Ever since I can remember, my family have been visiting the Gower in Wales. I have become so familiar with the area that it no longer seems like a holiday, more like a place to escape from the everyday rush of life.
I think it is important to find a place where you can just get away from everything and relax and de-stress.
Surprisingly, the weather isn't bad in the summer. The Gower is the furthest place in Wales from the mountains so a lot less rain gathers there, of course you do get the odd day of drizzle though. However, when the weather is good it becomes such a beautiful place and there is so much to see!
Some places I advise you visit:
Rhossili bay - Rhossili Bay was voted the best beach in the UK in June 2010 and again in February 2013, along with third best beach in Europe!
Worms Head - Take a trip across to the Island, you won't regret it!
Verdi's in Swansea - An ice cream and sandwich shop on the end of the pier (the ice creams are AMAZING!)
Broughton bay - A hidden beach, worth a visit if you can find it!
Bluepool - A natural plunge pool on a small beach, it's a little walk but well worth the hunt!
I highly suggest you take a little trip down there, for everyone here in the UK, it's not too far away and it is still gorgeous!
Have you ever been? Where do you escape to?