Ship Llangrannog


Llangrannog’s lovely sandy beach nestles below the cliffs of Ceredigion’s section of wales coastal path. originally a hidden village above the old port, and  is now one of the areas most popular beach destinations for family bucket and spade days, or for a seaside holiday.

In the 18th century salt smuggling was rife locally, used to preserve bacon and herring.  There was a busy illegal trade, evident in places such as ogof yr halen ( meaning salt cave) near Llangrannog. similarly wines and spirits were smuggled stored and traded in local caves.

Notable people to have visited Llangrannog include Edward Elgar, welsh artist Christopher Williams,his painting “holidays-village girls in Llangrannog” is in the collection of the national library of wales. Dylan Thomas also visited Llangrannog, where he drank in the Ship Inn with Tommy Herbert the Aberaeron vet, and with Ira Jones, the world war one fighter ace.