Three Cliffs Bay’s characterful three cliffs are captivating and unique. Walk alongside and feel dwarfed b
y their presence. You can even walk underneath through a cave of rock pools, where emerging each side is like a different world – one fringed by delicious waves and the other a sandy beach that stretches miles inland.
As a place to get away from it all it can hardly be beaten, especially as access issues mean that cars are unable to get within reach so visitors really are restricted to visiting on foot. This means that it never gets as busy as other more accessible beaches, preserving its unique landscape as wild, rugged and untamed.
You have to keep a look out for the tides here as there is an ever-changing landscape and the sea comes right in, engulfing the base of the ‘three cliffs’.
Three cliffs at high tide
What to watch out for
Check out the wildlife and sea life here as this area is unique in being National Trust property and a Nature Reserve. Three Cliffs Bay can hardly be beaten for those that love to watch birds and wildlife, sea creatures and shells. You also have the river winding its way through the valley home to many birds who inhabit the woods, river bank and mudflats.
The coastal walks and unspoiled countryside surround small picturesque villages such as Southgate. Local amenities include: shops, cafes as well as the Gower Heritage Centre,
Three Cliffs Bay is part of the ‘Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty is one of Gower’s most photographed beaches and it has been nominated as one of Britain’s best beach.
Three Cliffs Beach
A spectacular shoreline of sand dunes, salt marsh and of course, the signature three limestone cliffs. A particularly photogenic part of the Gower Coast Path and a great spot to stop for a picnic. The area is a real walker’s paradise with with its rich varied terrain, dramatic landscape and breathtaking views. Three Cliffs Bay is part of the National Trust and Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty. It is also a nature reserve. On a practical note, it is a good idea to take a picnic with you, and also note that there are no public toilets at Three Cliffs itself.
Stay safe, this is one of Gower’s most beautiful beaches, but can be wild too – watch out for strong tides and currents at all times. Because of this, it is advised against swimming at Three Cliffs Bay. (NB the next bays along – Tor Bay and Oxwich Bay are both good for swimming and water sports)
Set on the hillside above Three Cliffs Bay it is one of the best places to watch the sunset and with its views towards Three Cliffs it can hardly be beaten, described by many as having Britain’s best views
Nearby Cafes/ Amenities
Three Cliffs Coffee Shop is a well located cafe in Southgate village on scenic Pennard cliffs makes an excellent stopping point where you can also get lunchtime snacks and evening meals at weekends. There is also a shop (Pennard Stores) which is well supplied with groceries and local produce plus crafts. Southgate also has an art gallery, pub- The Southgate, golf club – Pennard golf club and other cafes and shops
In nearby Penmaen you have the Gower Heritage Centre which is a lovely visitor centre and has year round events and attractions, cafe and local produce. There are exhibitions and plenty of information about the history of the Gower. Well worth a visit and a good option in rainy weather.
Here is an overview of what is offered at our Three Cliffs Bay Accommodation
NB If you want to know availability and prices for specific breaks, check our calendar with the dates that you require, or get in touch.
Three Cliffs Cwtch, One bedroom apartment, sleeps two
Three Cliffs Cwtch is a comfortable 1 bedroom apartment with private garden area, located within a short walk from Three Cliffs bay on the Gower Peninsula. read more
Stays from £55 / night
Accommodation on Gower, sleeps up to four
Three Cliffs Retreat is a spacious two bedroom apartment with private decking and garden area, located within a short walk from Three Cliffs bay on the Gower Peninsula. Read more
Stays from £63/ night
Three Cliffs Bay
The Gower Peninsula is Britain’s first area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, and Three Cliffs Bay is one of its top attractions. The bay is dramatic and picturesque, with its three peaked cliffs easily spotted as a landmark, Three Cliffs is one of the most photographed and best loved beaches on the Gower. The area is rich in wildlife, a designated nature reserve and National Trust site.
