rhossili bay recognised as one of the best beaches in europe

If you love a relaxing trip away glamping, South Wales has lots to offer, and Rhossili Bay on the Gower Peninsula nearby is one of a host of appealing attractions for visitors. And if you needed any more convincing, it has been revealed that the popular beach of Rhossili once again has been voted one of the best beaches in the whole of Europe by renowned travel review site Tripadvisor.

The view over Rhossili Bay on the Gower Peninsula near our South Wales glamping accommodation.

The beautiful three mile-long stretch of sandy beach was crowned as the third best beach in the UK, and narrowly missed out on a top ten place, coming in at eleventh place, surpassing a host of the world’s most scenic coastlines in Greece, Spain and Sardinia.

When speaking to WalesOnline a spokeswoman for the Welsh Government said: “Rhossili is one of Wales’ best known and loved beaches.

“Its iconic views, facilities and activities make it a must visit spot for many visitors.”

She added: “Wales’ beaches are one of our key attractions and a key driver for visitors as highlighted in our recent visitor survey.

“There are beaches to suit everyone’s needs from accessible beaches ideal for families, beaches for activities and water sports or quiet secluded beaches.”


The UK and European rankings can be seen here:


Top UK beaches

  • 1 Woolacombe Beach, Devon
  • 2 Weymouth Beach, Dorset
  • 3 Rhossili Bay, Gower Peninsula, south Wales
  • 4 St Brelade’s Bay Beach, Jersey
  • 5 Porthminster Beach, St Ives, Cornwall
  • 6 Perranporth Beach, Cornwall,
  • 7 Fistral Beach, Newquay, Cornwall
  • 8 Luskentyre, Isle of Harris
  • 9 Hengistbury Head, Bournemouth, Dorset
  • 10 Sandbanks, Poole, Dorset


Top beaches in Europe


  • 1 Rabbit Beach, Lampedusa, Italy
  • 2 Playa de Ses Illetes, Formentera, Spain
  • 3 Elafonissi Beach, Elafonissi, Greece
  • 4 Woolacombe Beach, UK
  • 5 Iztuzu Beach, Dalyan, Turkey
  • 6 Fig Tree Bay, Protaras, Cyprus
  • 7 Cala Rossa, Favignana, Italy
  • 8 Weymouth Beach, UK
  • 9 Eggremni Beach, Lefkada, Greece
  • 10 Playa de Bolonia, Tarifa, Spain
  • 11 Rhossili Bay, UK
  • 12 Balos Beach and Lagoon, Kissamos, Crete
  • 13 St Pauls Bay, Lindos, Greece
  • 14 St. Brelade’s Bay Beach, Jersey
  • 15 Playa de las Catedrales, Ribadeo, Spain
  • 16 La Pelosa Beach, Stintino, Italy
  • 17 La Concha Beach, San Sebastian, Spain
  • 18 Porthminster Beach, St Ives, UK
  • 19 Cala Mariolu, Baunei, Sardinia
  • 20 Praia Dona Ana, Lagos, Portugal
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