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Oxwich Bay

A long, sandy beach with an adjacent Nature Reserve. A boat slip provides access for launching.
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24th Apr 2004
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Photo of Oxwich Bay beach - Ox view right .
 Oxwich Bay
 by: kelvin
Photo of Oxwich Bay beach - Ox view left
 Oxwich Bay
 by: kelvin

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A large, protected bay, backed by a sand-dune and salt marsh nature reserve. To find it follow the A4118 from Swansea, through Nicholaston and then then left following signs for Oxwich.

There is a large private car park for which a charge is made. There is a also a height restriction in this car park, which may mean that high-topped vans won't be able to get close to the beach. There is a hotel in the bay and plenty of caravan and campsites, and the usual shops and amenities associated with these. Oxwich beach is privately owned and is a popular family beach.

The beach itself is long wide and sandy and its enclosed nature makes it perfect for beginner windsurfers and kitesurfers. The headland to the SW protects the bay from any swell so flat water sailing is the order of the day. SW winds are cross-onshore and perfect for slalom blasting and for beginners. Waves can develop in SE winds, which are onshore, but can produce some good bump and jump conditions. Not really a surfing beach, as even in huge SW swells, it is usually still too well protected. However, on occasion it does go off, and when it does it produces some left and right-hand barrels that dreams are made of
Sports Suitability
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Surf Conditions at Oxwich Bay can be OK
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Buggying Conditions at Oxwich Bay can be OK
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Windsurfing Conditions at Oxwich Bay can be Excellent
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Kitesurfing Conditions at Oxwich Bay can be Excellent
Wind Suitability
Windsurfing at Oxwich Bay Kitesurfing at Oxwich Bay
NW   N   NE
SW   S   SE
NW   N   NE
SW   S   SE

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