Whiteford Burrows is a dune and pine plantation, just North of Llanmadoc. Owned by the National Trust, it is classified as one of the many National Nature Reserves that we have on Gower.

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What there is to offer:

  • car park in Cwm Ivy (honesty box)
  • National Nature Reserve
  • Birdwatching
  • Plant life
  • Whiteford Lighthouse


To the West is Whiteford Sands, a vast two mile expanse of beach at the edge of the Loughor Estuary.

Off the end of Whiteford Point stands an old lighthouse which is now the only cast iron lighthouse, surrounded by sea in the UK. Thepproach to the lighthouse takes quite a while and it appears never to get any closer! Don’t forget to check the tides before you set off.

Parking is in the little village of Cwm Ivy, it is a 15-20 minute walk through the National Nature Reserve and the sand dunes. There is always some sand, even at high tide. A haven for ornithologists and botanists alike.

The broad Broughton Bay lies to the West and Llanrhidian Salt Marsh and Llanrhidian Sands to the East.


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