Glorious Gower

We got lucky last week, and had some glorious sunshine on one of Steve’s days off from work.  So we packed up a quick picnic and headed out for a little trip to the Gower.

Now, I love Swansea bay, I really do.  The beach is fab for the children to run around on, and I love the view out towards Mumbles.

But there is something extra special about the beaches on Gower.  I’m always filled with a child-like sense of excitement when we drive out and suddenly get that first glimpse of the sea.

For our first trip of the year, we went to Horton, which Steve’s got a real soft spot for.  It tends to be quieter than some of the other beaches, and it is so, so pretty.  And Rhys had an absolute blast exploring the rock pools, and playing pirates.


With the sun shining, you can almost believe that Spring is actually on its way!

Oh, and now I feel really awful for ever taking any of this for granted!


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What Katy Said


  1. Photalife 04/03/2016 / 3:40 pm

    Beautiful photos, It looks like a wonderful day on the beach.
    Thank you for linking up

    • Madeline 04/04/2016 / 2:16 pm

      Thank you, it was a lovely day! x

  2. Kate Holmes 04/03/2016 / 5:41 pm

    Gorgeous family pics. I love the Gower and years since we last visited and you have made me want to return and soon. Thank you. I love South Wales and stayed in Oxwich many moons ago

    • Madeline 04/04/2016 / 2:15 pm

      Oh you should definitely come for another visit, it’s so beautiful! x

  3. Karen 04/03/2016 / 5:46 pm

    Lovely photos. You can’t beat an empty beautiful beach!

    • Madeline 04/04/2016 / 2:14 pm

      There’s definitely something wonderful about having all that open space to yourself! x

  4. Liz Lowe 04/03/2016 / 8:34 pm

    Gorgeous shots – I love a beach day! #happydays

    • Madeline 04/04/2016 / 2:11 pm

      Thank you! I just love seeing how much fun my kids have when we’re there, it’s fab! x

  5. There's always time for tea 04/03/2016 / 9:40 pm

    Gower is lovely! My sister-in-laws husbands family have a holiday home down there so we go down to visit every now and then when they are down there. Lovely photos, looks like you had a lovely day. xx #Happydayslinky

    • Madeline 04/04/2016 / 2:09 pm

      It’s a beautiful part of the world isn’t it! Love that you get to come and visit! x

  6. Sian QuiteFranklySheSaid 04/08/2016 / 11:36 pm

    Your photos are gorgeous, I especially love the top right one of Rhys. Thanks for linking up to #HappyDaysLinky x

    • Madeline 04/10/2016 / 12:54 pm

      Haha, I wish I could take credit for that one of Rhys, but my husband took it! It’s fab isn’t it! x

  7. Merlinda (Glimmer of Hope) 04/06/2016 / 9:39 am

    I always love your photos! They are lovely and so clear and bright. And the moments that you have captured here are priceless =) #MySundayPhoto

    • Madeline 04/06/2016 / 12:37 pm

      Thank you so much! Lovely natural daylight really helps with the photos! x

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