Port Eynon Bay on Gower Peninsula, containing the villages of Port Eynon, and Horton was once a bustling village in the 19th century, also infamous for it's smuggling activities.
But now it is very much quieter.The beach is fairly wide and sandy with some rock pools for the kids. However, be warned when the weather is warm, there have been reports of Adders ( the only venomous snake in the UK) lurking in the long grass to the sides of the beach!
The bay is rich in historical remains, the obvious are the remains of an old salt house constructed in the late 16th Century to extract salt from seawater. To the east of the salthouse on the beach can be seen the remains of the old harbour wall built when Port Eynon was a thriving port, exporting limestone, lime, salt, and oysters.
There is is a very good Fish and chip restaurant and take-away just behind me as I took the photo above, and also in the little village there are a couple of pubs and restaurant.
Parking is very good (90p 1Hour, £1.80 2Hours and £3.00 all day) there are parking spaces for the disabled almost on the beach. Toilets near the beach are fairly clean and suitable for the disabled.
Toilets with disabled facilities. Lifegaurd station and first aid post. Slip-way. campsite. cafe and Restaurants are all present
Looking East towards Horton village