The pretty village of Oxwich, is situated at the Western end of Oxwich Bay. For a small village with a population of less than two hundred, it has alot 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. The Church of St. Illtyd stands partially hidden on the approach to Oxwich Point. The site has been recognised as a place of worship for the past 1500 years. Oxwich also has a close connection with the start of Methodism in The Gower Peninsula. Oxwich Bay Plenty of sand, sea and space for everyone, even on the hottest Summer day. Dogs must be kept on a lead at the Oxwich end of the bay when children are in the vicinity. The Oxwich Bay Hotel stands at the Western end of the beach and provides good food, snacks, meals and refreshments. The beach is popular with paddlers, bathers and many high speed boats and jet skis as the car park is directly on the beach front. There doesn't appear to be much control over the boats and jet skis, so due care must be taken on a busy day, if going into the sea. Oxwich is a lovely beach backing onto sand dunes, but if its peace and quiet that you are looking for, don't go to the Western end of Oxwich on a busy day. Try Nicholaston Burrows, just to the East as an alternative. The footpath leads West through the woods, past the church of St Illtyd and over Oxwich Point to Slade and The Sands at Horton.

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