Llangrannog Beach

Llangrannog would have started life as a rural village attached to a port, but nowadays the beach here is the main draw and one of the best loved in Ceredigion. The beach here sits below a series of craggy cliffs and on what is part of the scenic Wales Coast Path.

Llangrannog beach is a family friendly stretch of sand which has lifeguards over the summer months. As well as being ideal for all the usual beach activities and bathing, Llangrannog Beach is popular for watersports including surfing. You can also go sailing here and due to the fresh winds in the area and the slipway.

At low tide Llangranog links to Cilborth Beach to the north and there is a cliff top path between the two beaches.

Llangrannog Beach sits close to neighbouring Ynys Lochtyn which is a small peninsula with and island just off its coast which is home to a seal colony.

Type of beach


Lifeguard service


Dogs friendly beach?

Dogs are banned to the west of the stream on the beach from 1st May to 30th September

Ceredigion dog friendly beaches »


  • Kayaking/canoeing
  • Sailing
  • Surfing


  • Slipway

Nearest town



SA44 6SN

OS grid ref.

SN 3108 5422


There is a charge for parking

Water quality

Water quality star rating


Blue Flag Award

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Llangrannog Beach Reviews


Tim Newman
Sep 19th 2021

Great beach and thankfully dog friendly, they just need to ban screaming kids and it would be even better lol.
Free car park ten minutes walk up the steep hill or a pay and display for the lazy right next to the beach. Would be better if the pay and display was for disabled and locals only so there would be less car dodging walking down from the free car park that would also keep unwanted traffic from the tiny road to the beach.

One of the best

Jun 11th 2021

A lovely beach with golden sand and caves for the kids to explore. The north side is dog friendly. At low tide you can walk to the next beach. Nice walks over the cliffs. Parking in the upper carpark is free if you're happy to walk half a mile. Lots of nice pubs and caf├ęs.

Dogs on Llangrannog beach

Ex dog owner
Jun 01st 2021

Its too small for dogs to be running loose.
Dogs often run across from the dog ’ friendly ’ side to the supposedly dog free side.

Sep 16th 2020

amazing beach dog freindly
always go there with the dogs
can be crowded when really sunny tho : )


nigel oldale
Apr 30th 2020

what a great beach always clean and tidy good food in local pubs and the cafe is awesome could not help us enough will be back many times

thank you all

Smells horrendous

Gomez's mom
Sep 14th 2019

Family friendly? I’ve seen a dog friendly beach cleaner and less smelly.

Packed, dogs barking and weeing

Aug 23rd 2019

Beach was packed and full of dog owners though it said it was dog free. Saw dogs urinate in sand near where children were playing. Sea beautiful but they really must enforce the no dog rule as they spoil and dirty the beach.

What did we get wrong?