Rhossili is a scenic place at the western end of Gawer Peninsula. It is characterised by the cliff and the long wide beach beneath it. Its beauty is beyond any description.

The area is preserved as National Reserve.
There is a big car park near the cliff, and the charge is £2.50.

We visited here by car, but there seems to be a bus communication, as there were tourists waiting at the stop.

In the photo left, the car park was to the right, the cliff and the sea to the left, and at the end of the road is the village of Rhossili.

There are a few hotels and pubs in the village.

When we visited, strong wind was blowing. Indeed, the place is famous for the strong wind, so you'd better bring a jacket or coat even on a warm day.

Worm's Head, Rhossili
The connected islets in the middle of the photo is Worm's Head. This worm is not like the English word worm, but comes from an Old-Norse word meaning dragon.

Beach, Rhossili
This is the beach. I felt so nice to be in such an open space like this.

We did not see any normal swimmers, but there were surfers surfing in the water. On the sand, there were a few people playing with sport kite; it must be an ideal place for kite flying for strong wind and openess of the place.

We were struck by the beauty of the flying sand flowing over 5 cm from the ground; it was as if the ground was moving.

Helvetica, Rhossili
These rock like objects were parts of the ship Helvetica wrecked here in 1887.

After having enjoyed the stunning view and tea from our own thermothermic tea pot, we headed next for Oxwich.

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