A fantastic seaside hostel in an unbeatable location on the breathtaking Gower Peninsula.
Old Lifeboat House Port Eynon Swansea SA3 1NN 0845 371 9135
A converted lifeguard station on what is perhaps the most beautiful bay on the gorgeous Gower Peninsula – whose 34 miles of coastline was Britain's first designated Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty – this has to be one of the YHA's best coastal properties. With just 28 beds in 8 rooms, it's also one of the smallest, a charming building with lots of character, furnished with a lounge and dining area, self-catering kitchen and wood-burning stove for cosy evenings in, and it's located right in the heart of this classic seaside village. There is a brilliant beach, where you can swim, go rock-pooling and go wind- or kite-surfing, and there are good places to swim too at nearby Rhossili and Oxwich beaches, which you can easily reach on the Wales Coastal Path, which goes right through the village. You can also go paddleboarding and in summer take a trip with Gower Coast Adventures, who run seal-spotting and other excursions from their base at Oxwich, where you could also look in on Oxwich Castle. A peach of a seaside hostel, and a perfect base for summer explorations of this beautiful area.
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28 beds in 8 rooms, including 1 8-bed room, 3 twins, 3 4-beds, including one en-suite and 1 family room, and 2 singles.
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Beds from £15, private rooms from £39, family rooms from £29.
- Dining area
- Drying room
- En-suite available
- Family rooms
- Gardens & Grounds
- Private Rooms
- Exclusive hire
- Groups Welcome
- Sensational Views
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- YHA hostels
Approaching from Severn Bridge: exit the M4 at J42 in Swansea. Follow the brown and white tourist signs for Gower, then the A4118 for Port Eynon. Approaching from Carmarthen: exit the M4 at J47 following signs for Gower, then South Gower. In Port Eynon, follow the road down to the car park at the beach, then walk down the track signposted to the hostel. Parking is 200m from the hostel, available Easter-September, from 5pm-10am. There's also a pay and display car park 400m from hostel.