The village of Llangennith or "Llangenydd" (meaning Church of St Cenydd) nestles between the slopes of three hills; Llanmadoc Hill, Rhossili Down and Hardingsdown. The latter is the smallest of the red sandstone hills and has a number of iron age earthworks on its slopes.

Llangennith is a popular destination with families and surfers (it even has its own surf shop). Even before surfing became popular, the sea was the focal point of the village, given its setting at the foot of the hills. There must be as many tales involving shipwrecks and smuggling in Llangennith, as exists for their neighbours in Horton and Port Eynon or Brandy Cove, Bishopston.

The church in Llangennith is the largest in Gower and is believed to have evolved from St Cenydd’s Priory, founded in the 6th century and hence giving its name to the village.

Broughton

Llangennith, Swansea, SA3 1JB

Broughton is another enormous sandy beach in North Gower, on the end of the Loughor Estuary.

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Bluepool Corner

Llangennith, Swansea, SA3 1JB

Bluepool Corner can only be reached on foot and it lays 1Km West of Broughton.

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Llangennith Burrows

Llangennith, Swansea,

The beach itself lies at the Western end of Rhossili Bay and is a sandy, sprawling beach backing onto sand dunes. Very popular with surfers.

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St Cenydd’s Church, Llangennith

Llangennith, Swansea, SA3 1HU

This 12th century church is on the site of a 6th century llan, or churchyard, which retains the original circular footprint. The floor was raised and the interior subjected to careful Victorian remodelling. In the south wall are the remains of a medieval doorway to the cloisters of the adjoining monastery/priory, and in the rear of the chancel arch is evidence of a rood-stair

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Useful Information

Please view the area map below to get your bearings and familiarise yourself with the roads.  The table shows the approximate travelling times by car, from Llangennith, to the various villages.

Map of the Gower Peninsula

Map of the Gower Peninsula

Village
mins by car
Bishopston (and Kittle, Murton)
25
Dunvant
25
Horton
20
Llangennith
0
Llanmadoc (and Cheriton, Cwm Ivy, Landimore)
15
Llanrhidian (and Cilibion, Oldwalls)
15
Mumbles (and Langland)
30
Oxwich (and Oxwich Green, Slade)
25
Parkmill (and Ilston, Llethryd, Lunnon)
20
Penclawdd (and Blue Anchor, Cilonnen, Crofty, Llanmorlais, Welshmoor, Wernffrwd)
20
Penmaen (and Nicholaston)
20
Pennard (and Southgate)
25
Port Eynon (and Overton, Scurlage)
15
Reynoldston (and Burry, Burry Green, Fairyhill, Knelston, Llandewi)
15
Rhossili (and Middleton, Pilton Green, Pilton Moor, Pitton, Pitton Cross)
20
Swansea
30
Three Crosses
20
Upper Killay
25