views across Pennard golf course
Golf in Pennard really is in many ways a golfer’s dream at Pennard golf club, known as ‘the links in the sky’ is aptly named, standing on clifftops and with spectacular views beyond towards Three Cliffs and edged by Pennard castle. It is a most popular course and attracts many visitors each year, described as ‘one of the best links in Britain and Ireland’
Views towards the club
The course is described to have ‘a bit of everything’ and will certainly set a good challenge. There are several golf membership levels and option to suite every need.
Adding to its charm, the course hosts an ensemble of different animals, including cows which roam freely over its grounds throughout the year!
Adding to this the picturesque Pennard castle at one end, it really is a most unique course and the views from the castle have been voted as some of the ‘best in the uk’
burger at Pobbles restaurant
Pennard golf club ‘Pobbles Restaurant
The golf club is well-placed also for fine views – especially sunsets! And from Pobbles restaurant you can enjoy the evening sun and dine in style with great cuisine or just visit for a tea or coffee.
There is a decking area where you can sit and look out towards Three Cliffs bay. And you can also view the first tee and watch fellow golfers. The restaurant seats up to eighty people and is open seven days a week. You don’t have to be a member to use the cafe (however there are certain benefits from being a member such as discounts in the cafe).
Decking at Pennard golf club
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.
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