Horton is a very pretty little village in South Gower, set on a steep hill that stretches down to the beautiful beach.
It shares the bay with Port Eynon which is located at the Western end.
Like many Gower villages its roots are mainly agricultural, but Horton also has a long connection with the lifeboat and Methodism.
In the centre of the bay are two orange buoys that mark the remains of the Prince Ivanhoe. The Prince Ivanhoe was was used a pleasure craft, but on the 3rd August 1981 it hit something just off the edge of Port Eynon Point. The skipper assessed the sitauation and as they were quickly taking on water, “… the vessel was turned quickly around and came right up onto the beach!”, according to one onlooker.
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Beautiful, spacious accommodation sleeping 2. Pretty garden with sea views. Five minutes’ walk to Horton / Porteynon beach.
Set in a quiet location, sleeping 6 in 3 bedrooms (1 double en-suite and 2 twin rooms). 4 mins flat walk to Horton’s safe sandy beach. No smoking. Pets by arrangement. Price all inclusive.
Traditional spacious farmhouse sleeps 10 in five en suite rooms. Two sitting rooms, dining room seating ten, conservatory, utility, large kitchen. Minutes away from a safe sandy beach, ideal for walking, surfing, cyclists or just relaxing.
Horton attracts many visitors each year. The beach is only a minute or so walk from the car park, through the sand dunes.
The church is cruciform in shape, with an embattled western tower, and the nave and chancel date from the early 12th century.
Horton Methodist Chapel is situated at the top of the hill in Horton, next to the village hall, only a minutes’ drive from the beach
The Sands is a vast expanse of sand and rock pools surrounded by cliffs, at the Eastern end of Port Eynon Bay. At very low tide it is possible to scramble over the rocks from The Cove into The Sands, but it is advisable to keep a close eye on the tide at all times.
Please view the area map below to get your bearings and familiarise yourself with the roads. The table shows the approximate travelling times by car, from Horton, to the various villages.
Map of the Gower Peninsula
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