The Gower Peninsula
With its is rich in cultural heritage as well as natural habitat and stunning coastline there is plenty to explore. You can walk the extensive coastal path, and enjoy some of the best beaches in Britain. There are a range of events and festivals which occur throughout the year, read more
Personal Retreat Programs
Personal Retreats you can choose from our retreat programs We can offer a range of therapeutic sessions helping you to truly relax and unwind on your retreat, including a free 45 minute consultation to help you get the most out of your retreat. If you’d like to know more, please get in touch.
New year Retreat
If you want to make a great start to 2017, consider a New Year Retreat, designed to put you in a great space as you start the new year. Imagine getting away from it all and waking up on the beautiful Gower Peninsula. There’s a selection of incredible walks within easy reach, including beaches voted the best in Britain.
A cosy apartment will help you feel snug and will be well equipped for all your needs, including all bedding, towels and a fully equipped kitchen. There is also a garden to enjoy, where you can also feed a delightful range of wild birds.
If you want to get away this new year to a beautiful peaceful location, here is the ideal setting. Stay at Three Cliffs Retreat and have the perfect getaway. A range of activities offered: meditation, mindfulness practice, tai chi, as group sessions to help put you in a good space for the year ahead. In addition there are one to one sessions which can be booked – sessions
There’s also a great range of local pubs and restaurants where you can eat out and try some of the delicious local dishes and Gower produce, such as the Plough and Harrow or the King Arthur hotel.
Contact us for further details and if you wish you can book a consultation with one of our therapists prior to your arrival to discuss your needs and see if it is for you. It is possible to book a number of sessions (either individual or group sessions ) which can be arranged as part of a package which can
be tailor made to your requirements.
Get in touch on 07942 816 502 to speak to Bel or Robert
If you read through our pricing plans which are designed to offer you a tailor made program then get in touch if you require further information and we can talk through the details with you
Basic Retreat Packages Include:
- Accommodation (comfortable self catering apartment)
- Free consultation (with therapists Bel and Robert)
- Therapy or teaching sessions of your choice
- Lifestyle tips, resources to take home
3 Day Retreat Program (2 nights)
1 person basic package: 3 therapy sessions,
(plus: Free consultation, Lifestyle tips and resources, Accommodation:) £245
For two people sharing an apartment with basic package- cost per person: £195
5 Day Retreat Program (4 nights)
1 person -basic package (4 sessions): £400
Two people sharing an apartment with basic package- cost per person: £285
7 Day Retreat Program (6 nights)
1 person – basic package (4 sessions) £585
Two people sharing an apartment with basic package- £395
Optional Retreat Extras:
breakfast and an evening meal each day. £15/day
Offering continental breakfast, and freshly cooked delicious two course evening meals such as lasagne and pasta dishes, soups and casseroles, vegetarian bakes, salmon and vegetables, risotto, and more..
Read more about our Therapy Sessions
We aim to offer a supportive, therapeutic environment, providing a comprehensive range of treatments for your retreat. With several years experience and many happy customers, our expectation is to more than meet your needs and help you to leave the space revived and in a great space. If you have any questions about any of our retreat packages or our therapists, please do contact us.
*Any additional therapy sessions not included in your basic package will be an additional £25 each
At Three Cliffs Retreats we offer a number of therapeutic sessions to help you relax and unwind during your stay, as well as courses and group sessions.
Sessions can help with relaxing and unwinding or issues such as pain and bad backs, and stress related disorders. We can provide a free consultation session and the start of your stay to help you decide which sessions are for you and what will bring most benefit.
We also offer a free consultation to help you to determine which sessions might be for you and answer any questions you may have.
As we offer remote sessions for certain therapies it is possible to continue your program with us once you return should you wish – Coaching and Mindfulness are two examples which you can practice on an ongoing basis and which can continue to benefit you once you return to your daily life. We will help you to include these in your every day routine and help combat stresses and find your ‘centre’ more readily and easily
Therapeutic Sessions include:
Alexander Technique, Coaching, Chi Touch, Colour Light Therapy, Mindfulness, Massage, Hypnotherapy, Intuitive Readings, Spinal Touch, Tai chi read more
Sessions are run with a number of local, experienced practitioners, including Robert Ripley and Bel Spencer. Please contact us if you would like further information on any of these sessions. Tel 07940 860 204