Last July, I decided to travel to Wales with one of my best friends to escape the business of home life and relax for a few days! Llangennith is a little village near Swansea, with a beach which has been voted one of the top 25 beaches in the world! And it really did not disappoint – it’s perfectly sandy, goes on for miles, and the waves are perfect for surfing and body-boarding.
Our original plan was to go on a surfing course, but since the weather wasn’t great and we were on a limited budget, we decided to ditch that plan and just buy a couple of cheap body boards instead! It worked out really well, and we spent most of the trip either catching the waves or sitting by the tent reading our books. Such a relaxing and stress-relieving way to spend a few days!
We stayed at the Hillend Caravan and Camping Park, which suited our needs perfectly. For £20 a night, we enjoyed a scenic camping spot with access to a huge number of indoor showers, as well as well-maintained toilets, a playground, a little shop and a cafe with a beautiful view over the beach. The best thing about the campsite was its proximity to the beach: it took no more than a minute to walk out of our tent, over the dunes and onto the beach. What more could you ask for!
One thing to be aware of if you are planning to visit Llangennith is that a car is an absolute must! The village itself is very small and a fair drive from the beach, so if the weather is bad or the waves are rough then there is not much to do in the immediate area. However, Llangennith is only a 40 minute drive from Swansea. We travelled to the city on our second night and enjoyed wandering around and exploring. There’s also a great array of shops, restaurants and bars to suit everyone’s needs!
The highlight of my trip to Llangennith was definitely the evenings. After a fun-filled day catching waves on the beach, we would climb to the top of the sand dunes and watch the sun set over the sea. It was absolutely stunning, and so peaceful. We took a camping stove with us, which we used to make hot drinks and toast marshmallows to keep us warm whilst the sun went down. The sunsets I saw on this trip were definitely some of the best I have ever seen!
Llangennith has to be one of my favourite beaches in the UK, but where’s your favourite? I’d love to know!