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Llangrannog
Llangrannog-from-south-cliffs.jpg
Llangrannog from the west
Population 775 (2011)
OS grid reference SN316540
Principal area
Ceremonial county
Country Wales
Sovereign state United Kingdom
Post town Blaencelyn
Postcode district SA44
Dialling code 01239 654
Police Dyfed-Powys
Fire Mid and West Wales
Ambulance Welsh
EU Parliament Wales
UK Parliament
  • Ceredigion
Welsh Assembly
  • Ceredigion
List of places
UK
Wales
Ceredigion
52°09′31″N 4°27′47″W / 52.1587°N 4.4631°W / 52.1587; -4.4631Coordinates: 52°09′31″N 4°27′47″W / 52.1587°N 4.4631°W / 52.1587; -4.4631
Statue of St Carannog
Statue of St Carannog in Llangrannog

Llangrannog (sometimes spelt as Llangranog) is both a village and a community in Ceredigion, Wales, 6 miles (10 km) southwest of New Quay. It lies in the narrow valley of the River Hawen, which falls as a waterfall near the middle of the village. Llangrannog is on the Wales Coast Path.

Llangrannog's population was 775, according to the 2011 census; a 2.6% fall since the 796 people noted in 2001. The 2011 census showed 46.5% of the town's population could speak Welsh, a fall from 51.8% in 2001.

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Geography

The large rock between Llangrannog and Cilborth Beaches is Carreg Bica, a stack of Ordovician rock weathered by the sea, one of many along the coastline. A large piece of Carreg Bica fell away some years ago. Llangrannog's beach has received Blue Flag beach status. An RNLI lifeguard service is provided. Two streams flow down the beach to the sea - the Hawen and the smaller Nant Eisteddfa. There is a waterfall on the Hawen, known as Y Gerwn. Located within the community is the tiny island of Ynys Lochtyn.

The large rock between Llangrannog and Cilborth Beaches is Carreg Bica, a stack of Ordovician rock weathered by the sea, one of many along the coastline. A large piece of Carreg Bica fell away some years ago. Llangrannog's beach has received Blue Flag beach status.[5] An RNLI lifeguard service is provided. Two streams flow down the beach to the sea - the Hawen and the smaller Nant Eisteddfa. There is a waterfall on the Hawen, known as Y Gerwn. Located within the community is the tiny island of Ynys Lochtyn

Legend

Carreg Bica viewed from the beach

According to legend, Carreg Bica (trans: Bica's rock)—the large sea-weathered stack of Ordovician rock on the beach—is the tooth of the giant Bica. He lived in Ceredigion and was forced to spit his tooth onto the beach when suffering a bad toothache.

Sport and leisure

Crannog, Llangrannog's football team, play in the Ceredigion League.

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