Gowerton Caravan Club Site (REF : GOW)

Pont-y-Cob Road, Gowerton, Swansea, Swansea, SA4 3QP, Wales

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Ideal for ...

  • Beach stays
  • Cycling
  • Dogs
  • Families
  • Motorhomes
  • Walking

Why stay here ...

An easy drive to the beautiful Gower Peninsula, Gowerton Club Site is ideally placed to visit this 'Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty'. With beaches that are clean, sandy and safe for swimming and surfing, to stunning costal and country walks the Gower is a must for all walkers and water sports enthusiast. Family friendly Oxwich, Caswell Bays, and the fabulous Rhossili, (voted one of the best beaches in Europe) are worth particular mention on this beautiful coast. This site really is the Gateway to the Gower, the perfect location for exploring the peninsula and around Swansea Bay.

Although the immaculately kept Gowerton Club Site has its own treasures, you'll also find plenty to see inland. Use the caravan park as your starting point and head over to the Vale of Neath, to Aberdulais Falls, and see how the waters have powered numerous industries over three hundred years. Then on to Craig Gwladys where you can walk the forest trails and climb the steep ascent with the hangliders soaring above you. On again to Pont Nedd Fechan, from where you can see nine major waterfalls on four rivers, then into the Brecon Beacons National Park. With national cycle paths close by bike riders will find the site an ideal place to stay with the nearby Millennium path a particular favourite.

Visitors to Gowerton Club Site can now access all the facilities at the Elba Playing fields through newly installed security gates, with football and rugby pitches, dog walks, skateboard and BMX ramps and safe access to Gowerton village and local shops.

Swansea is a short bus ride away with its famous indoor market, marina, National Waterfront Museum and shops and cafes. The local, motor home friendly, Swansea Park and Ride is also close by.

Local fish and chip are available on site on Fridays and Saturdays (please contact the site staff for further details) and there are plenty of quality, good value places to eat in the area. Whether it's water sports or walking, lazing on the beach or sightseeing Gowerton Club Site has it all.

Things to do on site ...

  • Playground

Facilities on site ...

  • Baby changing facilities
  • BBQs allowed: charcoal, gas, electric
  • Disabled facilities: facilities for wheelchair disabled
  • Disabled shower room
  • Dishwashing area
  • Dog walk from site
  • Dog walk on site
  • Drive over waste disposal for motorhomes
  • Electric hook-up
  • Family washroom
  • Gas
  • Late arrivals area with electric hook-up
  • Laundry facilities
  • Motorhome service point
  • Toilet block
  • TV reception: good
  • Wi-Fi
  • Wi-Fi charge
  • Wi-Fi rating: Silver

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Walking notes:

All the Gower beaches are within easy driving distance. Don't miss Craig Gwladys where you can walk the forest trails and climb the steep ascent with the hanggliders soaring above you.

Supermarket notes:

The closest is Tesco Express within a short walk. There are major supermarkets within 3 miles.

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Directions

Please only use these recommended directions for the final approach. There is no access from Loughor due to width restriction on bridge. Leave the M4 at junction 47. At the roundabout turn onto the A483 dual carriageway (signposted Swansea). Within 2 miles at roundabout turn right onto A484 signposted Llanelli (or turn left and follow alternative route avoiding low bridge). In about 1.5 miles at next roundabout continue on A484; within 0.75 mile at next roundabout turn left onto B4296 (signposted Gower, Gowerton). In 0.5 mile (100 yards after passing under railway bridge - 3.3 metres headroom) turn right at traffic lights. In 0.5 mile turn right at traffic lights into Pont-y-Cob Road. The site is on the right in 0.25 miles.

