The Gower is a fantastic place for a free family day out. A footpath from the village of Pitton leads through a National Trust-owned grass valley to the secluded Mewslade Bay. Although it isn't the best for swimming, this beautiful, sandy beach has plenty of caves and rockpools for children to explore. The dramatic clifftop footpath which continues towards Rhossili Bay is dotted with old forts and there are more caves marked on the map, so children can be kept entertained with stories of smugglers and pirates.
Mewslade Bay near Rhossili, The Gower Peninsula, Wales
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