Driving down the hill towards Llangennith offers stunning views across the Gower coastline, and Llangennith is one of the jewels in the peninsula.
Accessed at the Western End of the Gower Peninsula, Llangennith Beach is often called a ‘surfer’s paradise’ – if there’s swell, you are bound to see surfers on this trendy beach, and there is a surf webcam here: Llangennith Surf Report, Surf Forecast and Tide Times – City and County of Swansea – Wales – United Kingdom – 2024 – Surf-reports.com – so you can check out conditions before you leave our beautiful holiday cottages to spend a day chasing waves.
While Gower in general is popular with surfers, Llangennith beach offers the most consistent surf beach on Gower, and most days conditions are suitable for beginners and pros alike. Those who fancy a try can hire boards and wetsuits from PJ’s surf shop (01792 386669), one of many to be found in the Gower area. There’s also Progress Surf Swansea Surf School, who give lessons to all ages and can be contacted on 01792 410825.
Gower is home to a number of high-profile wrecks and the wooden paddle steamer, the City of Bristol, ran aground here on 17th November 1840. The wreck can be seen on low tides and can present a hazard to surfers. Be aware, though, there are no lifeguards on this beach.
While seen as Swansea’s surf mecca, however, the beach should not be neglected by other visitors, it really has spectacular views and is enjoyed by tourists of all ages every year. Llangennith has been long popular with holidaymakers, drawn by the fine golden sands framed by the Dunes and the tidal walk across to the islet of Burry Holms (accessible between mid and low tide), with another small sandy beach beyond offers plenty of interest.
The campsite, Hillend, offers easy (though chargeable parking) and a short boardwalk across the dunes will bring you to a beach with a view, stretching across to Rhossili and Worms Head on a good day.
Dogs, too, are welcome here, and the campsite offers toilets, an ice-cream shop, and a coffee shop and bistro, ensuring plenty for all the family. There is also a pub in the village offering reasonably priced food. Llangennith beach is a great place for families and well worth a visit.