Originally Posted by beach
I was thinking about launching directly from the beach rather than using a slipway.
The only access to the whole bay, which is privately owned, is via the car park and slipway.
4x4 are allowed on beach for launch and recovery. Trailered boat access to the car park and slipway is a variable charge depending on time of year etc. and is around the £10 mark. However, boats must be registered and an insurance certificate is required for registration, registration is £25 per year and a form and details are available here Oxwich Beach, Gower-self-catering-Swansea & Gower-holiday accommodation
If you do not register, the parking charge is £25 per visit.
It is a great bay for launching with a shallow slope (a little steeper at high water) and calm seas.
I have a 2.7m SIB which means I can pay standard car parking charges £3.50 - £4.50 as it is not trailered.
Hope this helps.