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Old 31-08-2012, 01:56 PM   #1
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Talking Gower - Llangennith - Hillend Camp site

Just returned home from a 2xnight stay (£18 per night per vehicle [3xpeople]) at Hillend Camp site at Llangennith on the North-West Gower coast.

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What an excellent site. Position A, situated at the end of the road/lane through Llangennith village and right next to the beach north of Rhosilli bay just behind the sand dunes.

They have 4 camping fields, 1x designated 'family camping', largely level, mown grass and well drained. (it pissed it down, so it was wet underfoot, but never flooded) and fenced or walled. Security bollards and attendant until midnight was reassuring.

Facilities: Excellent new free shower/amenities blocks for toilets/showers/washing (outside showers for surfers so no shit/sand inside). Wash up areas as well.
Cafe - serving delicious breakfasts and general food until 6pm with panoramic views of the sea/dunes.
Shop for essentials/papers/milk etc.

No booking system, just turn up on the day, minimum 2xnight stay on weekends (Fri/Sat) though.

The short walk through the dunes to the beach was easy where you could have surfing lessons, walk the 3 mile beach or just find a private hollow in the mahoosive dunes for a picnic.

The Gower is a beautiful area and can be explored by car or bike (bit hilly and narrow lanes) and I would recommend the north road as this has less traffic than the south (Rhosilli) road. Beaches are to be found at the end of the peninsular though as the north coast is estuary, so only grazing (the salt marsh lamb is a local delicacy and delicious) and mudflats really. Get to Llangennith and the beach is wide n wild, surfers abound, fly a kite, cycle, swim or just chill out.

Highly recommended - will be back soon
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Love this place too
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yeah, me too and the pub in llangenneth is pretty nice too.
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take the party to the dunes in the evening though or the guy on the quad bike will destroy you
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Just around corner from me. Nice surf spot, like to try catch a few waves down there. Often taken bus down there for a burn, not yet camped in bus there yet but will be in 2013!!
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Further to our visit, when we were down there I tried a local brew and bought a 5ltr cask of Gower Gold to take home, brewed in the Greyhound PH in Llanrhidian which is a superb drop of golden ale. The owner is outgrowing his microbrewery as it's catching on quickly.

Gower Power is the strong 5.6 version, Gold is 4.6 and Brew1 is 3.8. All great tasting golden light ales, made for swigging

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I can't say all good things about Hillhead campsite. The new owner was very rude, treated every one with a vw van and kite gear as well ......... trouble. Having driven 5hrs to get there, I was not impressed. In the end they let me in after a 2hrs stand off. The site was very good, price hmm ok ish.
But did witness the interesting behaviour of the male staff on duty. Certainly of concern. Having said all the area is very nice, beach very nice. Campsite layout very nice.
I wanted to take my family there as a reci but I will not, I go else where on the coast, shame but my views from being there.

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Not sure about new owners, but I do know the guys working there take no crap. They have rules, just don't break em.
I have to say its one of my fav places in the world, surf, kid friendly, amenities all good and clean.
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My local beach...yeah the guys on the gate are strict but thats what makes it such a well run site...im always down there for a surf in various buses!!
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