Llanengan and Llangian
Halfway way between the bustling seaside village of Abersoch and the surfer's paradise of Hells Mouth (Porth Neigwl), lies the pretty hamlets of Llanengan and Llangian.
Llanengan is a small cluster of traditional properties, huddled around the 2 hubs of the village; the beautifully restored 16th Century St Engans Church and the family friendly Sun Inn public house and restaurant. The church is steeped in history from as far back as the 5th century, it offers regular church services and is a popular wedding venue for many local and visiting parishoners. Visting parishioners or 'swallows' as the local vicar refers to his regular visitors are always welcome and swell the congregation in the summer months. The sense of community spills over into the Sun Inn where families can enjoy good food and a locally brewed beverage. A gathering place for walkers enjoying the coastal path, surfers heading to the waves, cyclists on the Llŷn Cycle Route and those just seeking a taster of traditional pub life. The beach at Hell's Mouth (Porth Neigwl) is notorious in the surfing community. The wide bay, gentle shelving and south west facing position creates the Llŷns' best waves. Hire a board in Abersoch, join surf school and catch a wave or for those less active grab a towel, take your place on the sand and catch some summer rays!
Further inland from Llanengan lies Llangain, another hamlet centred around St Cian's Church. Nestled at the bottom of a small valley, the church's picturesque setting with its beautiful spring blossom is another popular wedding venue. A small traditional shop sells general provisions and is a well-known meeting place for locals and visitors alike.
Llanengan and Llangian are pretty rural retreats, untouched by time and a great bases to explore the spectacular Llyn Peninsula, yet at just a short drive from Abersoch with its bars, restaurants, cafes, shops and beaches, it really does give guests the option to dip a toe in all waters!