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Rhossilli Bay - Hillend Beach

Swansea, Abertawe / Swansea

A superb beach owned by the National Trust with excellent bathing and beautiful scenery. Spectacular views of Worms Head promontory. One of the most photographed landmarks in Wales. The Worms Head is accessible at low tide via a rock causeway, but the incoming tide rises quickly and walkers should be aware of getting trapped.

Beach Type



Surf hire availiable in llangennith village


Rock pooling at Burry Holmes
Waves are often suitable for surfing and bodyboarding

Nature and Wildlife

A very long beach with plenty of room to stretch your legs.

Water Quality




Cleaning and Litter

Prone to beach litter problems.

Awards and Recommendations

Green Coast Award
Marine Conservation Society Recommended

Tourist Information

Swansea Tourist Information Centre. Plymouth Street. Swansea SA1 3QG. Tel: 01792 468321 Email: [email protected] Web


Nearest town: Swansea
County: Abertawe / Swansea
Latitude/Longitude: 51.586, -4.28955
Postcode: SA3 1JH
(postcode is for sat-nav purposes only, and may not represent the actual address of the beach)


Turn right off the A4118 signposted to Llangennith

Nearest Railway Stations

Pembrey & Burry Port (Approx. 7 miles away)
Llanelli (Approx. 8 miles away)
Bynea (Approx. 10 miles away)
Kidwelly (Approx. 10 miles away)
Llangennech (Approx. 11 miles away)

Important! Distances are as the crow (or seagull) flies. Road distances may be considerably longer, especially at estuary locations.


Parking is charged

Nearby Car Parks

Rhossili Bay, Rhossili (Unknown stay).
About 1.2 miles away
Port Eynon Bay, Port Eynon (Unknown stay).
About 4.4 miles away
Horton, Horton (Unknown stay).
About 4.5 miles away
Millwood, Oxwich (Unknown stay).
About 5 miles away

Accomodation Links

Hotels and Guest Houses in Swansea