The Gluten Free Baking Company pride itself on creating natural, homemade, gluten-free goods that taste as great as they look.
  • Three Cliffs Coffee Shop specialise in one thing and do a phenomenal job at it. Carrot cake. If you have a moment, wind down with a cuppa and a slice of carrot cake.
  • The Lookout offers excellent food, beautiful views and fantastic company. The owners are proud to have built a cafe that truly reflects the taste of Gower. Whether you’re looking for a refreshment or after some hidden gems only the locals know about, The Lookout is your place to be.
  • Gower Cottage Brownies are another popular spot in Gower. The small business blossomed into a town and nation favourite after staring in BBC's Dragons Den. Make no mistake, regardless of how popular they’ve become, they still use the purest ingredients sourced by Gowers locals.

Whether you’re after a relaxing camping getaway or one full of adventure, Gower has the perfect mix for your next trip.

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