The growth of surfing as a sport over the last 30 years has grown Llangennith’s fame to that of one of the best known bays in the area. It's not that the surf is especially good here, but it is consistent being the most exposed bay on the peninsula - During the summer months Llangennith is often the only option for surfers. There is always a great buzz down here on the beach and in the campsites, you will rarely see so many VW camper vans in one place!
To get here is a 20 minute drive from Parc-Le-Breos B&B - Pass through Llangennith village, turn left at the mini roundabout and head into Hill End caravan site. For parking there is a café in the car park and there are a number of surf hire shops and surf schools based here. From the bottom of the car park, follow the wooden boardwalk through the dunes to the beach. The golden sands stretch for miles all the way to Rhossili in the south and to the tidal island of Burry Holms, with its ruins of a medieval monastic settlement in the north. The beach is backed by beautiful sand dune systems and there is always space to get away from the crowds with a little walking even on the busiest of days.
At low tide on the northern end of the beach you will see the wreckage of the ship 'City of Bristol'.
The bay is popular for all sorts of water sports - surfing, wave skis and more recently kite surfing and buggies. There are a number of surf hire shops and surf schools operating here - a good first point of call would be PJ’s surf shop opposite the Kings Head pub in the village.
The beach can yield good fish on the right day and is a popular fishing spot, a simple 2 hook rig dropped behind the breaking surf should find you flat fish (hooks below the weight) and bass (hooks above the weight) use a long terminal hook trace if you are trying for brill and Turbot as they like to see more movement. Lugworm and ragworm usually work well here but also try razor clam and fish baits if fishing after dark.
To the north of the bay is the tidal island of Burry Holms and an opportunity for some rock fishing. There are often good bass to be caught here, but don’t forget that the island can only be accessed for a few hours either side of low tide.
Llangennith is arguably the surf capital of Gower and its indicator beach, exposed with consistent swell. Its great for beginners, so if you have never tried surfing this is the place to give it a go. There are several surfing schools providing lessons during the summer and PJs surf shop in the village opposite the Kings Head is always a good place to stop for board hire and advice.
On a good day, Llangenith can hold some really good waves with several peaks throwing lefts and rights along the beach. Easterly winds are offshore here and on a good day the surf can barrel. On a bad day however this can be one of the hardest paddle outs you will find, and if the swell isn’t clean you can be confronted by a mush of choppy white water. Even though this is a huge beach its popularity can mean that it gets crowded on good days.