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The St Madoc Centre is situated on the Gower, Britain’s first designated Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, and when you arrive here you will see why. With rolling hills dotted with patchwork fields and woodland, stony outcrops jutting through the green grass, north Gower is a beautiful place to visit or stay. North Gower is less visited by tourists than the areas around Rhossili, Mumbles and Oxwich, meaning that even in summer our beaches, and those close to us, are largely free from litter and large numbers of tourists.   

Close to the St Madoc Centre’s own beach are Broughton Beach and Llangennith Beach which are well-known for having good beginner’s surf all year round. Whitford Sands, which is further north, is less suitable for swimming or surfing, having strong rip-tides close to shore. Cwm Ivy Wood, which is a short walk away, is picturesque coniferous woodland brimming with wildlife. 

Caught when the sun is shining in beams through the canopy, it is a site well-worth seeing. Close by is a salt marsh, a protected and very rare habitat, flooded at high tide, the plants and animals living here have to be tolerant of high levels of salt and are rare elsewhere. 

Gower itself has many places ideal for the tourist, from castles like Weobley, Pennard and Oxwich, to cafes, ancient churches, Iron-Age standing stones and Heritage Centres – like the one at Parkmill. Worm’s Head, well visited by tourists, can be seen from the St Madoc Centre, and is well worth a visit. There are many walks and hikes marked on Gower to ensure avid walkers enjoy a different view every day.

Galleries of pictures taken around the St Madoc Centre can be found here.
A flash gallery of pictures can be found here.
 
 

Llanmadoc is a small unspoilt village, nestling on the north tip of the Gower Peninsular. It has breathtaking views across to the Pembrokeshire coastline and the Preseli Mountains.

Below the village lies the Whitford Nature Reserve, a naturalist’s paradise. Seven miles of unspoilt sandy surfing beaches are only a couple of minutes by car and ten minutes on foot. The area has numerous attractive walks through a variety of habitat – the Cheriton Wood and River, Cwm Ivy Wood, Llanmadoc Hill, walks through the nature reserve, to name a few.

 

The village has a pub with a restaurant and a shop/post office.

Links to web sites featuring Llanmadoc:
Llanmadoc Walks
Llanmadoc local website
Historic Landscape
Britannia Inn

 

The Gower Peninsula is the UK's first designated Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty and is a stunning backdrop to St Madoc.

The Camp is an ideal base from which to explore the magnificent beaches and fantastic countryside which makes Gower such a unique place.

 

Links to websites featuring Gower:
Explore Gower
Gower Live
Welcome to Gower
Gower on the BBC
Gower bus timetable
Gower Map

 

 
Swansea stands at the gateway to the Gower Peninsula (Britains first designated Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty) and has many parks and museums, a 12th Century Castle, a Marina and historic Maritime Quarter. Among its famous sons and daughters are poet Dylan Thomas, comedian Sir Harry Secombe, pop singer Bonnie Tyler and actress Catherine Zeta Jones.    

Links to websites featuring Swansea:
City & County of Swansea
Swansea.com
Swansea Bay Tourism
Visit Swansea Bay
Swansea Bay Futures
Swansea Bay
Swansea City Centre