Tuesday, February 20, 2007

Best British Beach

A Gower beach has been named the most beautiful in the UK by travel writers who visited more than 1,000 around the world in search of the perfect sands.

Oxwich Bay was praised by The Travel Magazine for "magnificent and unspoilt" scenery and as a "great place for adults and children to explore".

It is the latest recognition for beaches in west Wales.

Last year Barafundle in Pembrokeshire was named the UK's best picnic spot by another magazine, Country Life.

And a tourist expert who devised a mathematical formula to calculate the best beaches in the world ranked Whitesands in Pembrokeshire in his top 20.

Malcolm Ridge, chairman of the Gower Society, said he thought Oxwich deserved the title - especially as Gower was celebrating the 50th anniversary of becoming the UK's first designated Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty.

"Oxwich really is a tremendous beach - very long and curving," he said. "At the one end who've got Oxwich Church and then along the bay who've got the dunes and the nature reserve. It's a place that's very accessible compared to some."


Debbie said...

I want to go! (Saved as Favorite)

dom said...

What they don't let on in the pamphlet , is that it's on the Irish sea, so a tad breezy, and as pretty as it looks , three pairs of cardigans are required.