SS5085 : Port Eynon Bay

taken 8 years ago, near to Oxwich, Swansea/Abertawe, Great Britain

Port Eynon Bay
Port Eynon Bay
Port Eynon, which can be seen in the far distance, is the most southerly point on Gower and is thought to be named after an Eleventh Century Welsh Prince, Eynon. It is believed that he built Port Eynon castle which has disappeared over the years. Once there was a booming trade in Oyster fishing, limestone quarrying, lobstering and crabbing, but as with many little ports also came reports of smuggling. At one stage, it is thought that eight excise men were stationed in the village alone.
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SS5085, 35 images   (more nearby )
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Date Taken
Friday, 25 September, 2009   (more nearby)
Submitted
Tuesday, 29 September, 2009
Category
Bay   (more nearby)
Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! SS 503 851 [100m precision]
WGS84: 51:32.6941N 4:9.5534W
Camera Location
OSGB36: geotagged! SS 504 851
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WEST (about 270 degrees)
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