Sites key: Club Site

Postcode:
SA4 3QP
GPS:
Lat 51.65345 / Lon -4.05376
Plan a route to this site
OS field ref:
SS580968
OS map ref:
159
Handbook map ref:
E4

Transport links

  • Bus stop within 1 mile
  • Buses go to: Swansea
  • Car hire on site
  • Daily public Transport within 1 mile
  • Nearest park and ride: Swansea
  • Nearest train station: Gowerton
  • Shop within 1 mile
  • Train station within 5 miles

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July visit

This was the last stop on our tour of Wales. The site was completely full as there was a music festival on over the weekend. Nevertheless, the wardens were welcoming and cheerful. The site comprises a series of glades and circles with one central shower block. This meant that if you were the far side of the site, you had a long walk. We had come from CLs so continued to use our own facilities so we were fine. Also it is a big site. when it is full, I think there are probably queues for the showers. Some of the hard standings were a bit public but we chose a grass pitch and had plenty of room. Usual information room - not much use to us with two dogs. Quite a bit of distant road noise - it wasn't awful but having come from some really rural CLs and living in a quiet rural location, we did notice it a bit. No problems at all with access - you should try Bolton Abbey!! Although there is a very nice and secure woodland walk for dogs, plus the big bonus of a key to go into the nearby playing fields, we were very disappointed to find that the parts of the Welsh costal walk close to the site were all on roads - often very busy roads. And there was very little parking to allow you to join the path in more rural settings. Another thing - this site isn't close to the Gower beaches. You have at least a half hour drive along some very twisty roads to get to a beach. Finding dog friendly beaches means an even longer drive. Rosilli is wonderful, Free to NT members and the most amazing beach. But nearly an hour's drive and access to the beach down an incredibly steep path. Not too bad going down - awful coming back. Anywhere else we found the parking charges to be a bit steep - especially if you were not going to stay for a whole day. Shops nearby are ok. There is an expensive Tesco express within walking distance, a co-op in Gowerton and a Nisa not far away. So you won't starve. We enjoyed ourselves very much, the weather was great, the site is well maintained and the wardens were fantastic. But we were disappointed by the area - it wasn't really what we were expecting and we won't return. But you'll have a lovely time I'm sure. Oh yes, and to the people who left their two dogs howling for hours because they were shut up in a caravan on a sunny day whilst their owners went out (the wardens took it very seriously I'm pleased to say) - shame on you!
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Great Site

First time on a caravan club site, site did not disappoint, nice and clean and well kept, Facilities were always clean and fully functional. Site staff were very friendly and happy to answer any questions. Easy to get to with mainly main roads. Final approach was narrow but got through without issue with other vehicles happy to stop in passing bays and wait for you to pass, lots of walks around the area and nice dog walk on-site, highly recommend a visit, going to be booking into this one again
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A few days on the Gower

We trail a folding caravan so access etc was ok for us but I read that some outfits found it difficult - tight bridge - narrow busy lane (which remarkably is part of the West Wales coast Path); not an ideal section for weary walkers! The site is lovely - seems more spacious and relaxed than some sites; lovely staff as always. We were warned about train noise but absolutely no problem - the road noise was slightly more than expected but no real problem. Slept fine with all windows open! The site is adjacent to a built up area so facilities are within easy walking distance. Cycle paths everywhere - footpaths also but the access road was busy at times - not suitable for children as there was no footpath.The country roads are obviously narrow - take care - traffic was generally very polite and passing places were provided on the smaller roads. The area is beautiful - wonderful beaches - views everywhere etc. etc. Carreg Cennen Castle on the edge of the Black Mountain is quite special to visit . Please do not be put off by some of my comments - Do visit this lovely part of Wales (and the rest of Wales of course!).
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There have been other comments on access difficulties, mention of a low bridge (square railway bridge on A484 which is 11’0” or 3.3m) and Pont-y-Cob road being narrow. It is important you follow the instructions as just beyond the site entrance is a weak narrow bridge with a width of 7’6” or 2.3m - to be avoided!). But please can the C&MC add the instructions for the alternative route avoiding the low bridge. The Gowerton site have these instructions in their office so it would be great if these could be put online too.
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Nice site but BEWARE

Lovely site with very friendly and helpful staff but what awful access. You get to the site via a single track road with narrow bridges and low overhanging hedges so if you have a motor home IT WILL GET BADLY SCRATCHED when you leave; sadly very bad access is the reason for the mediocre rating.

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