Brandy Cove

Brandy Cove is located around half a mile West of Caswell Bay, is one of Gower's most infamous beaches and is steeped in history and legend.

The beach itself is very small, with sandy stretches only at low tide and possesses a good example of an exposed Pleistocene raised beach - evidence that the sea level here was once thirty feet higher than it is today. The beach gets its name from the days when smuggling was rife on the Gower Peninsula and the sands were used to land illicit cargo of tobacco and alcohol.

There are no Lifeguard patrols operated in Brandy Cove.

Access and Facilities

The beach can be reached either via the coastal path starting from the right hand side of Caswell Bay (walking time is around 45 minutes) or by driving and parking down Brandy Cove Road (off Pyle Road), be warned parking is very limited (subsequent walking time around 25 minutes). There are no facilities on or near the beach.

Gower Beaches