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Burry Holms - Gower Peninsular

Burry Holms

Burry Holms is a small tidal island just off the beach in the northern point of Rhossili Bay which can be reached on foot tide permitting. This is a great beach for mooching around in rock pools with older children and for exploring. The island was inhabited during the Mesolithic period and if you are lucky you might find flint tools and other treasures. Later during the Iron age Bury became a hill fort and later still a Medieval monastery. Nowadays it is just a small grassy isle that blossoms with Thrift and Sea Campion in the summer but is well worth a visit for it's magic and mystery. Be sure to check the tide times before setting off!

Beach Facilities

The beach is popular with surfers but there is no lifeguard patrol and strong undercurrents are possible. The closest car parks are at Broughton or Hillend, toilets and refreshments are available at nearby camp-sites.

Dogs on the Beach

Dogs are welcome on the beach all year round.

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