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Revealed: The beautiful Welsh beach named one of the best in the world

03 Aug 2023 2 minute read
Rhossili Bay (Credit: Big 7 Travel)

A stunning Welsh beach has been named amongst the top 50 beaches in the world.

Global travel site Big 7 Travel has released its annual list of ‘The 50 Best Beaches In The World’, and there was one standout entry from Wales – the golden sands of Rhossili Bay on the Gower.

Rhossili Bay is a permanent fixture in Wales’ Best Beach top 10 and has been voted number one on numerous occasions. It has been awarded a host of other gongs including a 2021 TripAdvisor Travellers’ Choice Award, and is rightly considered one of the most beautiful spots in the UK.

Wales has a plentiful array of stunning beaches, however Rhossili has been described as ‘The supermodel of British beaches’ by The Independent and has won accolades from UK Travel Writers and awards for being the best spot to have a picnic, one of the best surf spots in Wales, and for our four legged friends, The Times nominated Rhossili as ‘The UK’s No.1 dog-friendly beach’.

Now it’s achieved another stellar accolade being named in the top 50 beaches in the world.

Rhossili Beach (Credit: Gordon Hatton, Creative Commons)

The Big 7 Travel list is now in its 5th year, it is compiled using aggregated scores from previous media results, official Blue Flag locations, social media popularity and contributions from the Big 7 Travel editorial team.

It’s a diverse list, with pink sand covered in crushed seashells, crystalline lagoons and plenty of Islands. From the stunning turquoise waters of Turks and Caicos to the black sand beach in Iceland.

Rhossili Bay is described by Big 7 Travel as ‘Three miles of golden sands await you in the Gower Peninsula of Wales. It’s a bit of a hike down a steep cliff-top path to get there, but all good things require a bit of effort. It’s a popular surfing spot, or you can just relax and enjoy the beach – it’s kept pristine under the watchful eye of the National Trust.’

You can take a virtual tour of Rhossili Bay HERE

See the top 50 beaches list HERE

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8 months ago

There’s no doubt Wales has some of the most beautiful beaches in the UK & world , have Britain’s only marine national park in Pembrokeshire, where I might add moronic Westminster built an oil refinery that was nearly ruined by fires & Sea Empress disasters, but what we do lack is the ability to promote our coastline & countryside because our tourist board message is largely swamped not only by years of suppression .of Wales & Welsh culture by Westminster & England’s “Welsh Not” agenda where anything Welsh or products made in Wales was either not acknowledged as Welsh but… Read more »

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