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Whiteford National Nature Reserve

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Address: Swansea, Wales

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Don'r bother

It's full of noisy crazy golf, drunks, broken glass, vomit and PCSOs having nervous breakdowns. The scenery is nothing of note and the stench from wheelie bins ful of used nappies... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 1 week ago
Gerard O
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Swansea, United Kingdom
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Swansea, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

It's full of noisy crazy golf, drunks, broken glass, vomit and PCSOs having nervous breakdowns. The scenery is nothing of note and the stench from wheelie bins ful of used nappies can be overpowering. Don't bother going here-leave it all to me...

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Swansea, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

There are lots of starting points to walk down to the reserve. Be careful of the tides if you want to walk out to the lighthouse and make sure you have good footwear - it is rocky. Lots of circular walks to take in pine forest, beaches and narrow back roads. Quiet with few tourists.

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Thank suemarilynlyle
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 October 2016 via mobile

Took a walk past the fantastic new tidally flooded area, past the salt marsh and over the dunes to the beach. Little egret flying over the flooded area and pintail ducks swimming amongst the trees! Impressive in extent and to see and hear how the coast has been changing. Out on the point is one of only two steel lighthouses... More 

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Thank Stewart P
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 October 2016 via mobile

Love walking around this area. Park in Cwm Ivy. There are several paths that all lead to whiteford beach. Totally unspoilt as not easily accessible. The beach is several miles long and views are breathtaking. This is a must see area and the tea rooms at Cwm Ivy are welcome after a long walk.

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Swansea, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 September 2016

Lovely location and views in fine weather, stiff walk for less mobile folk. Little know and visited gem.

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Thank andrew n
Swansea, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 September 2016

This beach is huge, like many on the Gower. Munitions from WWII are often masked up here, so be careful. We've never found any though and we come here often. We love to walk along the beach and then back to the village through the trees. You can find mussels and cockles and the nearby abandoned lighthouse is the only... More 

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Leigh, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 August 2016

Did a walk from cwm ivy North along the woods and then west out to the lighthouse. Beautiful views. Gorgeous near deserted beach. Bit of a scramble out to the light house. Make sure of the tides for this bit ! We the. Headed south along the beach. Excellent driftwood ! A kestrel hovered near us for around 20 mins... More 

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Surrey, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 July 2016

This was without a doubt the best walk I did during my recent visit to the Gower Peninsula. The north is totally different to the south in that it is far less populated without the crowds of tourists and other visitors that you see in the south around this time of year. The reserve is easily accessed via the village... More 

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Thank GeysirGal
Bristol, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 July 2016

The walk from Cwm Ivy towards the Lighthouse alone the dunes and then back on the beach is lovely. There are bird hides and we saw a good number of birds. The wild flowers too were very attractive purple domes of thyme on the dunes. It is a 'long six miles !

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Worcester, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 May 2016 via mobile

A wonderfully quiet and beautiful stretch of coastline, incorporating forest, marshland, dunes and vast beaches. There is an incredible amount of birdlife, take binoculars, and ponies also wander on the salt marsh. It is a fair stretch down to the lighthouse from the nearest parking but worth the walk. We meandered in a loop of perhaps five miles with our... More 

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