The pretty village of Oxwich, is situated at the Western end of Oxwich Bay (above).

For a small village with a population of less than two hundred, it has a lot to offer. It boasts a number of thatched cottages, two castles and a National Nature Reserve with a wide variety of bird and plant life and if that just isn't enough, then there is always the bay with its glorious sand dunes, towering cliffs and shady woods.

Much of the traffic that travels to the bay bypasses Oxwich village itself, but the beautiful approach road travels down through the woods and out into the salt marshes and the Reserve.

Oxwich also has a close connection with the start of Methodism in The Gower Peninsula, as John Wesley stayed in this lovely little thatched cottage when he came to Gower between 1762 and 1773.

Oxwich Bay

Oxwich, Swansea,

Plenty of sand, sea and space for everyone, even on the hottest Summer day.

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St Illtyd’s Church, Oxwich

Oxwich, Swansea, SA3 1LS

Legend suggests that St Illtyd himself brought the Sutton Stone font to Oxwich. The decoration of the chancel was instigated by Leslie Young, artistic director of Sadler’s Wells in 1931, who used to holiday nearby.

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Useful Information

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 Oxwich, to the various villages.

Map of the Gower Peninsula

Map of the Gower Peninsula

Village
mins by car
Bishopston (and Kittle, Murton)
15
Dunvant
20
Horton
15
Llangennith
25
Llanmadoc (and Cheriton, Cwm Ivy, Landimore)
20
Llanrhidian (and Cilibion, Oldwalls)
15
Mumbles (and Langland)
20
Oxwich (and Oxwich Green, Slade)
0
Parkmill (and Ilston, Llethryd, Lunnon)
10
Penclawdd (and Blue Anchor, Cilonnen, Crofty, Llanmorlais, Welshmoor, Wernffrwd)
25
Penmaen (and Nicholaston)
10
Pennard (and Southgate)
15
Port Eynon (and Overton, Scurlage)
15
Reynoldston (and Burry, Burry Green, Fairyhill, Knelston, Llandewi)
15
Rhossili (and Middleton, Pilton Green, Pilton Moor, Pitton, Pitton Cross)
20
Swansea
30
Three Crosses
15
Upper Killay
15