Wilderness Wales


Rhossili Bay

Worms Head to Burry Holms

Worms Head marks the southern boundary of Rhossili Bay, a 3 mile long bay open to the western waves, popular with surfers. Worms Head is probably the most famous landmark of Gower, a serpent shaped tidal island famed for its sunsets. The southern half of the bay is backed by Rhossili Down, the highest hill in Gower. The northern half is backed by sand dunes, known as Llangenith Burrows on the western side and Broughton Burrows on the eastern side. The Bay terminates with another tidal island, the small Burry Holms, very close to shore but easily cut off. Although this is a somewhat wilder area, there is still access for tourists and holidaymakers.