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The Gower Peninsula is a beautiful spot to explore on days out with your four-legged friend. Learn about the best dog-friendly places to visit and activities to do together.

Looking to explore the Gower Peninsula with your canine companion? Each year, hundreds of dogs—and their owners—visit this stunning region. From picturesque Gower beaches to dog-friendly pubs and cafes. Take a look at some dog-friendly fun in the Gower that’s available for you both.

Rhossili 

The perfect spot for dogs and owners alike, Rhossili Village and beach are ideal for making the most of a day trip.  Nominated by The Times as ‘The UK’s No.1 dog-friendly beach’, Rhossili Bay is a must visit.

Throughout the year, dogs are allowed along the mile-long stretch of beach and throughout the village—so you can browse nearby shops together too. Why not take a pit stop at The Lookout. Perfect location with views of the bay. The Lookout offers freshly made cakes, snacks and hot drinks. 

 

Oxwich Nature Reserve

If you’re looking for even more great places to explore with your dog, then head to Oxwich Nature Reserve. This site is ideal for long walks and games of fetch with your pooch, plus you can take in the local wildlife during your visit. 

Well-defined paths and boardwalks run through the reserve and marshlands. However, some areas may be sectioned off to protect some of the wildlife. Best of all, this nature reserve is open throughout the year.  

Three Cliffs Bay

Three Cliffs Bay is a stunning dog-friendly beach in the Gower Peninsula. Dogs are welcome on the beach all year round, so grab your furry friend and explore this picturesque spot. Be sure to take plenty of photos, seeing as it’s probably the most photographed beach in Wales.

From dramatic cliff views to exciting rockpools for pooches to splash around in, there’s something for everyone here. Enjoy a pleasant stroll around the coast or find adventures at the several smaller beaches and coves located close by – Pobbles Beach to the east and Tor Bay to the west. 

Cwmdonkin Park

An urban park area located in the Uplands region of Swansea. After an extensive regeneration programme, the park consists of a bandstand, children’s park area, woodlands and walking trails. Not to mention a delightful tea room that shares their doggy treats! 

A well-known favourite and important park for the Welsh poet Dylan Thomas, this park is great for a casual stroll with your doggy companion. 

Clyne Gardens 

With rare species and National Collections of plants, trees and shrubs, Cline Gardens is a renowned prestigious park with stunning annual exhibitions. A sanctuary from the busy hustle and bustle. 

The gardens include many features such as a Japanese bridge, small dogs graveyard, paved walking routes (some are off-lead areas), and animals roaming freely. More details and the history of the gardens and the castle can be found on Swansea Council website

To the front of the gardens you’ll find The Woodman Pub. Not only is this a dog friendly pub, but also offers your four legged companion their very own doggy menu with a selection of treats and meals!  

Oystermouth Castle

Currently closed for the winter season, and soon to be reopened in spring 2023. Oystermouth castle has recently had renovation work completed in order to ensure it is structurally sound and safe for visitors. 

Although dogs are not allowed in the castle itself, the walk around the grounds is worth it for the spectacular views across Mumbles and the Swansea Bay. 

A short 10 minute walk from the castle, you’ll find the dog-friendly village of Mumbles. Dogs are welcome in most shops around here including Seasalt, White Stuff and Fat Face. As well as cafes and restaurants that not only welcome dogs, but provide the pooches with refreshments, fresh water, biscuits and even a pup-achino! Some of our favourites include The Front Room Cafe, The Mermaid Cafe Bar & Restaurant (dogs welcome on one side of the restaurant) and Cafe Valance. 

Whichever location you decide to visit your dog, please remember the safety guidelines about walking your dog in the Welsh countryside. Check out our blog A Doggie Day Out: The Five S’s of Safety for Enjoying the Countryside.  

Book a room for you and your dog at the Cwtch Farm B&B where dogs can roam within the 2 acre field and play an important part in our family.