Wales: continuing along the south coast – Freshwater East to Gowerton

Shipwreck on the Cefn Sidan Sands, Pembrey, Wales

After Reg’s first proper paddle in the sea, we took him up along the Wales Coastal path and up onto the headland. He did get to enjoy more time on the beach, but not in the sea, as the weather changed and the thought of a damp and smelly dog in the motorhome, was not one we wanted to have!

After our first day on the beach the weather changed and heavy clouds, sea mist and a light rain stayed with us for a couple of days. On our second day up onto the headland, we looked down into the bay and could not see a lot, then as we stood and looked, a tanker appeared out of the gloom, like a ghost ship, but the mist had started to lift.

As we left on Wednesday, the sun came out and the sky was the perfect blue. Before we left, we spotted a falcon on the campsite, proudly displaying its kill. We headed eastwards to our next stop over at Pembrey Caravan and Motorhome Club Site, on the edge of the Pembrey Country Park.

As we checked in we were informed that the beach was dog friendly (westwards). The first day was a little explore of the country park, followed by a take-away! Thursday, we set off to explore the beach, after a good stroll through the park, Reg was able to run on the grass (off lead) and then we got to the beach…. Seven miles of golden sand and the tide was out!

We let Reg explore a bit off lead again, until we came across a whole strip of beached jelly fish, as inquisitive as he is, we thought it best to steer him clear. Further along the beach was a ship wreck, the coastline here is littered with wrecks from the 18th and 19th centuries, storms have shifted the sands to reveal more and the forest in the park is believed to be haunted with the souls of those whose ships have run aground!

Friday and we set off again, Pembrey is definately a site we will revisit – the fact we could only book two nights should have told us as much!

We headed just along the bay to Gowerton, at the start of the Gower Peninsula. Despite a walk through the park to the town and a takeaway (chinese and it was delicious) there was not a lot you could do directly from the site. It is on National Cycle Route 4. but, this part was a bit too treacherous with the dog trailer, single track road in places, with cycle path along the two sides and a tight bridge and bend in either direction. We did walk along the Coast Path for a bit and manage a circular walk, but…

We’re heading off again tomorrow, where to you’ll find out in our next post. Hopefully, we’ll have news to share! Thank you as always for reading. We hope you’re all fit and well.

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