Information For Dog Owners
The web analytics for this website indicate that there is considerable interest from dog owners searching for information about how to make the best of Gower with their four legged companions. Being a peninsular, the many local beaches offer significant opportunities for walks, however between the end of April and the start of November there are restrictions in place at many of the most popular beaches. I personally find this frustrating as my our dog loves the swimming in the sea at Langland and Caswell. I am aware that in Cornwall for example, dogs are allowed on beaches before 7am and after 7pm. I think that this would be a great solution for Gower.
The promenade along Swansea Beach is extensive and you can walk your dog from the Marina in Swansea to Mumbles Head and beyond. There are a series of cafe's and restaurants along the route that accommodate dogs to various degrees. 360 Beachsports has a canopied area outside the main cafe and is popular with dog owners. I also want to single out Croeso Lounge, and Mumbles Pier as being very dog friendly. The Lighthouse beach is accessible by dogs all year round. In tmy 'Dog Friendly Guide' there are write ups on Croeso Lounge and The Kitchen Table. I would like to also give a shout out to Cafe Valance on Newton Road that is also dog friendly. 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 Langlands 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. 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.
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 from the main restaurant area. At Port Eynon the Ship Inn allows dogs in the bar area where food is also served. The Greyhound Inn at Llanrhidian allows dogs in the back bar where food is served. Rhossili Beach is dog friendly all year round. 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.