Penmaen is situated near Pennard on the Gower Peninsula in South Wales. Swansea is 10 miles north east of the village, whilst Cardiff is just over an hour away.
The village attracts many visitors for its close proximity to the beach at Three Cliffs Bay. The magnificent golden sands are dotted with rock pools, which are particularly popular with children. Swimming, surfing, sea-canoeing and climbing can all be taken up here, whilst walkers will enjoy finding the Mitchen Hole caves just along the coastal path.
The ruins of Penmaen castle can still be seen today. It would have been built as a wooden motte and bailey settlement during Norman times, but this was later replaced by a stone settlement with a gatetower, possibly by Rhys Gryg ap Rhys.