Llangennith Sands (Llangenydd/Llangynydd)

Making up the northern half of the vast expanse of sand which stretches up from Rhossili is Llangennith Sands. Backed by extensive sand dunes, and not much else, there is a wild feel to Llangennith. The scenery along this stretch of coast is world class; from here you can look south, out over Rhossili towards Worm’s Head and northwards to Burry Holmes.

This is the most westerly part of the Gower Peninsula and as a result picks up the most of the Atlantic swells that have made the area renowned for surfing. Llangennith is the go to spot for surfers along this coast and often has a surfable wave when other spots are flat. It is also a great spot for beginners as the beach slopes quite gently (as do the waves!).

On spring low tides the engines of the paddle-steamer City of Bristol become exposed. She was wrecked here in the winter of 1840 with the loss of 27 lives.

Also known as:


Type of beach


Lifeguard service


Dogs friendly beach?

Dogs allowed

Dogs are allowed all year round

Glamorgan dog friendly beaches »


  • Kite surfing
  • Surfing
  • Wind surfing

Nearest town


OS grid ref.

SS 4050 9191

Submit a correction

What did we get wrong?