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Oxwich Bay is a bay on the south of the Gower peninsula, Wales. In geography, a bay or gulf is a collection of water that is surrounded by land on three sides. ... 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. ... National motto: Cymru am byth (Welsh: Wales for ever) Waless location within the UK Official languages English, Welsh Capital Cardiff Largest city Cardiff First Minister Rhodri Morgan Area  - Total Ranked 3rd UK 20,779 km² Population  - Total (2001)  - Density Ranked 3rd UK 2,903,085 140/km² Ethnicity: 97. ...


Its landscape features sand dunes, salt marshes and woodland. Oxwich Bay includes a 2.5 mile-long sandy beach, accessible from the village of Oxwich. It is also a popular spot for swimming and watersports including diving, sailing, water skiing and windsurfing. There's a grand walk along the cliffs to Port Eynon, and buses run every couple of hours between the two. The Old Post Office inland on the road about a mile from the beach does good food, and has a craft shop where among other things, you can buy representations of the main buildings of LLaregub, which fit flat along a wall. Mesquite Flat Dunes in Death Valley National Park In physical geography, a dune is a hill of sand built by eolian (wind-related) processes. ... In geography, a marsh is a type of wetland, featuring grasses, rushes, reeds, typhas, sedges, and other herbaceous plants (possibly with low-growing woody plants) in a context of shallow water. ... Biologically, a woodland is differentiated from a forest. ... 90 mile beach Australia A beach or strand is a geological formation consisting of loose rock particles such as sand, shingle, cobble, or even shell along the shoreline of a body of water. ... Swimming is the method by which living creatures move themselves through water in a method not involving simply walking on the bottom. ... Diving has several meanings:- Jumping or falling deliberately, often acrobatically, into water. ... Wooden sailing boat Sailing is the skillful art of controlling the motion of a sailing ship or smaller boat, across a body of water using wind as the source of power. ... Recreational skiiers typically use two skis — other techniques abound. ... Windsurfing in Essex, England Windsurfing (also called boardsailing) is a sport involving travel over water on a small 2-4. ...


A variety of submarine cables leave the mainland of Britain from Oxwich. These include the SOLAS cable across the Irish Sea, and the TAT-11 and Gemini North transatlantic telephone cables. These latter two do not terminate here but instead continue on to France (TAT-11) and England (Gemini). Relief map of the Irish Sea. ... TAT-11 is AT&Ts 11th transatlantic telephone cable, in operation from 1993, initially carrying 2 x 565Mb/s between USA and France. ... A transatlantic telephone cable is a submarine communications cable that carries telephone traffic under the Atlantic Ocean between North America and Europe. ... Royal motto (French): Dieu et mon droit (Translated: God and my right) Englands location within the UK Official language English de facto Capital London de facto Largest city London Area - Total Ranked 1st UK 130,395 km² Population - Total (mid-2004) - Density Ranked 1st UK 50. ...


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Oxwich Bay - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (147 words)
Oxwich Bay is a bay on the south of the Gower peninsula, Wales.
Oxwich Bay includes a 2.5 mile-long sandy beach, accessible from the village of Oxwich.
A variety of submarine cables leave the mainland of Britain from Oxwich.
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