This massive west facing bay bears the brunt of SW storms thrown at the Gower Peninsula. Rhossili is at the southern end of the bay, Llangenith is in the middle of the Bay and is particularly exposed.
Llangennith picks up any swell going and can therefore be a good place to head for some wave-sailing when everywhere else is flat. Offshore NE, Easterly, SE and Southerly winds can produce some excellent beach break surfing conditions, or wave sailing conditions. SW can be good too, but the waves will start to lose their quality. Westerly winds will result in mad blown out conditions and in big winds all but the most advanced windsurfers are likely to take quite a battering. North and NW winds don't tend to generate any swell here, but can produce some pleasurable bump & jump conditions.
To get there, follow the A4118 from Swansea and turn right onto the B4271. Follow this road to Llanrhidian and then continue west towards Llangenith. Walk through the sand dunes to the beach. Shops and a pub are to be found In Llangenith village and a large caravan site is found behind the dunes at Llangenith. There is alos a campsite and toilets behind the dunes and a large car park.
Surf Conditions at Llangennith can be Excellent
Buggying Conditions at Llangennith can be Excellent
Windsurfing Conditions at Llangennith can be Excellent
Kitesurfing Conditions at Llangennith can be Excellent
Windsurfing at Llangennith
Kitesurfing at Llangennith
Comments on Llangennith
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Last Visit: 16-12-2004
Over a period of 5 years and 6 summer visits in the late 70's my wife and
kids travelled from our home in England and spent a couple of weeks in a
caravan at Llangenith. Looking back I always remember these holidays with
fondness even though the weather was not always at its best.
I returned for a nostalgic visit in 2003 to find the ever changing local
(beach wise) with the caravan site now uniformally laid out.
I now live in a place where the weather is nigh on always at its best and I
now take my grandkids to the local beach in California
Last Visit: 16-12-2011
Excellent beach for learning the fundamentals of wavesailing as there is
usually always a bit of swell. However this does mean that is it unsuitable
What is good for the wave sailor is also great for surfers and so in summer
with only a 2 ft swell there will be hundreds of surfers/boggie boarders
in the water. So although there is plenty of space outside of the shore
break you will have problems avoiding fellow water users when you come in.
With this is mind the premier windurfing location on the Gower is
Horton/Port Eynon as all the surfers head to Llangenith.
Great beach social though with all the surfers around and Hill End campsite
behind the beach.