Llangrannog Cardigan Bay West WalesPhoto of Llangrannog - Janet Baxter
Llangrannog (or Llangranog) is
a small, coastal village and seaside
resort in Ceredigion West Wales,
between Aberporth and New
History of Llangrannog
The earliest parts of the village (the "church village") lie above the waterfall hidden by a twist of the valley from view from the sea. This protected them from the attention of sea marauders, the Vikings and the Irish. After the mid-eighteenth century the sea became safer and 'Llangrannog beach village' and small seaport developed.
By 1825 Llangrannog commercial activity was largely concerned with the sea, including the shipment of coal. A number of ships were built on the sands, the largest the 'Ann Catherine' a brig of 211 tons. The last developments, in the 1860's, were the ribbon village which connected the beach and church villages; and extension of the beach village on the southern slope of the valley. Partly this accommodated the increasing local population, but also for the beginnings of tourism.
By the Llangrannog beach there is a shop, two pubs The Ship; and the Pentre arms, and The Patio Café, which serves delicious home made icecreams, and if you are walking on a cold day, why not treat yourself to the excellent fish chowder.
Walks around Llangrannog including the Ceredigion Coast Path
Where to stay in Llangrannog
- Pigeonsford Holiday Farmhouse Self Catering
- Celyn Parc Guest House Guest House B&B
- Morfa Isaf Farm Guest House B&B
- Morfa Cove Holiday Cottages Self Catering
- Wig Farm Holiday Cottages Self Catering
- Maes Glas Caravan Park Camping
- Swn y Mor Bed and Breakfast Guest House B&B
- Holly Cottage Bed and Breakfast Guest House B&B
- Dol Llan Self Catering
- Celyn Bach Holiday Cottage Self Catering