Gower Reserves
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Port Eynon Point
SS 465 845
South Gower Coast
Area 13.4ha

Sea Cliff, foreshore, limestone grassland, heath and quarries.


Port Eynon Point is the headland dominating the western side of Port Eynon Bay. The reserve can be accessed from the footpath on the west side of Port Eynon beach

A large part of the reserve on the inland side has been used for quarrying and now provides a varied set of habitats for plants and animals, including foxes and rabbits and birds such as Stonechat and Rock Pipit.

Although part of the cliff top was ploughed during the last war, there is no indication of it in the gorse heath vegetation that now dominates it. There is a very clear limestone grass strip along the cliff top which is maintained by rabbit grazing and visitor pressure, where a range of flowers can be foundincluding Thrift and Sea Campion.

The reserve is regionally important as a sea watching site particularly in late July and Early August, though interesting birds are usually present throuout the year. January andFebruary often bring Red-throated and great Northern Divers. At the end of July and early August at day break, large numbers of Manx shearwaters, and Gannets may be seen flying past and often there are large groups of Common Scooter off-shore.



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