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Encyclopedia > Brandy Cove

Brandy Cove is a very small beach that is much less accessible than Caswell Bay immediately to the east. It is set at the end of a valley from Bishopston village. It is reachable by footpath from Bishopston or from Caswell Bay over some steep cliffs. The bay gets its name from stories of smugglers using the bay to unload their illegal tobacco and alcohol goods during the eighteenth century. There are a number of settlements named Bishopston: Bishopston, Bristol, a suburb of the city of Bristol, England. ...


The sandy stretches of the beach are only exposed at low tide. It is a Pleistocene raised beach where the surrounding geography shows evidence that the sea level was once thirty feet higher than it is today. The Pleistocene epoch (IPA: ) is part of the geologic timescale. ...


The beach has a couple of legends of the supernatural associated with it. One is about a witch who lived in the caves near the beach. The other story is connected to a chilling real life murder that took place near the beach in 1919. Nearby villagers claimed that they could hear screams coming from the caves near the beach at night.


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Gower Peninsula edit

Geographical areas: Cefn Bryn | Fairwood Common | Loughor estuary Rhossili Beach on the Gower peninsula of South Wales The Gower peninsula (Welsh: Gŵyr) is one of the UKs major tourist attractions and is the best-known district in Wales after Snowdonia. ... Cefn Bryn is a 5 mile long Old Red Sandstone ridge in the heart of the Gower Peninsula. ... Looking out to the Loughor estuary from Rhossili The Loughor estuary is the estuary of the River Loughor, located between the Gower Peninsula and Carmarthenshire, south Wales. ...


Beaches lised clockwise: Swansea Bay | Mumbles Beach | Bracelet Bay | Limeslade Bay | Rotherslade Langland Bay | Caswell Bay | Brandy Cove | Pwlldu Bay | Hunts Bay | Pobbles Bay | Three Cliffs Bay | Tor Bay | Oxwich Bay | Slade Bay | Horton | Port Eynon Bay | Mewslade Bay | Fall Bay | Rhossili Bay | Llangennith Sands | Burry Holmes Beach | Blue Pool Bay | Broughton Bay | Whiteford Sands The Beach in Calella, Spain. ... Swansea Bay (Welsh: Bae Abertawe) is an inlet of the Bristol Channel lying south of Swansea, Wales. ... Bracelet Bay is a bay on the south side of the Gower Peninsula, South Wales, just to the southwest of Swansea Bay. ... Langland Bay is a popular holiday resort that is relatively difficult to access. ... Categories: Stub | Bays | Swansea ... Categories: Stub | Bays | Swansea ... Categories: Stub | Bays | Swansea ... Oxwich Bay is a bay on the south of the Gower peninsula, Wales. ... ... Port Eynon is the name of a village and a community in the city and county of Swansea, south Wales. ... Rhossili is a small village on the southwestern tip of the Gower Peninsula near Swansea in Wales. ...


Swansea Airport Swansea Airport (IATA: SWS, ICAO: EGFH) is a minor airport located at Fairwood Common on the Gower Peninsula to the west of Swansea. ...


 
 

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