Information For Dog Owners
Enjoygower receives considerable interest from dog owners searching for information about how to make the best of Gower with their four legged companions. Being a peninsular, there are many local beaches offering significant opportunities for walks. Although there are restrictions in place on some beaches between the end of April and the start of October, there are plenty of beaches offering all year round access for dogs.
The promenade along Swansea Beach is extensive and you can walk your dog from the Marina in Swansea to Mumbles Head and beyond (although dogs are allowed on the promenade on leads, parts of the beach may be restricted during peak months)
Cafe’s, pubs and restaurants
There are many cafes, pubs and restaurants, that accommodate dogs. We particularly enjoy Croeso Lounge, The Kitchen Table, The Mermaid, The Mumbles Beach Hut at Mumbles Pier and Cafe Valance on Newton Road; All of these are very dog friendly.
There are 'Surfside Cafes' at Rotherslade, Langland and Caswell and these are extremely dog friendly. The Rotherslade Cafe is now opening until 8pm during the summer.
The Pilot Pub, near Knab Rock allows dogs in the bar, the only issue is that this is a very busy pub and at peak times there can be only limited space for dogs.
Verdi's, Castellamare, and Langland Brasseria, are located very close to the beach fronts and are popular 'go to' destinations all year round. Although dogs are not permitted in the restaurant areas, there is seating outside where dogs are welcome.
Dog Drying Coats
Making life with wet dogs a lot easier
These excellent double lined coats are available in a range of sizes to fit most breeds.
In our 'Dog Friendly Restaurant Blogs' there are more detailed write ups on Croeso Lounge and The Kitchen Table.
The popular, former Cafe 360 Beach and Watersports is about to relaunch as ‘Seven’ later this year.
Of course there are many more dog friendly gems which we have not yet discovered. We look forward to adding to the information on this page as we continue to seek dog friendly places.
As Buddy loves the sea so much, we will travel more to Oxwich Bay and Port Eyon in the summer months. The Oxwich Bay Hotel that sits in the corner of the beach, has a great beer garden and has a small cwtch area for dog owners, that is set aside away from the main restaurant area. At Port Eynon the Ship Inn allows dogs in the bar area where food is also served. I believe that the Kings Head at Llangennith will allow dogs into the bar area and this is the same for the Britannia Inn at Llanmadoc.
Clyne Gardens - The Woodman Pub
Clyne Gardens is a fantastic park with plenty to offer dog walkers. It takes about 40 minutes to circumnavigate the gardens and there are plenty of seats and viewing points to rest up en route. The Woodman Pub located on the Mumbles Road, at the southern end of the gardens has parking and a beer garden where dogs are welcome. This is a very busy restaurant and there is limited space for dogs inside. it can be very busy at weekends and peak periods. Water bowls and free biscuits are readily available.