|Looking for: ||Beach / Seaside, Outdoor / Active, WaterFun|
|Address: ||Hells Mouth Beach
|Postcode: ||LL53 7LS|
|Kids Activity: ||Outdoors|
|Telephone: ||01758 712929|
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can only imagine the fear of an ancient mariner, being drawn into the
jaws of Hell itself, his vessel being battered by storms, a south
westerly gale, anchors dragging in the sand, awaiting certain
destruction, perhaps death; no wonder this bay became known as Hells
Mouth. Over the years, thirty or so vessels have met their doom at this
very spot, attestation to the fury of Mother Nature when aroused. Yet,
on a calm day, a prettier sight cannot be imagined, a perfect crescent
of sand and clear blue sea.
Nowadays visitors come for the surf, and yearn for the swell. Nearly
four miles long and facing south west, Hells Mouth or Porth Neigwl is
considered by many to be the best surf beach in Wales. Word soon gets
out when conditions are right, and surfers come from all over the UK to
take to the waters, sample the waves and party into the evening.
The beach itself is mainly sand, with some rocks, backed by cliffs and
sand-dunes and due to its size, Hells Mouth beach rarely becomes
crowded. You do however need to be a strong swimmer to enjoy the water.
The nearby village of Llanengan has a pretty 15th century church, firmly
situated on the Pilgrims Trail, and a pub serving food. Abersoch is
just two and a half miles away, with plenty of accommodation, bars,
restaurants and surf shops.