Llangrannog Beach Cardigan Bay

Llangrannog Beach from Sea Cardigan Bay by Janet Baxter
Photo Llangrannog Beach from Sea Cardigan Bay by Janet Baxter

Llangrannog is an excellent beach all year round. Popular with families, surfers or just for relaxing and watching the world go by from the many excellent cafes and pubs. You can choose from traditional pub food overlooking the sea, or home made ice cream at the beach cafe. From the main beach at Llangrannog it is possible at low tide to walk round to the second beach, or or by the cliff path which climbs by steps next to the Quay Café at any time. A circular walk can be followed around the headland of Ynys Lochtyn. The Ceredigion Coast Path comes into Llangrannog village from Penbryn by dropping down right to the beach. The views along the coast are some of the best in west Wales.

Ynys Lochtyn headland a short walk from Llangrannog
Photo Ynys Lochtyn Headland nr Llangrannog by Janet Baxter

Very often when you see images of Cardigan Bay it is photographs of Ynys Lochtyn headland a short walk from Llangrannog village which are used. This rocky, grass topped headland jutting out into the bay is an extraordinary spot from which to enjoy the full sweep of the Cardigan Bay coastline. Standing at the end with the seals – and sometimes their pups – below, the bay wraps around you and the sky and sea meet to give you huge and beautiful space to relax on your holiday or west Wales coast walk.

Facilities at Llangrannog

Awards Blue Flag Bathing Yes
Type of Beach Sandy Café Yes
Car Park Yes – see notes* Sea Angling Yes
Toilet + Disabled Yes Dogs Yes & No
Disabled Access No Pub serving food Yes

no dogs allowed  Blue Flag Beach

*There are two car parks, one is clearly marked before you drop down the narrow road to the beach and is FREE. The second car park by the sea is expensive – the new pay and display allows payment by card or coins as well as an app though signals cannot be relied on. It is privately owned and uses cameras.


A bus is available between the top car park and the beach during the summer

* Dogs are prohibited from sections of certain beaches between 1st May and 30th September under the local byelaw. The restrictions do not apply to a guide dog accompanying a registered blind person.

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